Gero Onsen

岐阜県/下呂市
下呂温泉

Description
This is a famous hot spring in Gero City. With 1000 years of history, it is named as one of Japan's three best onsen, by Hayashi Razan, a neo-Confucian philosopher. There were many times where the area was destroyed by floods of the Hida River, but it was restored each time, and there is a full onsen town along the river. Hoba Miso paste (made from Magnolia leaf) is a specialty product in this area.※Credit:下呂温泉観光協会


Address
509-2200
岐阜県 下呂市 岐阜県下呂市湯之島
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Entrance
Meiho Kogen Campfield
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Matsukawa RV Station
2,000JPY per night
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Old Private House Minami
500JPY per night
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Ranking Stations
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SORAUMI
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The Old Bus
3,750JPY per night
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INAKA Backpacker House <1>
1,500JPY per night
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Entrance ViVA
Hirata Shopping center ViVA
1,000JPY per night
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Activity
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Naguri Fire pit garden
3,000JPY per night
5.00
4
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RV Park Miura
3,000JPY per night
5.00
4
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Overview
Ofuro Cafe Yumoriza
1,000JPY per night
4.75
4
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Yukaraku Hadano
2,160JPY per night
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プライベートグランピングサイト
伊豆海の森SMILE PARKING☺︎
3,500JPY per night
5.00
3
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Coffee stand.You can use laundry till 1 am.
Three points in Local
1,500JPY per night
5.00
3
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おふろカフェ内観
おふろcafé utatane
500JPY per night
4.67
3
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Sky Terrace Daisen
1,500JPY per night
4.67
3
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RV Park Meismland
3,000JPY per night
4.33
3
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Parking Lot Koshino 3
1,000JPY per night
5.00
2
Nearby Drive Spots
Onsen
飛騨高山温泉
Hida Takayama Onsen
This is an Onsen near Hida Takayama. It is a new onsen that is established in an historic castle town with traditional style buildings and the Takayama Festivals. The alps become completely awash with white snow during the winter, so taking a warm bath is ideal to warm the body whilst looking out at the snowy landscape.
History
妻籠宿
Tsumago-Juku
This is the 42nd town inn which is located on the Nakasendo road, which links Tokyo (Edo at the time) and Kyoto, built during the Sengoku era(1467-1600). It has appeared in Ukiyo-e art and Utagawa Hiroshige, and is one of Japan's few traditional villages whose buildings are preserved today. Along with Magome-Juku it is one of the flagship tourist destinations of Kiso road.
Spot
モネの池
Monet's Pond
This is a reservoir in Nezu Shrine, in Gifu. From 1999, various species of waterlily such as the pygmy lily and spatterdock lily were planted here, and koi carp, which were initially not available in the area, were brought over and bred in this area. Due to this series of events over time, the area ended up resembling the lily ponds illustrated by Claude Monet.
History
馬籠宿
Magome-Juku
This is the 43rd town inn which is located on the Nakasendo road, which links Tokyo (Edo at the time) and Kyoto, built during the Sengoku era(1467-1600). It has the traditional cobbled stone paths that were present originally, and is one of Japan's few traditional villages whose buildings are preserved today. Along with Tsumagoi-Juku it is one of the flagship tourist destinations of Kiso road.
History
気多若宮神社
Keta Wakamiya Shrine
This is a shrine whose construction date is unknown. It houses the God known as Okuninushi no MikotoMii no Kami. This place is also home to one of Japan's three Hadaka festivals (where a minimum amount of clothing, normally a loincloth) is worn, known as "Furukawa festival", which has been performed since the Edo era(1603-1868). The resonant sound of the drum rings out during the festival proceedings. There are many fans of the anime "Your name" who make the pilgrimage here in dedication to the anime piece.
Onsen
白骨温泉
Shirahone Onsen
This is a hidden away hot spring in the vicinity of Kamikochi in the west part of Nagano prefecture. It has always been well known as a place of healing, and it is said that one will not catch a cold if one enters the milky white water for three days. It is a secluded hot spring town with a quiet atmosphere, with several inns and places to eat around the local area.
History
犬山城
Inuyama Castle
This is a castle that was built in 1469 by Oda Nobuyasu (Oda Nobunaga's uncle). It is one of Japan's 12 famous castles, and one of 5 designated as a national treasure. One could say that it is representative of the history of the turbulent history of competition and battle between the nobles Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Being situated on top of a small mountain, the views of the river are also quite something to behold.
Onsen
奥飛騨温泉郷
Oku Hida Onsen
