Waterfall visit hiking in the forest on the lava plateau
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 3 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 6-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>
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Duration of the tour: 6 hours.
(4 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 Activity Base
8:40 AM at Hida-Osaka Activity Base for sign-up, and head to Gandate Park. Gandate Park is about 5 minutes by car.
If you order the optional lunch, we will stop by at the local shop to pick up your lunch on the way to the park.
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 Takayama
Arrive at HO station by JR train at 8:25 AM
2. From Gero
Arrive at HO Station by JR train at 8:21 AM
3. To Takayama
Leave HO by JR train at 4:17 PM
4. To Gero
Leave HO Station by JR train at 3:29 PM
3 days before the tour date.
Advance payment by credit card
<What to bring and wear>
Please wear suitable clothing for walking.
Long sleeves, long pants and tennis shoes (sneakers) are recommended.
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.
★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. Optional lunch prepared by a local shop is available with additional cost upon request at the time of booking. Otherwise, please bring your own lunch.
Opt. 1: Onigiri and miso soup for JPY 850 per person
Opt. 2: Bread and soup for JPY 880 per person
★Price includes guide fee, insurance, and park maintenance fund.
★Age range: 10 years old to 65 years old
★This tour is conducted with multiple groups. A private tour arrangement is available with additional JPY 20,000.