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Hida-Osaka Falls

小坂町の滝

岐阜県下呂市小坂町
Nature

Explore the Mystic Hida Osaka Falls

A guided tour of an area with some of the most waterfalls in all Japan

Hike through a lava-forged wonder of nature at the Hida Osaka Falls in Gero, nestled in the hills of Gifu Prefection. Born from an eruption of Mt. Ontake some 54,000 years ago, over 200 waterfalls with unique forms are sure to enchant you.

Walk at your own pace on hiking courses ranging from casual to challenging, or for an even deeper experience, reserve a guided tour. The waterfall trekking tour is a particular delight, and will take you through a national forest typically off limits to visitors. You'll venture uphill, downhill, and off the beaten path as you wade through rivers and feel the mist against your face.

Hida Osaka offers delights that change with the seasons, from verdant greenery and the songs of the birds in spring, to brilliant autumn foliage and newly-spawned fish jumping above the waters in fall. The nearby hot spring village—featuring unique carbonated baths—is sure to soothe your body and soul.

The Hida Osaka Falls are nestled in the foothills of Gifu Prefecture, reachable most quickly in two hours by express and local train from Nagoya.