• Shinhotaka Ropeway

    SHINHOTAKA ROPEWAY

    IN GIFU

    Japan's only double-decker gondola with a panoramic view of the 3,000-meter-high Northern Alps

    The Shinhotaka Ropeway, located in the Shinhotaka Onsen area, consists of two sections and four stations. The section that goes to the 2,156-meter-high summit is the only double-decker gondola in Japan, renovated in July 2020, and offers a panoramic view of the 3,000-meter-high Northern Alps. As you ascend to the observatory, you can enjoy the beautiful view of popular climbing courses such as Mt. Yarigatake and Mt. Kasagatake, awarded two stars by the Michelin Green Guide Japon. In winter, a 3-meter high snow corridor appears outside Nishi Hotakaguchi Station in Sengoku Park. It looks like a large labyrinth created by nature and is very enchanting. Visitors can experience the unique fun of winter by taking a leisurely tour through the wall of snow.

    Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by train or bus, or about 1 hour by bus from JR Takayama Station.

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  • Okuhida Onsengo, Winter Story (Light Show)

    OKUHIDA ONSENGO, WINTER STORY (LIGHT SHOW)

    IN GIFU

    A fantastic light show created by ice and snow

    The Okuhida Onsengo Winter Story is a romantic lighting show combining hot springs, snow, and ice. Each hot spring resort participates in the show from late December to the end of March. If you like hot springs and a romantic winter atmosphere, you should not miss the Hirayu Otaki Ice Festival at Hirayu Onsen, the Taruma Kanekoori Light Show at Shin-Hirayu Onsen, and the Nakao Kamakura Festival at Shin-Hotaka Onsen.
    *Period: Late December to the end of March

    Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by train or bus, or about 1 hour by bus from JR Takayama Station.

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  • Hida Takayama Light-up

    HIDA TAKAYAMA LIGHT-UP

    IN GIFU

    A quaint town called the Little Kyoto of Hida. During the winter, the city is illuminated in a fantastic way

    The streets of Hida Takayama retain the atmosphere of the Edo period and have the nickname the Little Kyoto of Hida because of its grid-like pattern. The town has easy access to Gero Onsen, Shirakawa-go, Hida Furukawa, the Shin Hotaka Ropeway, Tateyama Kurobe, etc., and attracts many people with its delicious Hida beef and local cuisine, Gohei-mochi. In winter, the town is covered with silvery-white snow, and lit up at night, creating a quiet and romantic atmosphere that is a refreshing change from the bustling daytime atmosphere.

    Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by train or bus. Or 10 minutes on foot from JR Takayama Station.

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  • Okuhida Hot Spring Village

    OKUHIDA HOT SPRING VILLAGE

    IN GIFU

    A village of open-air baths nestled in the bosom of the Northern Alps. The most number of open-air baths in Japan!

    Okuhida Onsengo is the name for five major hot springs: Hirayu Onsen, Fukuchi Onsen, Shin-Hirayu Onsen, Tochio Onsen, and Shin-Hodaka Onsen, each with their origin and characteristics. Hirayu Onsen has the longest history and is in a virgin forest. Fukuchi Onsen is surrounded by mountains with a sense of seclusion. The Kamata River near Tochio Onsen is a sacred place for fishing and draws many fishing enthusiasts. Regardless of which you visit, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Northern Alps. Springwater is abundant, and the number of open-air baths is the most in all of Japan, so tourists can bathe in the great outdoors and enjoy the soothing waters.

    Travel Time: 2 hours 30 minutes from Nagoya Station by train or bus, or about 60 minutes by bus from JR Takayama Station.

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TAKAYAMA

IN GIFU

Surrounded by the magnificent nature of the Hida Mountains (Northern Alps), Hida Takayama is a town with a rich history and traditional culture, with old streets that still retain the atmosphere of the Edo period. The Takayama Festival is famous as one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan in spring and autumn. In winter snow scenery, illumination and lighting are on display, and the Seven Breweries Nambei Festival lets you enjoy sake from breweries in Takayama City. Events are held according to the season.

Map from Centrair to Takayama
Shinhotaka Ropeway

SHINHOTAKA ROPEWAY

Japan's only double-decker gondola with a panoramic view of the 3,000-meter-high Northern Alps

Okuhida Onsengo, Winter Story (Light Show)

OKUHIDA ONSENGO, WINTER STORY (LIGHT SHOW)

A fantastic light show created by ice and snow

Hida Takayama Light-up

HIDA TAKAYAMA LIGHT-UP

A quaint town called the Little Kyoto of Hida. During the winter, the city is illuminated in a fantastic way

Okuhida Hot Spring Village

OKUHIDA HOT SPRING VILLAGE

A village of open-air baths nestled in the bosom of the Northern Alps. The most number of open-air baths in Japan!