Discover Okuhida

Okuhida is a mountainous area of central Japan which offers more than 6 different mountains to hike up! In winter, there is the Honoki Daira ski resort, and during the rest of the year there are a huge number of hot springs, nature reserves and even a morning market to explore. 

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Getting around in Okuhida

The easiest way to get around in Okuhida is by car, but most major sights and attractions are accessible by a combination of trains and busses. 

If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from one of the bigger cities in the vicinity. You can check-out our listings for car rentals nearby, in the FAQ menu below. 

Travelers can also opt to buy the following passes to get around:

  • Alps Wide Free Passport
    • Coverage: all buses around Gero Onsen, Takayama, Okuhida, Matsumoto, Kamikochi and Shirikawa
    • Duration: 4 consecutive days
    • Price: 11.000 Yen
    • Where to buy: All bus terminals that are covered with the pass
       
  • Okuhida Onsen 2-Day Free Pass
    • Coverage: all Nohi Buses in the Okuhida Area
    • Duration: 2 consecutive days
    • Price: 1570 Yen
    • Where to buy: Hirayu Bus Terminal
       
  • Takayama & Shin-Hotaka 2-Day Free Pass 
    • Coverage: all Nohi Buses in the Okuhida Region and Takayama
    • Duration: 2 consecutive days
    • Price: 4190 Yen
    • Where to buy: Takayama Bus Center

 

Getting to Okuhida

Passes:

  • Alps Wide Free Passport
    • Coverage: all buses around Gero Onsen, Takayama, Okuhida, Matsumoto, Kamikochi and Shirikawa
    • Duration: 4 consecutive days
    • Price: 11.000 Yen
    • Where to buy: All bus terminals that are covered with the pass

       
  • Takayama & Shin-Hotaka 2-Day Free Pass 
    • Coverage: all Nohi Buses in the Okuhida Region and Takayama
    • Duration: 2 consecutive days
    • Price: 4190 Yen
    • Where to buy: Takayama Bus Center

 

Rental Cars:

How long to stay in Okuhida

We recommend staying here between one and two days.
 

Hotels in Okuhida

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