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Address: Okuhidaonsengohirayu, Takayama 506-1433, Gifu Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 578893338

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Relaxation With Great Views

You take the Nohi bus for Hirayu Onsen. When we arrived at the bus station we were offered a package ticket which worked out much cheaper than doing things on an individual... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 2, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

Hirayu Onsen is located between Kamikochi and Takayama, and many passenger need to change their bus here. So, it is good to stop over and take a rest here. Just in front of bus stop there is a public bath and foot bus. It is quite relaxing to take a bath after hiking in Kamikochi.

Thank Kimitaka S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I stopped in Hirayu on the way to the Shin-tanaka ropeway. I went to the onsen located right in the building where buses stop, but I wasn’t thrilled. I’m used to outdoor hot springs in the Canadian Rockies. In this case, the main bath was inside (though you could see the mountains through the window), the décor was a little... More 

1 Thank natka1364
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

You take the Nohi bus for Hirayu Onsen. When we arrived at the bus station we were offered a package ticket which worked out much cheaper than doing things on an individual basis. It was ¥6990 each and included the return bus trip for the Shin-Hotaka Ropeway which includes the smaller Ropeway that connects to the bigger double decker Ropeway.... More 

1 Thank geniegal
Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Thermal care in an Onsen is an awesome experience. Staying in a tipical ryokan after resting in hot waters is some kind of a dream. Suggested!

Thank flyshoppa
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

I stayed at Miyama Ouan in Hirayu. Very nice ryokan. The hot spa is enjoyable. Breakfast and dinner delicious. It was freezingly cold that day. The staff is so thoughtful as to put warm pads in our shoes. It's a pity we stayed only one night. The town itself is quiet and peaceful. Bus station is 6 minutes walk from... More 

1 Thank LegendLau
Hadano-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited by 6 members by motorcycle. We reserved 1 room in total 6 members. Building structured old and new mixed. My favorite is old side building. It has nice smell and history. Onsen of outside is so large. If you need your private small onsen, you can reserve it. Staff of this hotel are so kindly for travelers. We... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a ticket that included return bus from Takayama, both rope ways at Shinhotaka, entry to the onsen at Hirayu bus station and a drink at a doughnut at Hirayu bus station all for 6690 yen. The onsen was very nice and the water lovely and hot, there is also another bath outside that I didn't visit. The view... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

High value onsen. More like public local bath but clean, well organized.You will find different pools with different temperature. Nb 1 hour is ok, more not sure

Thank HDLBruxelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

The public onsen here, mentioned by another reviewer, is an incredible find!!! 500 yen, with sulphurous goodness and blue, milky water baths all over the place. You can just feel those mineral rich waters working their healing effects, or maybe that's just the cardiovascular strain of the hot pool, cold pool circuit... So get off the bus, walk up the... More 

1 Thank PurpleBasil15
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

I found getting info about travel and this town quite difficult so thought I would post some of my notes. Hirayu Onsen is a small, unattractive transport hub between Takayama and Matsumoto, with 1/2 hourly connections to Kamikochi taking 25 mins. The mountains are close, although blocked frequently by the Stalinist 1970s buildings. Shops and cafes except for Café Moustache... More 

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