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荻町城跡展望台Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck

  • Buildings (Palace / Castles)
  • Around Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
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Around Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura Ono-gun, Gifu, 501-5627, Japan
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Date of post:2015/07/24

Enjoy panoramic views of Shirakawa-go

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We can see panoramic views of Shirakawa-go from Shiroyama and Ogimachi Observatory Decks. So, they are the spots which we must go, if we visit Shirakawa-go.

The two observatory decks are very close. It is about a few minutes between them. And, we can see a little different view at each observatory deck.
They are on a hill. It takes from ten to twenty minutes on foot. If you are familiar with mountain-climbing, you can go there on foot easily. If not, you should use a shuttle bus to the top of the hill.

There is a restaurant near Shiroyama observatory deck. So, we can eat, drink and take some break there. Shiroyama observatory deck is in the site of the restaurant. And, there is a service of shooting photograph for tourists. And, they are both pay and free of charge. Even if you do not want to pay, you can ask them to shoot yourself against the panoramic view of Shirakawa-go by your own camera.

If we go down a little, we can find Ogimachi observatory deck easily. It is also a very famous spot. We feel the village a little closer.
After that, we should go back on foot, if the weather condition is good. It is because it is easy to go down the hill and find a different view on each revel.
The two observatory decks are good, they are a little too typical. We should enjoy views on the way of going back to the base of the hill.

At the base of the hill near a shuttle bus station, there is the biggest Gassho style house, Wadake. It is also one of spots we must visit. And, if we pay an admission fee, we can see the inside and some exhibitions in the house.

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