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Walking Map: Around Nigorigo Onsan and Mt. Ontake


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  • Ontake Panorama Ground
    Ontake Panorama Ground

    Ontake Panorama Ground is located at an altitude of 1,700 meters. It offers an all-weather, 400-meter track with six lanes, and 500-meter woodchip running trail. It is the first and fully-equipped high altitude training facility in Japan.

  •  Nigorigo Hot Spring Kogen Sports Recreation Center
     Nigorigo Hot Spring Kogen Sports Recreation Center

    Hida Ontake Kogen Highland Training Area is registered as one of the two high attitude training sites for national teams in Japan by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. This recreation center is one of the training facilities.

  • Zaimokudaki Waterfall
    Zaimokudaki Waterfall

    The starting point for Zaimokudaki Waterfall trail is located on a slope on the way to the Panorama Ground from the Recreation Center. Please follow the blue flags when you walk on a Hida-Osaka waterfall walking trail. Some parts of Zaimokudaki Waterfall trail are very steep so this trail is only suitable for fit walkers. When you arrive at the dynamic Zaimokudaki Waterfall (23 meters high), you will be refreshed by a rain of mist!

  • Primeval Forest Walking Trail
    Primeval Forest Walking Trail

    This one-kilometer trail stretches through a sub-alpine primeval forest. It has three starting points: near the junction of the streets to the Recreation Center and to Nigorigo Onsan town, in front of the Cottage Hyute Mori-no-Nakama, and near the starting point of the climbing trail to Mt. Ontake. Please park at a town-operated parking lot nearby if you come by car.

  • Hinotaki Waterfall
    Hinotaki Waterfall

    Hinotaki is a splendid and dynamic straight waterfall with a height of 20 meters. The trail stretches 80 meters through the trees starting next to the Cottage Hyute Mori-no-Nakama and finishing at the observatory. *Note: No parking lots are available at the observatory. Please park a town-operated parking lot nearby.

  • Shiraitonotaki Waterfall
    Shiraitonotaki Waterfall

    Shiraitonotaki Falls, literally meaning “a waterfall of white threads”, is located at Yunotani Gorge where the springs of NigorigoOnsen burst forth. You can get a distant view from the street.

  • Sennindaki WaterfallSennindaki Waterfall

    Sennindaki, with a height of 30 meters, is said to have been a training place for practitioners of Ontake-kyo (a Shinto sect) long ago. Walk 500 meters from the starting point of the climbing trail of Mt. Ontake, then turn left towards Sennindaki, and walk along the trail for a few minutes.

  • Town-operated outdoor onsen facility
    Town-operated outdoor onsen facility

    The facility offers only outdoor baths. You can enjoy onsen after climbing or during your day trip.

  • Sample Spring and its Components (exerpt)

    Spring name: Mixed spring water of Ei-sengen (source name)
    (Mixed spring water of town-owned G spring, NigorigoOnsen, and town-owned spring)
    Contains sodium, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate, and sulfate

    Benefits:neuralgia, muscle pain, joint pain, frozen shoulder, motor paralysis, stiff joint, contusion, twisted joint, chronic digestive diseases, hemorrhoid, excessive sensitivity to cold, recovery from illness, soothing effect, health enhancement, cut, burn, chronic skin diseases and arteriosclerosis



    The water temperature of the spring source is high at more than 50 degrees celsius. Onsen water keeps running directly from the spring source without being heated or mixed with other water. Water at the spring source is colorless and transparent but it turns yellowish brown and cloudy once it is exposed to air.







2023 Waterfall season opening ceremony was held

On Friday, March 17, the waterfall opening ceremony was held.  This ceremony is the annual event to pray for the busy but safe operation for the coming seaso