Local Train Station: Takayama From Tokyo: Take the shinkansen to Nagoya, then transfer to the express train, Hida, to Takayama. From Takayama, take a bus to Hirayuno-mori. You can also take an express bus direct from Tokyo's Shinjuku station to Hirayu-no-mori.
Travel Time: By train: Tokyo to Nagoya, 1 hr 40 min. Nagoya to Takayama, 2 hrs 15 min. Takayama to Hirayu-no-mori, 30 minutes. By direct bus from Tokyo: 4 hrs 30 min.
Price: Rates start at Y7,500 (including breakfast and dinner). The ryokan has 16 Japanese-style rooms and 5 Western rooms. Days Closed: None Day Visit Option: Y500 (10:00am - 9:00pm) Credit Cards: Yes
Onsen Specifics: Thirteen outdoor baths (six for men, seven for women) and two indoor baths (one for men and one for women. Also, two family baths are located indoors. Water Composition: Sodium carbonic acid, suffice acid, magnesium, natrium.
Thirteen springs are scattered around this large property of some 12.5 acres. The idea at Hirayu-no-mori is to walk around the grounds naked (under your yukata, of course) and dip into one hot spring after another as you walk along forest paths.
Each of the springs have their own particular water and individual style. Among the outsoor baths is a pool with a waterfall for soaking sore shoulders and one shallow spring where you can lay down in. There are also two mixed-bathing pools (indoors) for families and couples.
The ryokan has many facilities for day visitors making this a great destination for travelers on a budget or for those who want to just drop by for a soak.
Relaxing rooms, restaurants and wonderful walks among the gardens await day-trippers and overnight guests alike.
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