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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

<Booking due>

3 days before the tour date.

<Payment method>

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.

<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.  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.


JPY 22,000

per first 2 people including tax

+JPY 8,800

per additional person including tax
2023 ​Everyday
from Saturday, April 8 
Sunday, November
except for Wednestdays
​9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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