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  • Hirayunomori
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    3.5
    14 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengouhirayu 763-1
    Hirayunomori is a large Onsen (hot springs) resort located in the Oku-Hida Onsen District of Gifu Prefecture. Covering an area of approximately 50,000 square meters, and surrounded by verdant natural forest, Hirayunomori has a total of 16 hot springs baths (with separate baths for men and women) with different levels of mineral content and with different water temperature. All of the baths are supplied using the Gensen-kakenagashi (Free-flowing) method directly from a natural hot springs source. The baths include open-air baths with great views of the surrounding natural scenery, as well as a retro-style large indoor bath. There are ski resorts and campsites in the vicinity, making this a marvelous area for leisure activities. There is plenty for children to do as well, so this is a great choice for a family outing.

    I came in here after a great few hours in the onsen (baths) in the hotel complex here. I ordered a Hida beef set menu which included miso soup (v small) and a bowl of rice. The meat was, seriously...

  • Oshirakawa Open-air Bath
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Hirase Okigawa
    These rustic all-natural open-air baths are located inside of Oshirakawa area of Hakusan National Park in Shirakawa Village, Gifu Prefecture. They are open from early June to late October. The hot springs offer gender-segregated bathing areas and changing rooms as well as up-close views of emerald green Lake Hakusui. Visitors can fully enjoy the magnificent nature of the area, which includes Lake Hakusui, Hakusan Camping Forest Ohjirakawa, Hakusui Falls, and more.

    国道156号から県道451号で大白川露天風呂へ行きます。途中県道451号線は道幅が狭く対向車とのすれ違いには十分注意が必要です。この県道を30分-40分くらい進むと大白川露天風呂に到着します。周りにはロッジとキャンプ場そして登山口がります。無料駐車場は広く整備されていますが、ほとんどの車は登山客の様です。駐車場の奥にその秘湯大白川露天風呂があります。男女別の脱衣室、露天風呂があります。たまたまロッ...

  • Shirakawa-go-no-yu hot springs resort
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Onogunshirakawamura Ogimachi 337
    Shirakawa-go-no-yu hot springs resort is located in Shirakawa-go, a village whose traditional Gasshozukuri-style farmhouses have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hot spring water contains natural sodium chloride, which has a warming effect and also helps to ensure smooth skin. There is a comprehensive range of baths; both the men’s baths and the women’s baths include indoor baths, outdoor baths and saunas; from the outdoor baths, bathers can view the peaks of Mt. Hakusan, the cluster of Gasshozukuri-style farmhouses, and, flowing right below them, the Shogawa River. The resort has both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms, so visitors who are looking for a more relaxed hot springs and tourism experience can enjoy an overnight stay.

    Sサイズは味が二種類選べるのでどぶりくととちのみにしました。こちらのオリジナルのジェラートとなっており、合掌作りの建物がデザインされたカップとなっておりました。他にも味はあり、店内でイートインできるので寒い日でも利用しやすいです。

  • Shin-Hotaka Hot Spring YARIMIKAN
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoukansaka
    The YARIMIKAN is a traditional farmhouse-styled hotel, located on the banks of the Gamata River, a pristine river running through the hot spring areas of Oku-Hida. The main building, which was originally a village headman's house built around 200 years ago, is very atmospheric. The outdoor baths situated along the banks of the Gamata River offer plenty of variety; they include mixed baths that both men and women can use, private baths, women-only baths, foot-baths, etc. In particular, the “Yarimi Bath,” a mixed outdoor bath, boasts one of the most impressive views of any outdoor bath in the Oku-Hida region, facing directly towards Yari-ga-take (Mt. Yari), one of the highest peaks in the Northern Alps.
  • NAnoHANA-SANSO
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoukansaka 707-316
    NAnoHANA-SANSO hot springs hotel is located in the Chubu-Sangaku National Park, with superb views of the Northern Alps. The interior of the hotel features a fashionable modern design that combines Japanese aesthetics with Western taste. The hotel has a superb location, and its outstanding hot springs baths include men’s and women’s open-air baths with great views of Shakujo-dake (Mt. Shakujo), a mixed bath with imposing rocks, and private open-air baths that are some of the airiest and most relaxing in the Oku-Hida region. The restaurant at NAnoHANA-SANSO is the first in the Oku-Hida region to incorporate an open kitchen; in a space reminiscent of a jazz bar, the master chef, his staff and the clientele chat happily with each other.
  • Kojin-no-yu
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoutochio
    This is a public open-air bath in Tochio Onsen, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture, a gender-segregated bathing facility built on the flood plain of the Gamata River. There is nothing enclosing the direction of the river, and the views of the Northern Alps’ (Hida Mountains) splendid mountains and flowing river are breathtaking. Surrounded by rich nature, one can spend time relaxing in a truly open environment. Since it is open until evening, one can also enjoy dusk and starry sky viewing. There is a dressing room but no reception, so entry fees go into the unmanned cashbox.

