Okuhida, a mountainous area in central Japan, boasts over six different mountains to hike and explore. In winter, visitors can hit the slopes at the Honoki Daira ski resort, while throughout the rest of the year, there are numerous hot springs, nature reserves, and even a morning market to discover. Experience the natural beauty and outdoor adventures of Okuhida for a truly memorable Japanese getaway.
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:
To get from Takayama to Okuhida by public transportation, travelers need to take a bus. Detailed instructions are as follows:
Bus: Take the Nohi Bus from Takayama Bus Terminal to Okuhida. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Valid rail and bus 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
We recommend staying here between one and two days.