Mountain village explorer - homestay program

Visit a mountain village off the beaten tracks, feel its nature and culture, and live like locals!

Gero-city Maze is off from city centers so the best option to explore the region is by car. For non-Japanese visitors not having transportation means, we propose a combo package to fully enjoy nature and culture with pickup from the nearest train station. Guiding in will be in English or French.

fishing in mountain stream

Enjoy fishing with beautiful scenery


zipline in the Ninja Forest



Canyoneering is so refreshing


Calligraphy requires concentration


picking vegetables for dinner


Not gorgeous but healthy country cuisine

11:38 - pickup at Hidahagiwara 飛騨萩原 station (JR Takayama line) 

In order to arrive at this timing, please take a train from Osaka (departure 8:02), Kyoto (8:34), and Nagoya (9:43).

From Takayama, there is a train (10:24) which arrives at 11:13.

more details on train schedule in English here 


Transfer to Maze and lunch


PM - choose one activity from the following, and enjoy!

Ninja Forest / Canyoneering / Beginner trout fishing / Calligraphy


Evening - home cooking lesson in a local's house

Visit a resident of the village and prepare dinner together, enjoy conversation around the table, and stay overnight. Through this experience you will see the locals' everyday life.   


Day 2 - after breakfast, transfer back to Hidahagiwara station 


■Operates Monday through Friday
from May till 2 November except 9  - 20 August

16,000 yen per person with canyoneering (June - September)

13,000 yen per person with other activitiy

■Price includes Transfer to the nearest train station, lunch, activity, dinner, complementary stay at a local's house
■Exclusion personal expenses and drinks during dinner
■In case of rain? Canyoneering is less affected by rain. If rain is expected for Ninja forest, we suggest to switch to calligraphy.
■What to bring? Ninja forest requires shoes and garment for outdoor activity. Canyoneering requires swimsuit or spare underwear. For Canyoneering, we need to know participant's body height / weight / shoe size in advance. 
■Booking Closes 7 days before
■Number of participants 2 to 5 people