Gero Onsen is a popular hot spring located around halfway between Nagoya and Takayama. Set in a beautiful area alongside a river, Gero is one of Central Japan’s most famous onsen towns so expect it to be be busy, especially on weekends and public holidays.
The thermal water of Gero is said to treat a variety of ailments including rheumatism, muscle aches and skin problems, neuralgia, and fatigue. The greatest majority of hotels are in the main village along the Hida River, with further guesthouses located in the forests and hills surrounding the town.
There are three public hot springs in Gero, as well as a large outdoor bath close to the Gero Bridge where you can bathe out in the open for free. As many other hot spring resorts, Gero Onsen has four free foot baths, open to anyone that wants to dip their feet in the water.
A stop on the Limited Express Hida service, Gero Onsen is readily accessible from both Nagoya and Takayama. Information regarding accommodation in and around Gero can be found through our ‘Gero Onsen Area’ hotel page.