Hida-Osaka Waterfalls Trekking
There are more than 200 waterfalls in Osaka Town, Gero City. Osaka no Taki Meguri offers a footpath course that enables you to walk in peace. At Hida-Osaka Falls, you may experience some activities including café trekking and “shower climbing”.
- Hida-Osaka Waterfalls Trekking
Hida-Osaka – Gero
Gero Hot Spring
Gero Hot Spring is one of the three top quality hot springs (onsen) in Japan. Nicknamed “the Water of Beauties”, it’s said that the water from Gero Hot Spring has beautifying qualities that help turn the bathers’ skin as smooth as the water itself. The highlight of Gero Onsen is “Funsenchi”, a huge open-air stone bath located right next to Hida River. Due to the location and it being a mixed bath, bathers must wear bathing suits to enter the hot spring.
- Gero Hot Spring
Stay in Gero
Gero – Hida-Furukawa
Satoyama Cycling Tour
Take a ride through the exhiliarating rural scenery on this Hida Satoyama cycling tour. Experience the life of a local as you cycle past favorite local hangouts and see the local way of life. Cycle this comfortably paced tour with a guide and see the romantic Japanese countryside.
- Satoyama Cycling Tour
Hida-Furukawa – Takayama
Takayama Nohi Bus Center – Shin Hodaka Onsenguchi
Visit the Okuhida Hot Spring Villages, consisting of five areas, deep within the Northern Japan Alps; where there are more open-air hot springs than in any other part of Japan. Shinhotaka Hot Spring Village is especially popular for its location. The springs sit beside a running river making for incredible vistas. You can even find bathing-suit permitted mixed-gender baths.
- Open-air Bath
Stay in Okuhida Hot Spring Village
For those who want a bird’s eye view of the Alps, hop aboard Shinhotaka Ropeway’s double-decker cable car. The one-of-a-kind cable car takes you 2,156 meters high, where a panoramic observation deck allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Japanese Alps. Be sure to get there early if you wish to catch the prized view of the sunset from above the clouds.
- Shinhotaka Ropeway
Kamikochi – Hirayuonsen – Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Shinhotaka Ropeway – Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Once a busy merchant town, the Takayama Historic District retains most of its original buildings and traditional architecture to this day. Now, the district is home to crafts and sake breweries, as well as food stalls selling local specialties such as mitarashi dango and Hida beef skewers. Takayama Jinya is also known as the Takayama Historical Government House, the only one of its kind remaining in Japan — making it a building of immense historical significance.