Gero Onsen is one of the best hot springs (onsen) in Japan which has been able to retain its special quality since the Edo Period and continues to attract many visitors every year. Also, to really make the most of the hot spring, stay at the nearby ryokan, Kaisekiyado Suihoen, which doesn’t only provide great accommodation but delicious traditional cuisine as well.
Gero Onsen continues to increase in popularity since the 10th century with its hot spring known to contain healing properties to help with illnesses such as rheumatism, nervous disorders, impaired motor function and so on. It is also considered great for smooth beautiful skin as it contains a pH value of 9.18 which is said to rejuvenate the skin’s overall condition. This is the reason why many visitors, particularly women, take the time to soak in its special waters.
Suihoen is a Japanese-style inn (ryokan) which is located closely to Gero Onsen. It is a peaceful place where guests enjoy a variety of facilities such scenic baths, spas and private open-air baths. Standard rooms range from 14,500 yen to 19,800 yen per night. Depending on the type of room, some only allow up to 2 people in it while others allow up to 6 guests. Rooms with private open-air baths are more expensive ranging from 21,000 yen to 34,500 yen per night. Guests are also treated to scenic views of Mt. Fuji from the baths, as well as Gero village. The private open-air baths can also be booked for 45 minutes at 2,000 yen but only up until 12 pm. This is also open to walk-in visitors as well from 1 to 9 pm.
Traditional breakfast and dinner meals, with particular emphasis on Hida beef and locally-produced golden-award-winning rice, are also included and served in the room.
So, if you’re after a journey of wellness and Japanese tradition, this is one of the best places to experience it, so plan ahead and create some amazing memories!