SLOW AND EASY HIKING

SLOW AND EASY HIKING - Tour Information - Hida-Osaka Falls - Hida-Osaka's 200 Waterfalls - Gero city, Gifu prefecture, Japan

Let’s go hiking with a guide in Hida-Osaka.

SLOW AND EASY HIKING IN THE FOREST ON THE LAVA PLATEAU

This hiking tour takes place in the forest on the lava plateau which is made of lava flow from the eruption of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago.
On this tour, you will visit three waterfalls in the beautiful forest full of stories with the local guide.

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REGULAR TOUR
Let’s go hiking with a guide!

Gandate Park 10:00 AM
Gandate Park
Meet the guide for sign-up and start the tour.
MitsudakiWaterfall viewing point 10:30 AM
Mitsudaki Waterfall viewing point
The first highlight is Mitsudaki, 22 meters (72 feet) high. We will slowly walk up the stairs along the waterfall.
An open-air tea ceremony in the forest 11:30 AM
An open-air tea ceremony in the forest
After Mitsudaki is a hiking route. You will hike up 50 meters (165 feet) until you get on the flat lava plateau. In the gentle breeze of the forest, the guide will entertain you with an open-air tea ceremony.
Lunch 12:30 PM
Lunch
After walking through the flat forest, we will have lunch at Donbikidaira Wetland.
※ “Bento” boxed lunch filled with local cuisines is available upon request at the time of booking with additional cost.
Akaganetoyoand KaratanidakiWaterfalls 1:50 PM
Akaganetoyo and Karatanidaki Waterfalls
We will go to see other waterfalls after lunch. Akaganetoyo and Karatanidaki are another highlight of the tour.
※There is a restroom on the way.
Back to Gandate Park 3:00 PM
Back to Gandate Park
We will go down the unpaved road back to Gandate Park.

Gandate Park is located 30 minutes south from Hida-Takayama, and 30 minutes north from Gero Hot Spring by car.
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Date Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Start & Finish 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(3 hours of hiking, and 2 hours of rest stops and others.)
* It is a slow and easy hiking tour including lunch time and a tea break.
Where and what time to meet 10:00 AM at Gandate Park.
Please identify yourself at the information center.
→ Google Map
Free transportation to and from JR Hida-Osaka Station is available for those traveling by public transportation.
Please make a request at the time of reservation.
Price JPY 3,000 per adult
JPY 1,000 per child of age 13 to 15
Children of age 12 and under: Free of charge
※The price includes tax, guide fee, insurance and park maintenance fund.
※Lunch is not included in the price.
Number of participants Minimum 2 participants and maximum 5 participants in one group
Age range Children of age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
What to wear Please wear suitable clothing for walking. Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.
Other information - The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.
- This tour could be carried out under light rain. But it is possible that the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
- Please make sure to leave early enough in order not to arrive late, if your tour is during big holidays such as Golden Week, Bon holidays and weekends of August and September.
Contact & reservation Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office
TEL +81-576-62-2215(9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Please make a reservation via website at least 3 days before the tour date.
Reservations by phone are available until 3:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

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Accommodations in Hida-Osaka

There are variety types accommodations in Hida-Osaka. Why don’t you stay in Hida-Osaka to make it easier to join the tour?
* Please make a reservation by yourself.

Guesthouse

Name Price including tax
(Reference only)
TEL Access to the meeting point
Nopposanchi JPY 5,000~ 080-1581-1652 5 minutes by car
Sando JPY 3,850 0576-62-3201 10 minutes by car

Japanese style ryokan with onsen, hot spring bath

Name Price including tax
(Reference only)
TEL Access to the meeting point
Senyukan JPY 11,000~ 0576-62-3005 10 minutes by car
Okudaya JPY 11,000~ 0576-62-3006 5 minutes by car
Sengakukan JPY 16,500~ 0576-62-3010 5 minutes by car
Nikonikosou JPY 11,000~ 0576-62-3022 5 minutes by car

* Price (Reference use only) is per adult with dinner and breakfast, not including tax.

Lodge

Name Price including tax
(Reference only)
TEL Access to the meeting point
Hida-Osaka
Fureai-no-mori
JPY 9,000~ 0576-62-2910 3 minutes by car

* Price (Reference use only) is per lodge for 4 people.

The quick but productive tour to visit all three waterfalls with the local guide

Slow and Easy Hiking SHORT TOUR

Short tour is recommended for those who…

  • want to walk with a guide when they visit a park for the first time
  • want to spend less money and time
Date Thursday, May 6, 2021 to Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Start & Finish: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
* Lunch is not included in this tour.
Where and what time to meet 10:00 AM at Gandate Park.
Please identify yourself at the information center.
→ Google Map
Free transportation to and from JR Hida-Osaka Station is available for those traveling by public transportation. Please make a request at the time of reservation.
Price JPY 1,500 per adult
JPY 1,000 per child of age 13 to 15
Children of age 12 and under: Free of charge
※The price includes tax, guide fee, insurance and park maintenance fund.
Number of participants Minimum 2 participants and maximum 5 participants in one group
Who can join Only residents in the Hida region (Shirakawa-mura, Hida-shi, Takayama-shi, Gero-shi) can join this tour.
Children of age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
What to wear Please wear suitable clothing for walking. Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.
Other information - The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.
- This tour will be carried out under light rain. But it is possible that the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
- Please make sure to leave early enough in order not to arrive late, if your tour is during big holidays such as Golden Week, Bon holidays and weekends of August and September.
Contact & reservation

Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office
TEL +81-576-62-2215(9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Please make a reservation via website at least 3 days before the tour date.
Reservations by phone are available until 3:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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