    It's a nice warm bath, and you can see the mountains (they were covered in fog, which was beautiful) and hear the river. I guess you can see the river from the men's side but not from the women's...

  • Shinhotaka no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoukansaka
    A public outdoor hot spring bath located in Okuhida Onsengo, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture. Situated on the banks of the Gamata River, the bath area is surrounded by huge boulders. Although separate men’s and women’s dressing areas are provided, the bath itself is mixed-sex. Un-enclosed by any fence or other obstruction, bathers can enjoy an open and airy bathing experience while enjoying the scenic rushing waters of the river and the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. The bath sees particularly large numbers of visitors in mid-October when the fall colors are at their peak, with couples and families coming here to enjoy the seasonal foliage. Closed in winter.
  • Alps Kaido Hirayu
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    3.5
    73 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengouhirayu 628
    This sightseeing facility containing a natural hot spring is along National Route 158 in Okuhida Onsengo Hirayu. The large bathing facility is supplied with natural spring water and offers a view of Mt. Kasa (the Northern Alps). There’s a free lounge room as well. You’ll also find a restaurant and cafe with a demonstration sales area offering Hida cuisine, a restaurant for groups that can seat 450, a specialty goods store, a convenience store corner, a shopping center with a workshop selling freshly baked bread, and more. You can use the footbath near the bus stop for free.

    Buses to and from Kamikochi operate half hourly from here so that this would be a good place to get transfer, replenish food for energy or even spend an hour or so at the Hot Spring available for day...

  • Kamitakara no yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture Okuhida Onsenkyo Shin Hotaka
    This hot spring facility is adjacent to the “Sangaku-kan” visitor’s center in Nabedaira Highland, which is at the central point between Shinhotaka Ropeway 1 and 2. There are two open-air baths each for men and women with water flowing directly from the hot spring, allowing visitors to bask in the natural scenery of Nabedaira Highland as they bathe.
  • Shinzanso
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    4.5
    49 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoukansaka 720-1
    Shinzanso’s mixed open-air bath is surrounded by the grandeur of nature and serves as a base where those climbing the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains) can rest their weary bodies. The bath contains free-flowing hot spring water and are open to day-trip travelers. It is located in Shinhotaka Onsen, Okuhida Onsengo at an altitude of 1,050 meters, offering a majestic view. It’s about 1.5 hours from the Matsumoto Interchange on the Nagano Expressway, or about two hours from the Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    11月15日に新穂高の深山荘に泊めさせていただきました。館内のお風呂に石鹸とシャンプーはあります。露天風呂は5つもあり、2つは貸切、1つは女性専用、2つは男性専用、1つは混浴です。スタッフは親切、お部屋は良い、食事は美味しい・露天風呂は100%新鮮で美しい山の景色に囲まれ最高です。ロープウェイまできれいな川添山道で気楽15分で歩けます。 Shinzansou accommodation with...

