Slow and Easy Hiking in Hida-Osaka (3 hours)

2 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

Hida-Osaka spreads at the west foot of the active volcano, Mt. Ontake, and is known as the town of waterfalls for embracing 216 waterfalls higher than 5 meters (16 feet) in their land due to its geographical history. Gandate Park where the tour takes place is the symbolic site to learn about the history of the volcanic activities of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago. On this tour, you'll feel the power of the earth, and at the same time, you will learn how people in Hida-Osaka has lived with the gift of nature. It's the best choice for those who want to enjoy a day out in the field and take a deep breath while forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) . Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It's the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.

Itinerary Details

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 visit all three waterfalls in the park with the local guide who loves to share the story of the formation of the lava land and the people's lives in this region with you. Gandate Park is surrounded by two rivers and covered by the trees. The fresh air full of negative ions embraces you and it's the best spot around this region to enjoy forest bathing (shinrin-yoku).

Hida-Osaka is accessible both from Takayama and Gero in 40 minutes either by train or bus or car. The area is surrounded by mountains and forests. The clean and fresh air full of negative ions makes you feel so relaxed and refreshed. It's the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path and forest bathing experience in Japan.

This is a quick tour in the Park which does not include lunch, so it matches best for those who wish to pay a quick visit to Gandate Park but would like to know about it as much as possible.
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