Café Trekking in Hida-Osaka

This tour fits best for those who just want to forget the time and relax in a quiet location. Laying in a swinging hammock, listening to the sounds of the winds and leaves, birds singing, having some coffee and deserts, reading a book, etc… You can enjoy your own time. At Gandate Park, you’ll be first blown away by the sight of Gandate, the gigantic cliff made of lava, and by the 22-meter high (72 feet) waterfall. You are going to be embraced by the beautiful nature of Hida-Osaka. The park is surrounded by two rivers and trees where fresh air full of negative ions embraces and is the best spot for the forest bathing (shinrin-yoku).

Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It’s the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: 高山市, Japan
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Hiking & Camping




This tour fits best for those who just want to forget the time and relax in a quiet location. Laying in a swinging hammock, listening to the sounds of the winds and leaves, birds singing, having some coffee and deserts, reading a book, etc… You can enjoy your own time. At Gandate Park, you’ll be first blown away by the sight of Gandate, the gigantic cliff made of lava, and by the 22-meter high (72 feet) waterfall. You are going to be embraced by the beautiful nature of Hida-Osaka. The park is surrounded by two rivers and trees where fresh air full of negative ions embraces and is the best spot for the forest bathing (shinrin-yoku).

Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It’s the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.

Itinerary

Hida-Osaka spreads at the west foot of the active volcano, Mt. Ontake. Gandate Park where the tour takes place is the symbolic site to learn about the history of the volcanic activities of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago. The concept of this tour is “portable outdoor café” that you can enjoy sweets and coffee treats in a swinging hammock in the forest of the lava plateau. At the hammock site, you will make your own spoon by sanding a spoon-shaped wood piece. You can use the spoon for the sweets during the tour, too. This is an easy hiking tour of 2 km (1.2 miles) which includes a visit to one waterfall, and a walk in the forest filled with carpets of leaves, and an outdoorsy hot sandwich cooking time. It’s the best choice to enjoy forest bathing (shinrin-yoku), too.

Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It’s the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.