You cannot afford to miss Okuhida Onsengou (Okuhida Onsen Village) if you are visiting Okuhida in Gifu Prefecture.
Let's enjoy the Japanesque feel of the hotels here while being surrounded by Okuhida's grand nature and enjoy Japan leisurely.
Okuhida Garden Hotel Yakedake
Okuhida Garden Hotel Yakedake is located in Shin Hirayu Onsen, Okuhida Onsengou. Its perimeter included two open-air baths and nine 100% naturally sourced hot water springs. You can also savour the carefully crafted local cuisine here.
All the nine hot water springs are blessed bountifully with vitamins and minerals and are called the "Bijin no Yu" (the hotwater of beauty). Alongside that, you can also try the ashiyu (a shallow hot water pool where you can dip your foot in), saunas, and also massages.
Inside the hotel's building, they have renovated an unused cart from a train and use it as a karaoke, named Karaoke Ressha (lit. Karaoke Train). You can do karaoke inside the cart and it is a very rare experience to witness.
In the dining hall, you can experience eating in a traditional form of a meal in Japan called Irori (a traditional sunken hearth in old Japanese houses) and you can enjoy seasonal local foods in a very Japanese-like style.
- Spot name：Okuhida Garden Hotel Yakedake
- Street Adress：2498-1, Hitoegane, Okuhida Onsengou, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
- Access：From JR Takayama Station, ride the bus to Shin Hotaka, getting off at Okuhida Garden Hotel Yakedake stop
Hotel Hotaka is located near Shin Hotaka Ropeway. Its charm lies in the view of the Northern Alps and its garden-style open-air baths.
In a place where you can enjoy the famous Hida Beef and Iwana (rockfish), also delicacies made with local ingredients, let's partake in a luxurious holiday in Hida.
Due to its inclusion of open-air baths in the veranda of its special room, this is the recommendation for you who wants to relief yourself alone from fatigueness. Also it has packages that include the ticket to ride on the Shin Hotaka Ropeway, making this place a very convenient choice for trips Okuhida.
- Spot name：Hotel Hotaka
- Street Adress：Shin Hotaka Onsen, Okuhida Onsengou, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
- Access：From JR Takayama Station, ride the bus for Shin Hotaka, getting off at Hotel Hotaka stop
Okuhida Yakushi no Yu Honjin
Yakushi no Yu Honjin, located in Shin Hirayu Onsen. In this 50 years old Ryokan (Japanese style inn), you can gaze through the beautiful sceneries of the four seasons and also taste the Hida beef and other local ingredients.
In the Genkan (entrance), you can see the Shouya (a mark of the village administrator building in the Edo period) that has been relocated there to give it a very Japanese-like feel. In contrast to that, you can see that there is a huge chandelier attached, triggering the feel of the combination between East and West in a very retro Japanese atmosphere.
It has numerous antiques and water ink-based painting displayed in and around, giving it a feel as if it is an art gallery.
- Spot name：Yakushi no Yu Honjin
- Street Adress：208-48, Hitoegane, Okuhida Onsengou, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
- Access：From JR Takayama Station, ride the bus for Shin Hotaka, getting off at Yakushi no Yu Honjin stop