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Hirayu Onsen (平湯温泉)


Hot Spring / Hot Spring Bath

The oldest hot spring district in the Okuhida Onsenkyo hot spring village sprawling at the foot of Mt. Norikura. According to the Hishushi written at the end of the Edo period, the area was discovered when the mighty lord Takeda Shingen invaded the Hida region and happened to follow an old, white monkey to a hot spring. There are some 40 source springs in the district, and, depending on the location, visitors can enjoy a variety of hot spring qualities, including hydrogen carbonate springs, chloride springs, sulfur springs, and simple springs. Located close to Kamikochi and Mt. Norikura, the district is also used as a base for mountain climbing activities. Hantai eggs, boiled eggs with firm yolks and soft whites, are a popular local specialty made using the area's high temperature hot spring waters, which reach up to 90 ° C.


Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Hot spring village Hirayu (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0578893030

Review of Hirayu Onsen

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/22 Secluded town in the mountain
Hirayu onsen is a scenic town surrounded by the mountains in Takayama. It was near to the winter season when we were there and we can see breathtaking views of mountains with sprinkles of snow on...
Reviewed:2019/08/30 Free public bath
beautiful place tucked away in a corner and theres a wonderful resting area right beside it. its a wonderful place, most relaxing and after your dip you can go and take a snooze in the rest area and...
Reviewed:2019/02/03 Relaxing
Went with husband and two children 13 and 8. The eight-year-old was a little apprehensive to go in naked but once we went to the outdoor Hot Springs everything was good. Particularly satisfying...

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Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Hot spring village Hirayu [map]
Hida / TakayamaArea
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simple spring, sodium-hydrogen carbonate springs, sulfur springsetc
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nerve pain, muscle soreness, joint pain, aid recovery from fatigue, sensitivity to cold, frozen shoulders, Bruises, chronic digestive diseases, cuts, burns, chronic skin diseases, hives, Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, chronic women's diseasesetc
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          Gifu Areas


          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.