Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck

Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Nov, 10, 2020
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Jason Surguine

The Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck overlooks the “Gassho-Zukuri” houses of Shirakawago built in the Ogimachi Castle site.
It is unknown when Ogimachi Castle was built, but it is known that Kaeri Kumo Castle was constructed in its vicinity around the year 1462.
Ogimachi Castle did not have a castle tower, so there are very few remnants of the castle aside from the earthworks and small trenches.
It may look more like a mountain top than a castle site, but the view from the Observation Deck looks like a scene from the world of folktales.
It is also a popular photo spot as it overlooks the “Gassho-Zukuri” houses in every season, including views of its greenery, the autumn leaves, and covered in snowfall.

Information of Spot Detail


Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu

Spot Types


Regular Holiday

Winter season




2 hour bus ride on the Kaetsuno Bus Line from JR Takayama Station, get off at the Shirakawago Bus Terminal, and transfer to a shuttle bus leaving from the Hakusui-en restaurant (across the street from important cultural property Wada House) for a 5 minute bus ride
1 hour bus ride on the Nohi Bus Line from JR Takayama Station, 40 minute walk from the Shirakawa-go bus station

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