Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Shirakawa-mura

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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  • Hospitality from the Chinese guide Alpine City tourism after the world heritage Shirakawa gensokyo, and finally came to this place. Beautiful villages of Shirakawa-go from the views of many times I come here, the four seasons would better come in every season. Note to driving from there can even auto installing roads are slightly narrow.
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  • In the winter, the village is a beautiful world of children, backup backup snow gurgling water, structure into a peaceful world, standing on the observatory on the 10-seater Gassho-house is located under the mountain. If the preset lighting must be Jewish in the children's kingdom, Shirakawa has different winds all year round, and next season to see.
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