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Tenshukakau Observatory

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Comfortable to go there

- Only 200 yen for shuttle van to and from there. - Quite narrow area than my expectation but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gyftzy K
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Bangkok, Thailand
driving up to the observatory

the view from observatory is fantastic. When we first saw the slope we were concerned if it is safe... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lummus
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singapore
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889 Ogimachi | In front of Tenshukaku Restaurant, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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All reviews shuttle bus souvenir shop vantage point beautiful photos eye view photos taken hello kitty excellent view observation deck easy walk photo taking nice walk scenic view ogimachi village couple of hours the main road on foot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

- Only 200 yen for shuttle van to and from there. - Quite narrow area than my expectation but acceptable - Even I'm on the brown day (no snow), but valuable to visit there.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Gyftzy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the view from observatory is fantastic. When we first saw the slope we were concerned if it is safe to drive up there. Apparently there is two route to reach the observatory. The shuttle bus is going form the back while most people walked up...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lummus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect viewing of the town. Great spot for a picture or two. Take the walk, it’s well worth it and doesn’t take 45mins as some People have suggested...unless you require special needs or are unfit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ford_xy_gt
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

The observatory that is open throughout the day can be accessed by the local village bus that runs every 20 mins. You can also walk up the hill if you are feeling adventurous! Head up there to view the majestic village from the hill top....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank travelight18
Reviewed January 12, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rickylhc
Reviewed January 2, 2019

a MUST see when in Shirawaka-go! The view is amazing and the walk isn't too tough. After the day trip tourists leave or before in the morning it is extremely special up there!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MapleDropbear
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

展望台旁邊的紀念品店手法不誠實,欺騙遊客,絕對要小心!付了10000日幣卻說我只付了5000日幣,就算報警也沒有用,因為店家的監視鏡頭剛好拍不到你付錢的那個位置,他們可以把錢偷偷換調! 你也沒有証據可以指証他們。 Pay attention to the souvenir shop nearby! They cheated tourists. Paid them JPY10000 yen and they said what they received was JPY5000. Called the police but in vain, it is because the video cam is not able to record what you had paid...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank winkkk
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A short climb up a slope from the main village to this spot. The climb itself is quite picturesque during winter with snow falling from trees, creating a very romantic atmosphere. Once you reach the top, the scenery is breathtaking as you can look over...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed December 13, 2018

This place gives a vantage view of Ogimachi, which is good for a photo op. There is a restaurant and a gift shop up here, and hence, teeming with people, all waiting for a go at the view and the requisite photo. My day-trip by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

It is not a hard walk up to this place and the path is very well signposted from the bottom of he village. There’s a big souvenir shop and lots of parking places on top There’s also a spot where you can have your photo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Willy G
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Response from Rickylhc | Reviewed this property |
Yea, have 2 observation place, one is Tenshukaku Observatory which will open at 9am and close at 4pm. But Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck is open 24 hours all day long and neve closed. Personally i prefer the view from... More
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