Ogi-machi Castle Ruin Observation Area is the best place for overlooking the whole Gassho-zukuri town. Most of the pictures, which have the whole village view, were taken here. It is also a popular spot for taking pictures to mark the occasion. This observatory was once used as a castle. From here you can see various sights of changing seasons of Shirakawa-go. Shuttle buses are available from the village to the observatory, but it is within walking distance. The place might be closed due to the heavy snow.
2269-1 Ogi-machi, Shirakawa-mura, Oono, Gifu 501-5627
Open 24 Hours
Open Year-Round (Closed during winter depending on the weather)
|Average visit length||
About 30 minutes
|Websites||Shirakawa-go Tourist Information (Shirakawamura village office)http://ml.shirakawa-go.org/en/guide/121/|