Machiya Magazine

Hirayu Onsen (Takayama, Japan)

Refresh yourself at Hirayu Onsen Hot Springs, a part of the Okuhida Onsen area!

Visiting an onsen hot spring is a must during a visit to Japan. The mountain area of Hida Takayama sets the perfect atmosphere for relaxing at Hirayu Onsen. Boasting scenic outdoor hot springs in addition to the indoor onsen, enjoy the beautiful green views during the spring and summer months, fall foliage during autumn, and a snowy mountain scene during the winter months.

Local Travel Tips

Many onsen offer kashikiri, or private, baths by reservations. Since baths are separated by gender, be sure to reserve a private bath if you want to stay together to enjoy the hot springs! This is especially helpful if you are traveling with children.

We also recommend heading back to the main Jr Takayama Station area if you are looking for dinner options. Many of the stops and restaurants in the Hirayu Onsen area tend to close early, so you will have more variety to choose from near the station.


English Address 

Okuhidaonsengohirayu, Takayama 506-1433 Gifu Prefecture

Japanese Address



April- October

8:00 – 17:00

November – March

9:00 – 16:00


Access Hirayu Onsen by bus from the main bus center by JR Takayama Station. Disembark at Hirayu Onsen Bus Terminal bus stop, where the main hot springs will be approximately 3-minutes on foot.

Where to stay

To get the best access to Hirayu Onsen, we recommend staying at an accommodation with easy access to JR Takayama Station.


The perfect mix of traditional and modern, this accommodation property near Takayama Old Town is just an 8-minute walk from JR Takayama Station.  Choose to stay in a western-style room or a Japanese tatami room complete with futon beds.  For groups, try the spacious loft rooms!


For a more luxurious stay in Takayama City, rather than a hotel, stay in a traditional machiya house!  Just a few steps from the historical Takayama Old Town, THE MACHIYA HANARE is a private Japanese holiday house available to one group per day.  Completely private, with a hinoki wood Japanese bathtub and modern kitchen, you’ll love the views from the liviing room and balconey! 

Post Date : 2022/07/28、 Last updated :
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