The Legend of the Injured Samurai Warrior and the Hot Spring Monkey
The 64-meter-high Great Falls of Hirayu is known as one of Japan's hundred best waterfalls. The surrounding area is beautiful throughout the four seasons. The falls are illuminated in the winter and massive, other-worldly columns of ice form as well. The nearby hot springs are famous even among the other popular hot springs of the Hida area due to the legend of a poisoned samurai warrior who was led to a healing hot spring by a helpful monkey.
Hirayu Onsen, Okuhida Onsengo, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-1433
JR Limited Express Wide View Hida from Nagoya to Takayama (2h) Go to Nouhi Bus Center after taking Norikuraguchi (east) exit. Houhi Bus Hirayu•Shinhotaka Line from Takayama Bus Center to Otakiguchi • Kyampu Jyo Mae (50m) Walk east (15m)
Hirayu Hot Spring Hirayu Ootaki Hyoketsu Festival is held for limited time. (This year, it was from February 15 to February 25) *During Hirayu Ootaki(Big Waterfall) Hyoketsu Festival, the waterfall will be illuminated. More detail
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