Okuhida Onsen go
A famous spring with five onsen, located in the heart of the Northern Alps.
At Okuhida Onsen Village, gaze upon the mountains of the Hida Range including Mt. Yari, Mt. Hotakadake, and Mt. Yake etc.in which make up the roof of Japan, the Northern Alps. As the name suggests, the area is located in the “oku” (heart) of the Hida highlands in northern Gifu Prefecture, and boasts high-quality onsen.
Okuhida Onsen Village offers five different onsen, starting from Hirayu Onsen in the south, up to Fukuji Onsen, Shinhirayu Onsen, Tochio Onsen, and Shinhodaka Onsen. These onsen are found in a line running from the mountainside to the foot of the western side of the Hida Range which runs north to south, and at each of these onsen are onsen lodgings and public baths with their own unique styles.
The phrase “the foothills of the Northern Alps” might conjure up an image of a mountain range, but access to Okuhida Onsen Village is actually very convenient, and these days it has become an onsen village which you can easily visit at your leisure.