5 things you should do in Takayama in winter!

It’s mid Sep already. Autumn festival is coming soon and the winter follows right after!
If you are making plans to visit Takayama in winter, please check the following 5 activities we recommend!

  1. Onsen(Hot springs)
    Along with traditional Ryokans with hot springs, there are some places where you can enjoy taking hot springs in Takayama.
    It will surely be a great, relaxing experience enjoying Japanese style bathes in the cold winter.

    Green Hotel
    Hours: 11:00 to14:00(only on Sat and Sun), 15:00 to 22:00
    Price: 1,000yen for adults, 500yen for kids

    Garyu no sato
    Hours: 6:00 to 24:00
    Price: 600yen for adults, 300yen for kids

    Taka no Yu(this is not a hot spring. It is a public bath near Higashiyama walking course)
    Hours: 14:30 to 22:00 
    Price: 400yen 

    *Note that if you have big tattoos that you can not cover, you will need to ask for the private use of the bath.

    There are more in Okuhida area.
    If time allows, we recommend that you visit the area.
    Please check here to learn more about it.
  2. Skiing
    Since Takayama is surrounded by a lot of tall mountains, there are a lot of nice places for skiing if you go a little out of Takayama. It will be a lot of fun especially for a cuple or family!

    Mont Deus
    Open from Dec 23rd to Mar 11th 
    8:30 to 16:00 on weekdays, 8:00 to 16:30 on weekends
    Price: 2,570yen for adults, 1,540 for elders and kids (one day pass)

    Hounoki daira Ski area
    Open from Dec 16th  to Apr 1st
    8:00 to 16:30 on weekdays, 8:00 to 16:30 on weekends and holidays
    Price: 3,100yen for adults, 2,300yen for kids, 2,600yen for elders (one day pass for weekdays)

    Hirayu Onsen Ski area
    Open from Dec 18th to Mar 31st
    8:00 to 16:20
    Price: 3,000yen for weekdays, 3,500yen for weekends
  3. Snowshoe
    You can enjoy the beautiful nature and snow in Hida Furukawa(about 20 min from Takayama by train) in the winter.
    With experienced tour guides, you can explore the forests and take nice pictures!

    Satoyama Snow Shoe experience
    Open from Jan 6th to Feb 28th
    13:00 to 16:30
  4. Shirakawa-go illumination
    There will be illumination events on Jan 14th, 20th,27th, Feb 3rd,11th,and17th from 17:30 till 19:30.
    It is really amazing to see traditional houses covered with snow at night with illumination.

    Shirakawa-go illumination 
    Please check here to learn more about it.
  5. Sake brewery tour
    Every year from mid Jan to March, you can join the Sake brewery tour. 6 sake breweries in Takayama open one by one. You will get to taste the fresh sake as tour guides explain how sake is made in English.

    Sake brewery tour
    From Jan to Mar 
    Open from 10:00 to 16:00

Take some warm clothes and enjoy your visit to Takayama in the winter!

If you need further infomation, feel free to ask us via email info@guesthouse-ouka.com
Or you can  visit our cafe or bar to get more information directly.
Address: 506-0009 岐阜県高山市花岡町2丁目36

Enjoy your stay!

Guest house OUKA