Hirayu Onsen is one of five hot spring towns making-up the Okuhida Onsen area. Directly accessible by bus from Takayama and Matsumoto, Hirayu is home to a large number of hotels and guesthouses in a small area. Located around 20 minutes drive from Kamikochi – also directly accessible using services from/to the Hirayu Onsen Bus Terminal – staying in the town is a great option for visitors looking for accommodation nearby Kamikochi.
Prices for accommodation in Hirayu Onsen vary greatly from reasonably-priced to expensive, with hotels often booked-out on weekends and public holidays during the months that Kamikochi is open to the pubic – mid-April to mid-November.
At small number of restaurants and cafes are in the town along with foot spas and some other interesting attractions.