SLOW AND EASY HIKING

SLOW AND EASY HIKING - Tour Information - Hida-Osaka Falls - Hida-Osaka's 200 Waterfalls - Gero city, Gifu prefecture, Japan

Let’s go hiking with a guide in Hida-Osaka.

SLOW AND EASY HIKING IN THE FOREST ON THE LAVA PLATEAU

This hiking tour takes place in the forest on the lava plateau which is made of lava flow during the eruption of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago.
The forest is filled with stories and beautiful nature of Hida-Osaka.
On this tour, you will not only visit waterfalls, but also enjoy an open-air tea ceremony in the forest.

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REGULAR TOUR
Let’s go hiking with a guide!

Meet at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center 9:40 AM
Meet at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center
You finish payment and the staff gives advice on your gears, then head to Gandate Park. Gandate Park is about 5 minutes by car.
Gandate Park 10:00 AM
Gandate Park
The guide will explain about the course and the geological outline of the park.
MitsudakiWaterfall viewing point 10:30 AM
Mitsudaki Waterfall viewing point
The first highlight is Mitsudaki, 22 meters (72 feet) high. We will slowly walk up the stairs along the waterfall.
An open-air tea ceremony in the forest 11:30 AM
An open-air tea ceremony in the forest
After Mitsudaki is a hiking route. You will hike up 50 meters (165 feet) until you get on the flat lava plateau. In the gentle breeze of the forest, the guide will entertain you with an open-air tea ceremony.
Lunch 12:30 PM
Lunch
After walking through the flat forest, we will have lunch at Donbikidaira Wetland.
※ “Bento” boxed lunch filled with local cuisines is available upon request at the time of booking with additional cost.
Akaganetoyoand KaratanidakiWaterfalls 1:50 PM
Akaganetoyo and Karatanidaki Waterfalls
We will go to see other waterfalls after lunch. Akaganetoyo and Karatanidaki are another highlight of the tour.
※There is a restroom on the way.
Back to Gandate Park 3:00 PM
Back to Gandate Park
We will go down the unpaved road back to Gandate Park.

Gandate Park is located 30 minutes south from Hida-Takayama, and 30 minutes north from Gero Hot Spring by car.
→ Google Map

Date Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Sunday, November 29, 2020
Start & Finish 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
(3 hours of hiking, and 2 hours of rest stops and others.)
* It is a slow and easy hiking tour including lunch time and tea break.
Where and what time to meet 9:40 AM at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center for a sing-up.
After signing up, participants head to Gandate Park.
→ Google Map
Free transportation to and from JR Hida-Osaka Station is available for those traveling by public transportation.
Please make a request at the time of reservation.
Price The price changes depending on the size of the group.
1 participant: JPY 22,000.
2 participants: JPY 11,000 per person.

More than 3 participants: JPY 6,600 per adult, JPY3,850 per child of 15 years old and younger.
※The price includes tax, guide fee, insurance and park maintenance fund.
※Lunch is not included in the price.
Lunch “Bento” boxed lunch is available with additional cost upon request at the time of reservation.
Otherwise, please bring your own lunch.
Number of participants Maximum 5 participants in one group.
(Groups will not be mixed.)
Age range Anyone can join this tour.
However, children of age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
What to wear Please wear suitable clothing for walking. Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.
Other information Please suspend your booking if any of the conditions below applies to the participant.
1. Categorized as at higher risk for Covid-19.
2. Contracted Covid-19 orinteract with family members/individuals daily who have contracted Covid-19.
3. Suspicion for cold or Covid-19 with the body temperature higher than 37.5 C.

- The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.
- This tour could be carried out under light rain. But it is possible that the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
- Please make sure to leave early enough in order not to arrive late, if your tour is during big holidays such as Golden Week, Bon holidays and weekends of August and September.
Contact & reservation Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office
TEL +81-576-62-2215(9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Please make a reservation via website at least 3 days before the tour date.
Reservations by phone are available until 3:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

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Accommodations in Hida-Osaka

There are variety types accommodations in Hida-Osaka. Why don’t you stay in Hida-Osaka to make it easier to join the tour?
* Please make a reservation by yourself.

Guesthouse

Name Price (Reference use only) TEL Access to the meeting point
Nopposanchi JPY 4,500~, including tax 080-1581-1652 5 minutes by car
Sando JPY 3,500, not including tax 0576-62-3201 1 minute on foot

Japanese style ryokan with onsen, hot spring bath

Name Price (Reference use only) TEL Access to the meeting point
Senyukan JPY 10,000~ 0576-62-3005 7 minutes by car
Okudaya JPY 9,000~ 0576-62-3006 7 minutes by car
Sengakukan JPY 12,000~ 0576-62-3010 7 minutes by car
Nikonikosou JPY 10,500~ 0576-62-3022 7 minutes by car

* Price (Reference use only) is per adult with dinner and breakfast, not including tax.

Lodge

Name Price (Reference use only) TEL Access to the meeting point
Hida-Osaka Fureai-no-mori JPY 9,000~, not including tax 0576-62-2910 6 minutes by car

* Price (Reference use only) is per lodge for 4 people.

A quick guided tour to enjoy Gandate, Mitsudaki Waterfall, and an open-air tea ceremony.

Slow and Easy Hiking SHORT TOUR

Short tour is recommended for those who…

  • want to walk with a guide when they visit a park for the first time
  • want to spend less money and time
Date Thursday, October 1, 2020 - Sunday, November 29, 2020
Start & Finish: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
* Lunch is not included in this tour.
Where and what time to meet 9:40 AM at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center for a sing-up.
After signing up, participants head to Gandate Park.
→ Google Map
Free transportation to and from JR Hida-Osaka Station is available for those traveling by public transportation. Please make a request at the time of reservation.
Price The price changes depending on size of the group.
1 participant: JPY 11,000.
2 participants: JPY 5,500 per person.

More than 3 participants: JPY 3,850 per adult, JPY2,200 per child of 15 years old and younger.
※The price includes tax, guide fee, insurance and park maintenance fund.
Number of participants Maximum 5 participants in one group.
(Groups will not be mixed.)
Age range Anyone can join this tour.
12 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
What to wear Please wear suitable clothing for walking. Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.
Other information Please suspend your booking if any of the conditions below applies to the participant.
1. Categorized as at higher risk for Covid-19.
2. Contracted Covid-19 orinteract with family members/individuals daily who have contracted Covid-19.
3. Suspicion for cold or Covid-19 with the body temperature higher than 37.5 C.

- The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.
- This tour will be carried out under light rain. But it is possible that the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions.
- Please make sure to leave early enough in order not to arrive late, if your tour is during big holidays such as Golden Week, Bon holidays and weekends of August and September.
Contact & reservation

Hida-Osaka Waterfall Trekking Office
TEL +81-576-62-2215(9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
Please make a reservation via website at least 3 days before the tour date.
Reservations by phone are available until 3:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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