Waterfall Visit Hiking

Waterfall Visit 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.

Waterfall visit 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.


Let’s go hiking with a guide!

Gandate Park 9:00 AM
Ichinotorii Gate
The first stop is the short visit to the shrine gate which has a lot to do with the story behind the hiking route.
Gandate Park 10:00 AM
Gandate Park
Start the tour from knowing the outline of Hida-Osaka.
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
After walking through the flat forest, we will have lunch at Donbikidaira Wetland.
※ Optional lunch set 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 Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Sunday, November 19, 2023
Start & Finish 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(4 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 8:40 AM at Hida-Osaka Activity Base (Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office)
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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 22,000 per first 2 people
+ JPY 8,800 per additional person
※The price includes tax, guide fee, insurance and park maintenance fund.
※This tour is conducted with multiple groups. A private tour arrangement is available with additional JPY 20,000.
※Lunch is not included in the price.
Optional lunch prepared by a local shop is available with additional cost upon request at the time of booking. Otherwise, please bring your own lunch.
Opt. 1: Onigiri and miso soup for JPY 850 per person
Opt. 2: Bread and soup for JPY 880 per person
Number of participants Minimum 2 participants
Age range 10 years old to 65 years old
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.
Contact & reservation Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office
TEL +81-576-62-2215(9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

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.


Name Price including tax
(Reference only)
TEL Access to the meeting point
Nopposanchi JPY 5,000~ 080-1581-1652 5 minutes by car
Osakano Ouchi JPY 4,400 0576-66-8012 5 minutes by car
Minpaku Taki JPY 3,500~ 0576-62-2818 15 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 13,300~ 0576-62-3005 10 minutes by car
Okudaya JPY 12,250~ 0576-62-3006 5 minutes by car
Sengakukan JPY 20,900~ 0576-62-3010 5 minutes by car
Nikonikosou JPY 11,700~ 0576-62-3022 5 minutes by car

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


Name Price including tax
(Reference only)
TEL Access to the meeting point
Hida-Osaka Fureai-no-mori JPY 9,000~ 0576-62-2910 5 minutes by car

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

Check out Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Video!

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