Hirayu Onsen (Takayama City, Gifu)

Hirayu Onsen
平湯温泉
(岐阜県 高山市)
Planned season: Sunday 20th December 2020 until late March 2021
Official snow depth 100cm (-10cm) [updated on 24th January 2021]

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Hirayu Onsen is located to the east of central Takayama city in the northern region of Gifu Prefecture, close to the western border of Nagano Prefecture. Hounokidaira is close by.

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the central region of Honshu island, and it one of only a handful of landlocked prefectures. It shares borders with (from the north) Toyama, Nagano, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Fukui and Ishikawa. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gifu are located in the northern region of the prefecture – in Gujo city, Takayama city, Hida city and Shirakawa village.

Regional information Learn more about the Gifu region

The Mountain

1860m
550m
1310m
38"
3
2500m
2
30%
40%
30%
Skiers
50%
ropeways Ropeways gondolas Gondolas quad lifts Quad lifts triple lifts Triple lifts pair lifts Pair lifts single lifts Single lifts other lifts Other
Boarders
50%
0 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hirayu Onsen Snow Depth Statistics

Official snow depth numbers from the current season and previous season
December January February March
20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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20/21
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19/20
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1st - - 1st 80cm 15cm 1st - 30cm 1st - 50cm
2nd - - 2nd 80cm 20cm 2nd - 30cm 2nd - 40cm
3rd - - 3rd 80cm 20cm 3rd - 30cm 3rd - 40cm
4th - - 4th 80cm 20cm 4th - 30cm 4th - 40cm
5th - - 5th 80cm 30cm 5th - 30cm 5th - 45cm
6th - - 6th 80cm 30cm 6th - 40cm 6th - 50cm
7th - - 7th 80cm 30cm 7th - 40cm 7th - 50cm
8th - - 8th 80cm 30cm 8th - 40cm 8th - 40cm
9th - - 9th 90cm 30cm 9th - 40cm 9th - 40cm
10th - - 10th 90cm 30cm 10th - 40cm 10th - 40cm
11th - - 11th 100cm 30cm 11th - 50cm 11th - 30cm
12th - - 12th 100cm 30cm 12th - 50cm 12th - 30cm
13th - - 13th 100cm 30cm 13th - 40cm 13th - 30cm
14th - - 14th 100cm 30cm 14th - 40cm 14th - 30cm
15th - - 15th 100cm 30cm 15th - 40cm 15th - 35cm
16th - 0cm 16th 100cm 35cm 16th - 30cm 16th - 40cm
17th - - 17th 100cm 35cm 17th - 30cm 17th - 45cm
18th - 0cm 18th 100cm 35cm 18th - 40cm 18th - 45cm
19th - 0cm 19th 110cm 35cm 19th - 50cm 19th - 45cm
20th 50cm 0cm 20th 110cm 35cm 20th - 50cm 20th - 45cm
21st 50cm 0cm 21st 110cm 40cm 21st - 50cm 21st - 45cm
22nd 50cm 0cm 22nd 110cm 40cm 22nd - 40cm 22nd - 40cm
23rd 50cm 10cm 23rd 110cm 40cm 23rd - 40cm 23rd - 35cm
24th 50cm 10cm 24th 100cm 35cm 24th - 40cm 24th - 35cm
25th 50cm 10cm 25th - 35cm 25th - 40cm 25th - 35cm
26th 60cm 5cm 26th - 35cm 26th - 50cm 26th - 35cm
27th 60cm 5cm 27th - 35cm 27th - 50cm 27th - 35cm
28th 60cm 10cm 28th - 35cm 28th - 50cm 28th - 20cm
29th 60cm 10cm 29th - 30cm 29th - 50cm 29th - 30cm
30th 60cm 10cm 30th - 30cm 30th 30th - 25cm
31st 60cm 15cm 31st - 30cm 31st 31st - 25cm

Previous Statistics

Hirayu Onsen Facilities

School
School
Ski School: Available Snowboard School: Available
Ski and snowboard lessons are available at Hirayu Onsen. 
Rental
Equipment Rental
Ski Rental: Available Snowboard Rental: Available
Ski and snowboard equipment rental is available.
Ski and snowboard wear rental is also available. 
Children Facilities
Children's facilities
The 'Family Gelende' is by the Number 1 lift but there are no specific park areas for children. 
Park Information
Park information
There are no special snow park facilities. 

Hirayu Onsen Season & Opening Times

Typical season is from Late December until Late March
October November December January February March April May June July
                                                           
Daytime
Daytime
Weekends and holidays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:20pm
Weekdays Normally open from 8:00am until 4:20pm
Nighta
'Nighta' (night skiing)
Weekends and holidays No
Weekdays No
Opening information
Opening information
There is no night skiing at this ski area.

Hirayu Onsen Lift Ticket Charges

Adults Child Senior
1 Day (weekend & holidays) 3,700 yen 2,000 yen
1 Day (weekdays) 3,000 yen 2,000 yen
Half Day (weekends & holidays) 2,500 yen
Half Day (weekdays) 2,000 yen
1 Lift Coupon 300 yen
10 Lift Coupons 2,500 yen
Season Ticket 30,000 yen
Lift Ticket Information 2020-2021 Season lift tickets

A 1 day or half day ticket also allow you entry to the Hirayu-no-mori onsen hot baths (on that day).

Getting to Hirayu Onsen

By public transport
Train
Train
34.2km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen Line
34.7km from Shin Shimashima Station on the Kamikochi Line
Transport Information
Information
Hirayu Onsen is about 34km from Takayama Station on the Takayama Honsen line.
bus
Bus
A bus from both Takayama and Matsumoto is available - both take about 60 minutes.

Various bus tours go to the resort from Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto. Apparently there is a bus from Shinjuku as well. That takes 4 and a half hours.
By Car
Car
37.5km from the Takayama IC on the Chubu Jukan Expressway
46.3km from the Matsumoto IC on the Chuo Expressway
124km from the Nakatsugawa IC on the Chuo Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 158 (0.1km away)
Direction
Direction
Hirayu Onsen is located to the east of central Takayama city by the side of Route 158, and close to the Hirayu exit of the Abo-Toge Road.

The Takayama IC exit on the Chubu Jukan Expressway is about 37km from Hirayu Onsen, while to the east Matsumoto IC on the Nagano Expressway is 46km away.

>> More information on Chuo Expressway

About 60 minutes from Matsumoto IC.
About 50 minutes from Takayama IC.
Parking
Parking
Parking is available at the base of the ski area.

More Information

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Address
Address
Hirayu 768-1
Okuhida Onsengo
Takayama-shi
Gifu-ken
506-1433
Telephone
Telephone
0578-89-2424
2020-2021 UPDATES
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