Hida Takayama Onsen (Hot Spring Town), Gifu

“Hida Takayama” of Gifu, that is named “the Small Kyoto of Hida”. The old-fashioned cityscape letting you feel romance attracts domestic and foreign many tourists.
Hida Takayama Onsen (hot spring) that sprang out newly in Takayama. The temperature of the source is 30-35 degrees, so it is little cold. The spring quality is sodium, chloride, hydrogen chlorine carbonate. The effect is neuralgia, muscular pain, arthritic pain, oversensitivity to cold, recovery from fatigue, etc. It is water-clear and smells sulfur faintly.


Speaking of charm of Hida Takayama, it is old-fashioned cityscape, which you can taste the feeling that seemed to time travel to the old days. Three rows of houses, the center of a castle town, kamimachi and shitamachi that developed as a merchant town area, are united and it is called “The Old Rows of Houses.” The nostalgic atmosphere is good to walk in kimono.
The figure of a castle town, the merchant’s family town since the Edo era is kept in good condition in the central city area of Takayama-shi and is called “small Kyoto of Hida” due to the wonderfulness of its sight.


Many famous places of a hot spring exist in Okuhida, and they are generically called the Okuhida hot-spring village.
The Hirayu Onsen hot spring is the oldest hot-springs resort in Okuhida Onsengo.
The Hirayu Onsen is the best healing spot in Hida Takayama that can enjoy a hot spring in beautiful nature which vanity turns by the time to visit.


About thirty typical private houses in Hida, such as a Gassho-zukuri style roof (a house built of wooden beams combined to form a steep thatched roof that resembles two hands together) and a roof of Kurebuki (shingled roof), stand in a row, the village in Hida is a museum of the private house which forms old agricultural area filled with natural beauty.
In rich nature of Satoyama (outskirt of country), the seasonal special event is also performed. It is also lit up and a visionary scene spreads in winter.


There is much charm, such as not only traditional rows of houses in character with Japan, but Nature, a hot spring, etc.



Name:Hida-Takayama Onsen (Hot Spring Town)
Address:Kami3-machi Takayama, Gifu 506-0846 Japan
Access:Takayama-honsen Line “Takayama-eki” station (10 minutes walk)
Tel:(+81)577-32-3333 (Takayama-shi Tourism Department)
Official site:http://kankou.city.takayama.lg.jp/

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