  • Tennen Onsen Mitsumine
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Kanishi Omori 1748-1
    This day spa Kani City, Gifu Prefecture is located near the Hosogama bus stop on the Tohtetsu bus line. Its natural simple alkaline springs have a soft, silken feel and are said to help with ailments such as joint and muscle pain. Guests can choose from several baths to enjoy, including Japanese cypress baths, the silky “Unkai no Yu” baths, which are turned a cloudly white by fine bubbles, and open air baths fed directly from the source. The spa’s restaurant offers items such as Hida beef croquette curries and homemade chashudon (roast pork served on rice). Spa treatments such as body scrubbing and massage are also available.

    Close to home it is a great place to wind down. The outside baths are great year round. Watch the seasons unfold before your eyes. 近所なので、気楽にくつろげる。露天風呂は素晴らしです。森に直面していて、季節感に溢れるホッとできる場所です。

  • Yudokoro Minori
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Hashimagunginanchou Shimoinjiki 2-60-1
    Yudokoro Minori is a hot spring facility for day use located just a two-minute walk from Meitetsu Ginan Station. Being so close to the station, it gets high marks for providing easy access to the its special waters of the so-called “beautiful women’s spring”. In addition to round tub baths and an unusual outdoor bath with carbonated water, it offers six kinds of indoor baths and seven kinds of hot stone beds that soothe the body from the inside out. Inside the facility is a lounge with a salon, where customers can stretch out and relax. There is also a restaurant where customers can eat Okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza-like dish) cooked on iron grills, a fresh juice bar, and a fully equipped game center. All of these features make Yudokoro Minori a popular spot for families.
  • Nanno Onsen Suisho no Yu
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    4.5
    4 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Nannouchouhazawa 1623-3
    This day-trip hot spring facility is located approximately 40 minutes away by car from Nagoya Station. Situated on a hill in the Yoro mountains, you can look out over the spectacular view of all the Nobi Plain while enjoy the hot springs. With sodium / calcium chloride (hypotonic, slightly alkaline, low temperature) spring quality, it is said to be good for things such as cuts, peripheral circulation disorders, oversensitivity to coldness, depression and skin dryness. With wonderful panoramic views, besides the “hinoki-buro” to heal yourself with the smell of hinoki (Japanese cypress) and “iwa-buro” rotenburo (open-air bath) with a rock motif, you can enter the sauna and 11 different kinds of baths including inside baths and a daily special bath.

    麓の駐車場に車を停め、シャトルバスで山麓の展望露天風呂のある施設へ行く過程が、子供たちにとってプチ旅行気分になるようで、家族で気に入って時々利用しています。なんといっても露天風呂からの眺めが良いのが特徴の施設です。

  • Bijin no Yu Shirotori
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Shirotorichounaru Ishihara 32
    This day spa is located a three-minute drive from Shirotori Interchange on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. It’s clear, colorless, and drinkable water, sourced from a sodium bicarbonate spring, has a smooth feel on the skin. Bathing in it is said to help with muscle and joint pain, while drinking it said to help with chronic digestive diseases. Their open air baths, finished with dynamic natural stones and fed with plenty of spring water, offer views of the spa’s vaunted Japanese garden and the seasonal mountain scenery. The spa also offers private baths that include a traditional Japanese-style room where guests can relax or enjoy a meal. The spa’s restaurant offers a variety of seasonal local tastes spanning from lighter fare to serious kaiseki cuisine.
  • Yuge no Sato
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Ibigunikedachou Dan 721
    Yuge no Sato is located 10 minutes by car from Ibi Station on the Yoro Railway in Ibi County, Gifu Prefecture. Piped from the ground, the water is smooth, not too hot, hypotonic, and contains little alkali. In addition to the indoor baths, there is an outdoor bath that offers views of Mt. Kinkazan and the northern Japan Alps, as well as beautiful nighttime views. The onsite restaurant, Yuge-an, serves foods with seasonal flavors, including vegetarian dishes, such as Dengaku (tofu or root vegetables basted with miso and roasted) and Sesame Tofu. It also serves matcha tea sets, which are a perfect refreshment after one's bath.

