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Hirayu Onsen

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Address: Okuhidaonsengohirayu, Takayama 506-1433, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 578-89-3338

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Nice onsen

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

Reviewed September 3, 2015
Brussels, Belgium
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England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank Farrsontour3
Brussels, Belgium
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561 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank PurpleBasil15
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

10 Thank Honesty_John
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2015

The onsen in the 3F of the bus station building is TERRIBLE. The water in the showers was freezing cold! I saw an old woman who didn't even wash before stepping into the onsen baths because the shower was too cold for her to use.The outdoor baths looked dated and dirty and the female changerooms only had 1 working hair... More 

1 Thank Jenn J
Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2015

Many people stop by at Hirayu Onsen to get a dip into the Onsen pool. I am specifically writing about this specific Onsen which my friends and I (8 of us) had a wonderful experience and vouch that we must let the wider public know about this gem in this area. Hirayunomori is a public Onsen where walk-in patrons pay... More 

14 Thank cwingh77
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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95 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Hirayu onsen is about two third the way to Shinhotaka ropeway. It is best visit when u came back from Shinhotaka en route to Takayama. Its a compulsory bus stop. If u bought the combo ticket of 6690yen, u will have that service coupon for free entry to hotspring bath here together with a meal voucher u can use to... More 

6 Thank romeojuliet2012
Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stop at Hirayu for a wonderful Onsen experience on the way back from Shinhotaga to Takayama. It was really relaxing after a half day hike. Onsen after a good hike is a must. Love it there

6 Thank Penniepasta
Bangkok, Thailand
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142 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We love the Hirayu because it's a remote place without crowded. It's surrounded with mountain ranges with snow on top in Spring. The temperature is really good and is lower that any city nearby. If you drive from Takayama to Hirayu, You will enjoy very good snow and mountainous view. There are a few attractions around also and there are... More 

4 Thank Yong M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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144 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stop at Hirayu Onsen while on the way back from Kamikochi to Takayama, we just want to relax our body after half day walking in the national park, we walked in to one of the onsen and the owner told us the price which is 5000 Yen ! no way... and we just walked up further, and we found... More 

12 Thank ngsiewcheng

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