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Obtain a panoramic view of a UNESCO-protected village from Tenshukakau Observatory. Take the 15-20 minute walk uphill from the historic village, or simply take the shuttle bus to reach the observation area. From this vantage point you can truly appreciate the mountainous scenery and the 114 thatched-roof homes that make up the village. The quiet, quaint village, dwarfed by the mountains that surround it, has photogenic appeal, with its homes shaped like hands in prayer, a river running through town, and adjacent rice paddies. Make your Shirakawa-mura itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Very nice view for Shirakawa-go! Free to enter and best photo place! If not crowded, you can access by not public bus but your car.
Very nice view for Shirakawa-go! Free to enter and best photo place! If not crowded, you can access by not public bus but your car. more »
Definitely a must visit location in Shirakawa-go. It's about 30 minutes hike and provides a brilliant birds eye view of entire town. Plus there's ice-cream at the top.
Definitely a must visit location in Shirakawa-go. It's about 30 minutes hike and provides a brilliant birds eye view of entire town. Plus there's ice-cream at the top. more »
Highlight of our Japan trip, Shirakawago is a beauty of a place that seems to be frozen in time! We spend a full day in this village, taking our time and just love the whole vibe and historical buildings. Do make a trip up to this observatory and you have the full view of the village.
Eh. Overrated super touristy with a little shop and photo area they try to Upsell you photos at. At least you get a free photo print out but the eay they red tape it felt a little ridiculous. I had to beg to get photos because they put a red line of tape on the view to force you to go to their photo area where they forbid you to use your own phone. Only after begging could I sneak a few photos. ALSO be advised only one bus that goes up here (200 yen each way) if without a car. Last bus around 3 so you can't see sunset unless you have a car, otherwise your stuck with depending on the bus and its freezing in the winter🚌 Follow afrolatina_adventurer for more
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