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Oku-Hida hot spring resorts

Oku-Hida hot spring resortsOku-Hida area map Oku-Hida hot spring resorts are located at the west side of Mount Hotaka (3,190 meters high) in Northern Alps.
Five hot springs are dotted in the valleys formed by the rivers from Northern Alps.
They are located about 30 km east-northeast of central Takayama city.

The hot springs are Hirayu, Fukuji, Shin-Hirayu, Tochio and Shin-Hotaka.
They are located at the level of 800-1,300 meters.
("Shin-Hotaka" is sometimes called "Shin-Hodaka".)

Each hot spring resort has several hotels and ryokans.
And there are more than 100 open-air bathes. Some of them are the public bathes and we can use them cheaply or at no charge.

This area is one of the entrances of climbing to Mount Hotaka. So many climbers visit here.
From Shin-Hotaka hot spring resort, Shin-Hotaka Ropeway is operated, and it lead to the observatory at a height of 2,150 meters. General tourists can also use it.

From Hirayu hot spring resort, a road passes through under Abou Pass to the east.
After the passing, it leads to Kamikochi or Matsumoto city in Nagano Prefecture.
The shuttle bus to Kamikochi is operated from Hirayu.(From late April to mid-November)

How to get to here

By route bus

  • From Takayama, about 1 hour to Hirayu, 1 hour and 9 minute to Fukuji, 1 hour and 13 minutes to Shin-Fukuji, 1 hour and 16 minutes to Tochio, 1 hour 33 minutes to Shin-Hotaka.
  • From Matsumoto, about 1 hour 30 minutes to Hirayu.

By car

From central Takayama, about 36 km to Hirayu, about 45 km to Tochio, about 52 km to Shin-Hotaka.




Street of Hirayu hot spring resort An outdoor bath in Hirayu in winter
Photo by Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation
Hirayu-Ootaki (Hirayu Falls) near Hirayu hot spring resort
Photo byTakayama City
An outdoor bath in Tochio hot spring resort
Photo by Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation
Shin-Hotaka hot spring resort An outdoor bath in Shin-Hotaka hot spring resort
Photo by Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation
Shin-Hotaka Ropeway
Photo by Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation
On the observatory
Photo by Gifu Prefecture Tourist Federation

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