Okuhida-Onsengo ＞ Ashiarai-no-yu
This is an outdoor foot-bathing spot surrounded by the Northern Japan Alps.
On a clear day you can enjoy a full view of Mt. Yakedake, Mt. Shakujodake, Mt. Kasagatake and the other mountains of the Northern Japan Alps that make Oku-Hida so beautiful.
Here you can enjoy the changing scenery of each season. The cherry blossoms and the lingering snow on the Northern Japan Alps during the Golden-Week holiday period, in particular, is a sight you should see at least once.
Open period: All year round
Regular holidays: Not fixed (Depends on weather, etc.)
Bathing fee: Donation to help with cleaning
Open : 24Hour
Phone : +81-578-89-2614 (Okuhida Onsengo Tourism Association)
Address : Okuhidaonsengo Nakao, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-1422, Japan
Enjoy an open-air bath on the bank of Gamata River
Closed from wintertime to springtime (October 31 to late April).
The opening period of 2019 is from 12:00 on April 23 (Tue) until October 30 (Wed).
Adjacent to the Shinhotaka Ropeway No. 1 Station, these facilities combine day-trip spa and dining venues.
There is also a mist sauna using steam from the hot springs and the bathrooms have natural spring water, so you can fully enjoy the onsen experience.
The restaurant within the facilities has a wide menu including items such as Hida beef hoba steak and ramen noodles.
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 200 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 (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 ” (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).
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.
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.