Gero Hot Spring, considered one of the three most famous hot springs in all of Japan, is particularly famous for the incredibly smooth quality of the water, which in turn makes the skin of those who soak in it just as smooth! This "water of beauties" attracts people from all over the world, and once they experience the water of Gero, they find it difficult to settle for anything else! The foot baths scattered throughout town make taking a stroll a pleasure, as you can soak in hot spring water virtually anytime and anywhere.
Gero Hot Springs has also had the privilege of being chosen as one of the “Top 100 Sustainable Tourist Destinations in the World” at Green Destinations’* annual flagship event in Athens, Greece on September 27, 2022. Gifu’s Shirakawa Village and Nagara River Basin were selected in 2020 and 2021 respectively, making this the third consecutive year that the regions of Gifu have been awarded.
Another attraction, the Gero Hot Spring Gassho Village, is located close to the hot spring town and recreates a gassho-zukuri (style of architecture in which the house roofs look like hands clasped in prayer) village. Here, you can experience traditional Japanese culture by painting ceramics, making Japanese handmade paper, and participating in other hands-on activities. At the Shrasagi-za Theater, you can watch a beautiful "Shadow play" that depicts Japan's different seasons and makes you nostalgic about the Japan of the past.
* Green Destinations is one of the international certification organisations for international indexes of sustainable tourism developed by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC).
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Gero City, Gifu
In the immediate vicinity of JR Gero Station