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Hirayu Great Fall平湯大滝


A large waterfall located a 12 minute walk from Hirayu Otaki Park. The waterfall is mentioned in the legend of the founding of the Hirayu Onsen hot spring district. The waters of this powerful six meter wide, 64 meter tall waterfall flow over a giant bedrock shelf. The waterfall is also a renowned destination for enjoying fall foliage which attracts many visitors. The waterfall is lit up during the Hirayu-Otaki Keppyo Festival, creating a magical spectacle. Considered one of the three great waterfalls in the Hida region, this popular waterfall has also been selected as one of Japan’s one hundred best and as one of the 50 best water-related sites in Gifu Prefecture. Area visitors can enjoy lovely scenery here, including Japanese white birch in early summer, mountains colored by fall foliage in autumn, and the waterfall itself beautiful frozen solid in winter.


Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Okuhidaonsengouhirayu (Hida / TakayamaArea)

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Hida / TakayamaArea

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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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