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Explore one of Japan’s most popular hot spring towns, Gero Onsen, walk the streets lined with delicious street food stalls, explore its history, and soak in the hot springs all over town.
2 people 29,000 yen per person
3+ people 25,000 yen per person
9:30 (9.5 hours)
English, German, Spanish, Japanese
German: Native ★★★★★
Spanish: Native ★★★★★
English: Fluent ★★★★☆
Japanese: Fluent ★★★★☆
Are you looking for a relaxing and culturally enriching day trip from Nagoya? Look no further than this tour to Gero Onsen, a charming hot spring town located just two hours away from the city. It’s a town with some of the best Onsen water in all of Japan, great street food options, and much culture to discover together with your knowledgeable guide.
Meet your guide at Nagoya Station, from there you will together ride the Hida Express train for 2 hours to Gero Onsen Station.
At your first stop in Gero, you will try Keichan, a local specialty that consists of chicken with cabbage in a hot pan.
Next up is the Gero Gassho Village, a cultural center featuring traditional thatched-roof houses. You can learn about the history and lifestyle of the Hida region while exploring the different exhibits and demonstrations.
Afterward, head over to the town center along the picturesque central river for a street food tour. Gero Onsen is famous for its unique snacks, such as soft-serve ice cream with a hot spring egg, butter-filled cookies, pudding, and more. The aroma of the food will surely make your mouth water!
You’ll also visit Onsen-ji and Kaeru Jinja the two spiritual landmarks of the town.
Finally, what better way to unwind than to soak in a hot spring? For this tour you can have a private Onsen booked just for you and your group, or use one of the public baths in town.
In the afternoon it will already be time to say goodbye to Gero Onsen. Take the train back to Nagoya and say farewell to your guide.
Or alternatively, we recommend to stay the night in Gero Onsen for a delicious dinner at a Ryokan and more Onsen.
We are the co-founders of Nagoya is not boring. We look forward to guiding you around our second home Nagoya and its off-beat surroundings.
Lena is from Germany and she especially loves exploring food and food culture in Japan. Her favorite food is Hitsumabushi, Nagoya’s version of grilled eel on rice.
Elly, from the resort island of Mallorca in Spain, loves all things Japanese culture and history like Kimono, traditional dance called Nihon Buyo, and Sake.