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Three Top Spas of Japan
Gero Onsen

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Gero Hot Springs Resort

 Gero, where hot springs gush along the Hida River, is one of the finest resort areas in Japan. Razan Hayashi, a Confucian scholar who served four shoguns beginning with Ieyasu Tokugawa, praised Gero as “one of the best three hot-spring resorts” together with Arima and Kusatsu. The hot springs town is centered on the Hida River, where the excitement of entertainment is well harmonized with the flavor of a mountain village, creating an attractive atmosphere unique to Gero.
In 2012, apprentice geisha girls debuted at Gero Onsen (Gero Hot Springs) for the first time in 52 years, gracing the hot springs resort with their beauty.

◆Nature of spring
Elemental alkaline spa
◆Efficacy
The waters of these spas are effective against rheumatism, physical dysfunctions, neurosis, and nervous numbness, and are beneficial for recovery after illness or from fatigue. This type of spa is also ideal for beauty care and general health improvement.


【Gero Onsen】

【Funsenchi】

【Razan Hayashi】

【Apprentice Geisha】
Hot spring of day trip facilities

Cure Garden Rotenburo (outdoor bath)

Fees 600 yen, elementary school students 400 yen, infants 200 yen
Open 8:00-21:00(reception closes at 20:00)
Closed Thursdays
Telephone 0576-24-1182

Shirasagi-no-Yu

Fees Adults 350 yen, elementary school students 140 yen, infants 70 yen
Open 10:00-22:00 (reception closes at 21:30)
Closed Wednesdays
Telephone 0576-25-2462

Sachi-no-Yu

Fees Adults 350 yen, elementary school students 150 yen, infants 70 yen
Open 10:00-23:00 (reception closes at 22:30)
Closed Tuesdays
Telephone 0576-25-2157

Footbath of hot spring of Gero street

In Gero Hot-Spring Resort, you can casually enjoy footbaths during a stroll (free of charge).

Sagi-no-Ashiyu

Its simple structure with a wooden tub and benches offers a soothing way to relax your tired legs and feet in a hot springs atmosphere.

Venus-no-Ashiyu

Located at the entrance of Shirasagi-no-Yu in a European-style building. The statue of Venus is impressive.


Yuamiya-no-Ashiyu

"Yuamiya: Home of the Foot Tub" has a foot tub in front of the building. Next to the tub, a designated space is set aside where you can prepare onsen tamago, parboiled eggs cooked in the spa waters.

Miyabi-no-Ashiyu

With cedar logs decorating the external appearance, and cypress wood and Mino stone used in the construction of the tub, the luxury of these materials can be enjoyed in a casual way.


Geruma-no-Ashiyu


Located at the entrance of the Hotel Suihouen, near the site of the Ideyu Asaichi morning market.

Mori-no-Ashiyu


Located next to the Mori Coffee Shop, near JR Gero Station. Fashionable benches and free towel service are available.


Sarubobo-Golden-Ashiyu


A footbath on a premise of the Sarubobo (Japanese amulet)-Shichifuku-Jinja (Shrine of the Sarubobo Seven Gods of Good Fortune). There is a shiny golden bath accompanied by Sarubobo dressed as the seven gods of good fortune on a treasure ship.

Tanokami-no-Ashiyu


This footbath is located in the park near City Hall and named after the Tanokami Festival, a nationally important cultural property. You can also enjoy a hand bath in the park.


This mountain hot spring gushes 1,800 meters above sea level

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Nigorigo Onsen

This mountain hot spring gushes 1,800 meters above sea level.
Located on the top of Mt. Ontake, the hot spring flows in one of the highest uplands in Japan, at an altitude of 1,800 meters. In the center of a primeval forest, you can immerse yourself in the world of a hot spring with a rustic atmosphere.

◆Nature of spring
Hydrogen carbonate spa(Spring containing sodium, calcium, hydrogen carbonate, and hydrosulfate )
◆Efficacy
Neuralgia, rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, etc


【Hot spring of Nigorigo street】

【Mt. Ontake (Hida Summit)】
 
Hot spring of day trip facilities

Nigorigo Onsen (city-operated outdoor bath)

Fees Adults 500 yen, elementary school students 300 yen
Open 9:00-17:00 (from the end of April to the beginning of November)
Closed The middle of November-The middle of April
Location
ZIP code: 509-3111
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Osaka Town Ochiai 2376-1
Telephone 0576-62-3373
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A distinguished, dilute carbonic acid spa containing the highest concentration of elemental iron of any spa in Japan

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Yuya Hot Spring

 This hot spring practically boasts of its carbonic acid content, which is one of the highest in Japan. This famous spring has prospered for more than 400 years as a therapeutic bath. Deep in the forest, you can fully enjoy the isolation of this hot spring spot. The “drinkable carbonic acid spring” is said to be good for gastroenteric diseases.