This is a hot spring deep in Oku Hida. It is situated in the northern alps, and was admired by Shingen Takeda during the Sengoku era(1467-1600), as an onsen with the third most plentiful amount of spring water. The onsen is unique in that there is a free communal bath area with many different types of baths.
History
奈良井宿
Narai-Juku
This is the 34th town inn which is located on the Nakasendo road, which links Tokyo (Edo at the time) and Kyoto, built during the Sengoku era(1467-1600). Situated just past the Torii gate in a perilous spot, the inn town became known as the "Narai of 1000 hotels" by many travelers. During the Edo period(1603-1868), the woodwork industry became prolific in the area with wooden crafts and lacquering, and is popular as a souvenir spot today.
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阿智村
Achi Village
This is a village situated in the southern part of Nagano prefecture. With its ideal altitude, clear area and surrounding mountains and stunning starscapes and cloud scapes below, the area has been recognized by the Japanese ministry of environment as the best star viewing area in Japan. Peach flowers also bloom in this area from mid April to the beginning of May.
Onsen
昼神温泉
Hirugami Onsen
This is an Onsen in Achi Village, and was discovered in 1973 when a tunnel was being built in this area. Near the Achi River, there is an onsen that is beautifully integrated into the natural landscape. It is also possible to view amazing starscapes on a clear night. Between mid April and early May, the peach blossoms also come into bloom.
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白川郷
Shirakawa-go
This is a village situated in northern Gifu, and registered as a World Heritage Site. It is known as an area with one of the highest levels of snowfall, and due to this, the roofing of houses is set at a steep angle to deal with the snow fall. Some of these houses still exist nowadays, and are still in use.
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上高地
Kamikochi
This is a scenic spot with an altitude of 1500 m in the southern part of the Hida Mountain Range. It has many sightseeing spots such as Azusa RiverKappa BridgeMyojin PondTakesawa WetlandsTashiro Pond. As there are only a few such plains spread out in Japan to this extent, many tourists flock to this area to see the rare scenery. The area is also the habitat of the Japanese monkey, Char Fish, and Genji firefly.
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六呂師高原
Rokuroshi Kogen
This is a plateau located at the foot of Mt.Kyogatake mountain range and extends to an altitude of about 400 to 700 m. It forms a gentle fan-shaped terrain, and the night sky is ideal for star gazing. In addition, visitors can enjoy seeing the dairy cattle grazing, barbecues, and outdoor baths etc.
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涸沢カール
Karasawa Curl
This is the largest glacier valley in Japan at the southern part of the Hida mountain range. There is a stunning view between Mount Okuhogatake and Mount Maehogatake due to their height difference of about 1,000 meters. The area has become popular for autumn leaf viewing in recent years, and the trees, known for their "three stage" autumn leaves offer an interesting contrast to the surrounding rocky area.
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槍ヶ岳
Mount Yarigatake
Located at the southern part of the Hida mountain range, this is Japan's 5th tallest mountain at 3,180 meters. As the name suggests, the mountain has an unusual shape resembling a spear that is being cast to heaven. This has earned it the nickname of "Japan's matterhorn". The sunrise and sunset views with the sea of clouds below captures the hearts of many climbers.
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五箇山合掌の里
Gokayama Gassho no Sato
This is a famous settlement in the southern part of Toyama prefecture, and listed as a World Heritage Site. It is known for particularly heavy snow fall, and the buildings have particularly steep sloped roofing to adapt to this climate. The area is also particularly unique for its frequent traditional folk dances that take place here.
History
清洲城
Kiyosu Castle
This is a castle founded in 1405 by Shiba Yoshishige. It was widely known as the headquarters of Oda Nobunaga in 1555, and subsequently the Toyotomi and Tokugawa families became the castle owners, and it was used until 1613. The present castle tower reproduces the ornate Momoyama culture of the Azuchi-Momoyama period(1568-1600).
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茶臼山高原
Chausuyama Kogen
This is a plateau spreading between Mt. Chausuyama with an altitude of 1415 m and Mt. Hagitaro that has an altitude of 1358 m. During the period from May to June, there are around 400,000 moss plants of 7 different varieties bloom on the vast grounds of 22,000 square meters, in a variety of pinks, light purples, and whites. There are plenty of facilities here such as the vacation village, art museum in Takahara, Yahazu Pond, Rest House, Tenkuan, and a pasture ranch.
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香嵐渓
Korankei Gorge
Located in Aichi Prefecture, this is a valley formed in Tomoe River. Many tourists visit Taigetsukyo Bridge in the autumn season, where the autumn leaves and "katakuri" flowers (dogtooth violet) can be seen.