Okuhida-Onsengo > Kamikochi

Open-air bath


Kamikochi is one of Japan’s most prominent scenic mountain locations.
It is located about 30 minutes by bus or taxi from Hirayu Onsen hot spring, the gateway to Okuhida-Onsengo.
Every year, when the mountain opens in the spring season, the place becomes lively with many tourists.
Come and enjoy the uniquely Japanese mountain scenery such as the Kappa-Bashi Bridge, the Taishoike Pond and the Myojin Ike pond.

Open period : From mid-April to November 15
* In the case of 2017, on April 17
About route bus service "Kamikochi line" :

  • Traveling section : Akandana car park (Hirayu-Onsen) - Kamikochi
  • One way fare : 1,160 yen for an adult / 580 yen for an elementary school student
  • Round-trip fare : 2,050 yen for an adult / 1,030 yen for an elementary school student
  • Timetable : Kamikochi line timetable(PDF)

One way taxi fare between Hirayu-Onsen and Kamikochi : 5,270 yen
* On the case of using a five-seater taxi.
* Abo tunnel toll included.


Please note
You cannot gain access with your own car all year round.
Please take a bus or taxi from either "the Akandana car park (Okuhida-Onsengo, Hirayu-Onsen)" or "the Honoki-Daira car park (Nyukawa-cho)".
"Akandana car park" is a convenient place to leave your car and catch a bus to the Norikura Skyline or Kamikochi.


About the Akandana car park
Opening period : From Apr. 17 to Nov. 15
Access time : 3:00 - 19:00
Exit time : all hours
Parking Fee :

  • Standard size car : 600yen a day
  • Large size car : 2,400yen a day
  • Motorcycle : 300yen a day

* No night stay inside the car parking lot.

TEL & FAX : +81-578-89-3477 (Direct line)
Emergency contact : +81-578-86-2111 (to Kamitakara Branch)


Other Open-air bath

Shinhotaka-no-yu(Open-air baths in Shin-Hotaka area)


Enjoy an open-air bath on the bank of Gamata River 

Closed from wintertime to springtime (October 31 to late April).


Nakazaki Sanso Okuhida-no-yu(新穂高温泉)


Adjacent to the Shinhotaka Ropeway No. 1 Station, these facilities combine day-trip spa and dining venues.


The bathrooms have natural spring water.


The restaurant within the facilities has a wide menu including items such as Hida beef hoba steak and ramen noodles.


Kojin-no-yu(Open-air baths in Tochio area)


This is a public open-air bath located on a river beach of the Gamata River. To use the facility, just place a small donation (around 300 yen) into the collection box at the entrance. Signs written on large boulders indicate the changing rooms and open-air baths. Surrounded by the grand mountains, you can really feel the splendor of nature.


Hirayu Minzokukan / Hirayu-no-yu(平湯温泉)


"Hirayu Minzokukan (Folk Museum)" is a hidden sightseeing spot in the Hirayu-onsen area.

You can visit and rest inside the Gassho-zukuri(*1) building free of charge.

Hirayu-no-yu" next to "Hirayu Minzokukan" is a day trip bathing facility that anyone can use for a small amount of money.

This is popular as a "Sotoyu"(*2) of Hirayu Onsen, and is characterized by its brownish-brown water.

After taking a bath, please spend it slowly on the tatami mat in the building of Gassho-zukuri.

*1 "Gasshozukuri" is a Japanese residential architecture style characterized by a steeply sloping roof.

*2 "Sotoyu" is a public bathing facility without accommodation.


Mukashibanashi-no-sato, Isurugi-no-yu, Fukuji Kaseki-kan (Fossil Museum)(福地温泉)


“Mukashibanashi-no-Sato ” (Folk Tale Village) is a re-creation of a traditional mountain village of old Japanese houses, complete with sunken hearths. The facility has a public bathing space known as “Isurugi-no-Yu” with separate bathing for men and women and both indoor and open-air spa. Guests can enjoy a meal while sitting around the fireplace. The attached Fukuji Fossil Museum exhibits numerous fossils that have been found in the Fukuji area (free entry).


Shin-Hotaka Visitor Center “Sangaku-kan” (in Shin-Hotaka Ropeway)(Open-air baths in Shin-Hotaka area)


This is a mountain and nature themed exhibition hall by the Shin-Hotaka Ropeway No. 2 Station. The visitor center hosts guided walks,  snow-shoe tours, and other events. Tourist information on surrounding areas is also provided. You can bathe in the natural hot spring open-air spa "Kamitakara-no-Yu". Snow shoe rental is available.




This is a facility within the Shinhotaka Onsen hot spring area where you can enjoy a spa day trip and dining. There is a model train diorama on display within the building, which is sure to delight train enthusiasts and all visitors. The facility has a broad open-air bath and also offers a wide menu of dishes such as Hida beef cuisine and various set meals.    




This is an open-air bath resort facility in the Hirayu Onsen hot spring area, the most historical part of Okuhida-Onsengo. With 16 open-air baths scattered throughout the 49,600 m2 virgin forest of Oku-Hida, this is a truly magnificent place. Here you can enjoy a free and open feeling bathing naked. The facility also includes the restaurant “Momi-no-Ki”, where you can enjoy Hida beef cuisine and noodle dishes. Just a 3-minute walk from the Hirayu bus terminal.


Kami-no-yu(Open-air baths in Hirayu area)


In 1931, the local villages built a shrine dedicated to Fudo-Myo-Oh (the fearsome Wisdom King Acala, shrine) in the Hirayu-Onsen hot spring area.
Close by this shrine is the birthplace of the Hirayu-Onsen hot springs, “Kami-no-Yu” (Divine Hot Spring).
This is a public open-air bath where you can fully enjoy the atmosphere of Okuhida.
Just a 5-minute drive from the Hirayu bus terminal.
The facility is closed during the winter season (from snowfall in November to mid-April).

Currently, "Kami-no-Yu" is closed for repair.
We are sorry for the inconvenience, please understand.
I will let you know as soon as the schedule of resuming is decided.

In addition, an another public spa facility "Hirayu-no-Yu (in "Hirayu-Minzoku-kan")" is open in the Hirayu-Onsen area.
Please come and enjoy spa by all means.



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