◆Nature of spring
Hydrogen carbonate spa(Spring containing carbon dioxide, sodium, hydrogen carbonate, and chloride)
◆Efficacy
Neuralgia, hypertension, chronic diseases of the digestive system, gastroenteric diseases, etc.


【outdoor hot spring 】

【drinkable carbonic acid spring place】
 

Natural, rich secret hot spring held in mountain bosom

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Shitajima Hot Spring

Surrounded by mountains, this remote hot spring is abundant with nature.
This hot spring with a rural atmosphere is located at the entrance to the road leading up Mt. Ontake, known as a sacred mountain. Blessed by nature, this secluded hot spring faces the Osaka River, and overlooks the Gandate Gorge, a scenic place famous for its magnificently huge wall of rock. This hot spring features water with a deep red color.

◆Nature of spring
Cold mineral spring containing iron(II), sodium, hydrogen carbonate, and chloride
◆Efficacy
Neuralgia, cuts, diseases of the digestive system, burns, dermatosis, etc.


【outdoor hot spring】

【Shitajima Hot Spring】
 
Hot spring of day trip facilities

Himeshaga-no-Yu

Fees Adults 600 yen, elementary school students 300 yen
Open 10:00-21:00 (reception closes at 20:30)
Closed Wednesdays
Location
ZIP code: 509-3111
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Osaka Town Ochiai 1656
Telephone 0576-62-3434
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Bathing with exercise in a natural setting will refresh you

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Hidagawa Onsen

The spa is located 10 km (6 miles) north of Gero Onsen, near Minami Hida Kenko Dojo (Southern Hida Health Center), so that visitors can enjoy the spa in accordance with health improvement practices.


◆Nature of spring
Elemental alkaline spa
◆Efficacy
Effective against neuralgia, ailments of the digestive organs, hemorrhoids, and stiff shoulders.

Hot spring of day trip facilities

Hidagawa Onsen Shimizu-no-Yu

Fees Adults 500 yen, elementary school students 300 yen (for spa access only)
Adults 700 yen, elementary school students 400 yen (spa and swimming pool access)
Open 10:30-21:30 (April-June,September-November)
10:00-21:30 (July-August )
10:30-21:00 (December-March)
Closed Tuesdays
Location
ZIP code: 509-2502
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Hagiwara Town, Shimi 1426-1
Telephone 0576-56-4326
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This is a popular spa where one can enjoy the greatness of nature with a view of the Maze River

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Minamihida Mazegawa Hot Spring

This is a popular spa where one can enjoy Its pure waters flowing below, and a variety of colorful expressions that the mountains display throughout the year.

◆Nature of spring
Elemental alkaline spa
◆Efficacy
Effective against neuralgia, muscular pain, physical function numbness, and sprains.

Hot spring of day trip facilities

Miki-no-Sato Spa Miki

Fees Adults 700 yen, elementary and junior high school students 400 yen
Open 10:30-21:30 (reception closes at 21:00)
Location
ZIP code: 509-2615
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Maze Nishimura 1695
Telephone 0576-47-2641
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Hot spring where brooklet and green mountain narrowness springs

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Hida Kanayama Onsen

The spa is located in Hida Kanayama, at the southern entrance of Gero City, and adds a sporting house and can wash away sweat after sports in a hot spring.

◆Nature of spring
Elemental alkaline spa
◆Efficacy
Effective against neuralgia, muscular pain, and poor blood circulation.

Hot spring of day trip facilities

Yuttari Kan (Relaxing Spa Pavilion)

Fees Adults 480 yen (age 16-69), children (age 3-15) and senior citizens (age 70 or more) 380 yen
Open 10:00-21:00 (reception closes at 20:00)
Location
ZIP code: 509-1622
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Kanayama Town, Kanayama 973-2
Telephone 0576-33-2492
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Michi-no-Onsen Eki Karen (Road Service Station Spa "Karen”)

Fees Adults 450 yen, children 300 yen, infants (under age 6) free
Open 7:00-9:00 (morning bath)
11:00-21:00 (regular time)
Location
ZIP code: 509-1622
Gifu Prefecture, Gero City, Kanayama Town, Kanayama 911-1
Telephone 0576-32-4855
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