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Where to Stay in Okuhida

Hakuunsou Onsen Hotel, a riverside retreat, is all a traveller could hope for when exploring the countryside around the Japanese Alps with mountains, hot springs, and interesting attractions in the close vicinity. Okuhida can be enjoyed as a day trip from nearby Takayama as some hotels operate as day spas open to the public. However, Hakuunsou prides itself on maintaining guests privacy with strictly guest-only hot springs allowing a more personal bathing experience.

  • Hakuunsou Onsen Hotel

    Hakuunsou Hotel is actually the sister hotel of the popular Kazeya. Kazeya is a quiet Japanese inn with 10 spacious rooms offering views over the central garden and the Hida mountains. Like Hakuunsou, Kazeya has easy access to activities like hiking, hot springs, ski resorts and the Shinhotaka Ropeway. There is a bus that can bring you from Okuhida Onsen-go bus terminal in 30 minutes, however, exploring Okuhida onsen area by car is more convenient as public transport can be a little infrequent in this rural mountain area. In addition, both hotels offer free parking for guests and the closest bus stop is a stone's throw from Hakuunsou.

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    At Hakuunsou there are five onsens in total: two outdoor baths and three indoor baths all brimming with steaming, natural spring water. Unlike other hotels, where more often than not guests share outdoor onsens, the onsens at Hakuunsou are all private. The baths are open throughout the night and require no reservations - If the door is unlocked, the onsen is all yours. The hotel also has an in-house masseuse available between the hours of 15:00 to midnight. Guests are also welcome to make use of the larger onsens at Kazeya, just a few houses down.

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    The staff at Hakuunsou are extremely helpful and will do their best to accommodate guests’ requests and provide local sight-seeing recommendations. Before sitting down to a hearty homecooked meal, we had a ride on the free rental bikes provided by the hotel and explored the outskirts of the nearby Okuhida National Park. As we cycled along the narrow river, a family of monkeys crossed our path and went on their way without disturbance.

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    At this reasonably priced hotel, breakfast is included and the hotel offers a wide selection of delicious bite-sized Japanese dishes such as smoked salmon, steaming rice and local fruit. For dinner the hotel will send a menu before your visit in order to prepare for each guests dietary requirements.The meals are served in private dining rooms complete with tatami floors, intimate lighting and one-on-one service. The chef's speciality is a delectable Hida beef dish that comes with a Hobo miso starter, high grade Hida beef glazed in a secret sauce and a seasonal array of side dishes.

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    The rooms are spacious, well-equipped, clean, and available in either western or Japanese style. With a limited number of guests per night, the inn is quiet and peaceful making Hakuunsou the ideal countryside escape. The hotel even offers currency exchange, free wifi and complimentary yukatas for guests to throw on after relaxing in an onsen. The Okuhida area is a popular destination, with most ryokans in the area priding themselves on offering a relaxing getaway that encapsulates the natural serenity of rural Gifu, perfect for those ready to rejuvenate in hot springs and escape the city.

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Where to Stay in Okuhida

    Nukumorinoyado Hakuunso
    Address
    Gifu Pref. Takayama City Okuhidaonsengo-kansaka400-1
    Phone
    0578892467
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