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Slow and Easy Hiking 

in the Forest on the Lava Plateau (5-hour)

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.  It's also the best choice to enjoy forest bathing (shinrin-yoku).


On this 5-hour tour, the guide will take you to the wonderous forest on the lava plateau and take you to three different waterfalls of Mitsudaki, Akaganetoyo, and karatanidaki. Please enjoy the nature of Hida-Osaka which changes time to time throughout the year.

<Start and finish>
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Duration of the tour: 5 hours.

(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 to meet>
Hida-Osaka Visitor Center

9:40am at Hida-Osaka Visitor Center for sign-up, and head to Gandate Park. Gandate Park is about 5 minutes by car.​

JR Hida-Osaka Station

Free transportation from JR Hida-Osaka Station is available for those traveling by public transportation.

Here are the travel tips of use of public transportation to and from Hida-Osaka (HO) to join the tour.

1. From and to Takayama 

Arrive at HO by Nohi bus at 9:50 AM

Leave HO by JR train at 4:03 PM

2. From and to Gero 

Arrive at HO Station by JR train at 9:28 AM

Leave HO Station by JR train at 3:50 PM

3. From Takayama and to Gero

Arrive at HO by Nohi bus at 9:50 AM

Leave HO Station by JR train at 3:50 PM

4. From Gero and to Takayama 

Arrive at HO Station by JR train at 9:28 AM

Leave HO by JR train at 4:03 PM

~Nohi bus official site~

<Booking due>

By phone: 3:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

Via website: 3 days on the day before the tour date.

<Payment method>

Cash, credit card, or Paypal

<What to bring and wear>

Please wear suitable clothing for walking.

Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.

<Weather announcement>

This tour could be carried out under light rain. But it is possible that the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions.

If the weather forecast is not favorable, 216 WORKS will contact participants after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date in order to notice the cancellation of the tour due to the bad weather forecast.

<Additional information>

★The full fee will be charged to participants who cancel their tour after 5:00 PM on the day before the tour date.

★Lunch is not included. “Bento” boxed lunch is available with additional cost upon request at the time of reservation. Otherwise, please bring your own lunch.

★Price includes guide fee, insurance, and park maintenance fund.

★children of age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

★Guide will upload an on-line photo album to share with participants after the tour. 


JPY 6,600

including tax per adult

JPY 3,850

including tax​ per child of 15 years and younger,
​Min. 2 People / Max. 4 People
​10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
from July 1 
to November 29
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