Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Shirakawa-mura

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Obtain a panoramic view of a UNESCO-protected village from Ogimachi Castle Old Site 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. Use our Shirakawa-mura online trip builder to add Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and other attractions to your Shirakawa-mura vacation plans.
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  • THE photo spot for the village. Shuttle bus goes up there - takes 10 mins, walk down takes 20 mins (different shorter route) Private parking on the hill (for about 50 cars?) Nice to buy food or...  more »
  • This is a nice spot to taking the photo for the whole Shirakawago village. You may use the public transport or drive up by your own.  more »
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