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Gero Museum of Hot Springs下呂発温泉博物館

Museum / Science Museum

This museum is a ten-minute walk from Gero Station. They present both scientific and cultural perspectives on hot springs around Japan. There are five exhibit areas: Science of Hot Springs, Cultures of Hot Springs, Welcome to Gero Onsen, The Room of Dr. Onsen, and Omoshiro Challenge! Hot Springs! You can actually check the salinity and pH of a hot spring and learn about the history of Gero Onsen through valuable photos, materials, a diorama, and more. Books on hot springs are also available. They have a foot bath you can walk in, too.


Gifu Pref. Geroshi Yunoshima 543-2 (Gero / Minami-HidaArea)

phone 0576253400


Review of Gerohatsu Onsen Museum

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Reviewed:2019/05/04 Wonderful experience!
We went up to the museum to try the foot bath and paid the small entrance fee. We didn’t expect the museum itself to be such a highlight but it was. The man working there was so helpful and even...
Reviewed:2017/11/04 For foreigners, this is a rip-off, stay away
The museum consists of a few dated rooms, each about few hundred sq feet. All exhibits are in Japanese only. So unless one knows Japanese, it is a waste of time. To rub salt into the wound, the...
Reviewed:2016/05/18 The highlight is a panoramic view of Gero
This place is up on the hill and we drove up and parked in front of the museum. The exhibition is about the history of Gero, but the highlight is the panoramic view of Gero from the bridge right in...

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Gifu Pref. Geroshi Yunoshima 543-2 [ map ]
Gero / Minami-HidaArea
Thursday (Open on public holidays/The next day off)
[Admission fee]Adults400yen, Children200yen
Parking Lot
Available (Cars18spaces)
※ Large bus 1spacesAvailable Noh (About required)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Yes (Prints are made for preschoolers, footbaths are not allowed)

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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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