    池田温泉を検索していたら湯華の郷が出てきました。聞いた事が無いし池田温泉よりも遠いためその日は断念しましたが、どうしても気になって翌日行ってみました。カーナビには出るものの行ってみるとそれらしい建物も確認できません。一度車を止めて再検索しても同じ場所を示します。そこはかなり急斜面の坂で湯華の郷の昇り旗が立っていたのでそのまま坂を登って行くとすぐに建物が見えてきました。秘湯感が抜群です。駐車場は一杯...

  • Kushihara Onsen Sasayuri no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Enashi Kushihara 3135-2
    A hot spring bathhouse located on a small, 464 meter tall mountain. Situated in a picturesque area, bathers can enjoy a sweeping view of beautiful natural scenery from the outdoor bath. The view of the nearby mountains colored by the setting sun is particularly spectacular. The bathhouse also has a medicinal bath designed to soothe chronic skin conditions, and jacuzzi and whirlpool baths which massage aching muscles. The facility’s restaurant can accommodate memorial services and banquets and serves a goheimochi broiled rice cake skewers set meal and the facility’s own Sasayuri salad. In addition, the facility also sells local specialty products. The bathhouse is closed on Wednesdays and from December 30 to January 1.
  • Tennen Onsen Manten no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Shirotorichouitoshiro Mount Pass 1-1
    This hot spring facility is located about a 30-minute drive from the Shirotori-Takasu Interchange. Situated next to a slope, it is at an altitude of 1,000 meters. Known for the Japanese-style interior and its baths that make skin silky smooth, Japan’s best known high-quality hydrogen carbonate hot spring is very popular with women and children. There are rotenburo (open-air baths), indoor baths and saunas, and the view from the rotenburo is especially superb. As nature’s beauty throughout the four seasons spreads before you, you can see the vivid green of trees during the day, and a sky full of stars at night. After soaking in the baths, relish on regional cuisine in the rest area with tatami floors.
  • Hida Shokawa Ouka no Yu
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Shoukawachousarumaru 82-1
    This natural hot spring facility is right off the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway's Shokawa Interchange. Adjacent to roadside station Sakura-no-Sato Shokawa, it's known for high temperatures and bubbling up unaided. They provide soap, shampoo, and conditioner. They also rent face and bath towels, so you can stop in without your bathing gear. They have a large wooden indoor communal bath, and their spacious outdoor bath lets you soak at your leisure while listening to the sound of the nearby waterfall and gazing up at Shokawa's starry night sky. It also has a family bath available for private use and a special needs bath.

    Stopped for lunch here on our way back to Nagoya. Surprisingly, they served fabulous chicken wings here! There's also fresh hida milk in a vending machine. Did not have time try the onsen. But it's...

  • Mukashibanashi no Sato Isurugi no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengoufukudi Hot spring 110
    The day-trip hot spring (public bath) is located in “Mukashibanashi no Sato Area” in the center of a community lined with the kominka (old houses) of Oku-Hida and Fukuji Onsen. Reproducing an old-fashioned mountain village landscape, there are separate inner baths and rotenburo (open-air baths) for men and women in the kominka “Mukashibanashi no Sato Goheimochi-mura” equipped with a sunken fireplace. It is a simple hot spring. In addition to being able to see the relaxing landscape from the rotenburo, you can also enjoy meals surrounding the fireplace grilling char and gohei-mochi rice cakes (grilled rice cakes skewered and basted in sweet walnut miso).
  • Nihon Manmannaka Onsen Kodakara no Yu
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Minamichouohara 2709
    This hot spring facility can be entered directly from Nagaragawa Railway Minami Kodakara Onsen Station. They have wooden baths, steam baths, rotenburo (open-air baths) and even saunas. It was named the Kodakara (blessed with children) Onsen with the hope that everyone in Japan would be blessed with children since it is located right next to the Katsuhara Koyasu Shrine (for the guardian of childbirth), and because the area near Koyasu Shrine is the center of the population of Japan according to the Japanese census. The colorless and transparent simple alkaline hot spring is said to be good for neuralgia, muscle pain, and joint pain. You can also use the rest area and restaurant after soaking in the baths.

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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