What to do and see in Gero, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

March 2, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Discover the best top things to do in Gero, Japan including Gero Onsen Gasshomura, Osakacho Waterfalls, Mt. Ontake, Onsenji Temple, Gerohatsu Onsen Museum, Senshoji Temple, Chikuraji Temple, Kaeru Shrine, Gandate Canyon, Sarubobo Shrine.
Restaurants in Gero

1. Gero Onsen Gasshomura

2369 Mori, Gero 509-2202, Gifu Prefecture +81 576-25-2239
Excellent
24%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 291 reviews

Gero Onsen Gasshomura

Reviewed By thelonious22 - Seongnam

Gero Onsen Gassho Village had about ten traditional houses on display. An hour was more than enough time to look around and the 800 yen admission was pretty steep. The houses still made for some good photo ops and most had decent displays inside although English explanation was lacking. I was on a wheelchair which made almost half of the village inaccessible.

2. Osakacho Waterfalls

Osakacho, Gero 509-3111, Gifu Prefecture
Excellent
59%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Osakacho Waterfalls

Reviewed By 4AusTravellers - Maroochydore, Australia

This is a cascading river with multiple Waterfalls between Gero and Takayama. It's a bit hard to find. There is absolutely no guidance in English, although arguably one doesn't need much signage, nor information to enjoy a river / waterfall walk. It cost 200 Yen pp in the honesty box. We walked for about 45 minutes there and back on a system of steep metal stairs along the pristine river. The translated Japanese reviews here indicated it would be cool, and it was! Ensure you wear something warmer than you'd wear for that time of the year anywhere else.
Lovely little side tour if you're driving your own car.

3. Mt. Ontake

Osakacho Ochiai, Gero 509-3111, Gifu Prefecture
Excellent
40%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Mt. Ontake

Reviewed By SHIN1015 - Nagano, Japan

周辺に3000メートル級の山があまりないので、晴れた日は台形の形をした山の形がくっきりと見える美しい山です。噴火の影響で、現在は頂上まではいけませんが、9合目までは登ることができました。いまだ噴煙が上がっていますが、ロープウェイなどもあるので初心者でも気軽に登山ができます。

4. Onsenji Temple

680 Yunoshima, Gero 509-2207, Gifu Prefecture +81 576-25-2465
Excellent
16%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
45%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 81 reviews

Onsenji Temple

Reviewed By Cecilia C - Hong Kong, China

If you arrive in Gero before hotel check in at 3pm, this is a good way to spend the day.
A 15 minutes walk from Gero Station through Gero town & up a side street.
An easy walk up 173 steps & your soul feels cleansed after this visit.
Drizzling day but good view from temple.

5. Gerohatsu Onsen Museum

543-2 Yunoshima, Gero 509-2207, Gifu Prefecture +81 576-25-3400
Excellent
16%
Good
59%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Gerohatsu Onsen Museum

Reviewed By eymwonder - Hong Kong, China

The exhibits do not have much English but you can read Chinese you can probably deduce what they roughly mean. Gives an interesting information about different kinds of Onsens in Japan. May not warrant a visit on its own but worth dropping in amidst shopping and restaurants in the same area.

6. Senshoji Temple

1089 Hagiwarachochuro, Gero 509-2514, Gifu Prefecture +81 576-52-1353
Excellent
47%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Senshoji Temple

Reviewed By meiyih - Tokyo, Japan

need to climb a long flight of stairs to this temple but provide a good view of the whole town

7. Chikuraji Temple

939 Miyaji, Gero 509-2314, Gifu Prefecture +81 576-26-2611
Excellent
23%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Chikuraji Temple

Reviewed By Francisco A - Granada, Spain

Templo dedicado a la Deidad guardiana de los niños, donde se respira tranquilidad y armonía como en todos los templos de Japo, que cada uno tiene su especial característica.

8. Kaeru Shrine

Yunoshima, Gero 下呂市湯ノ島, Gifu Prefecture
Excellent
4%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
52%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

Kaeru Shrine

Reviewed By jajavalB - Bangkok

This shrine is unique with its sacred stone frog for worshipping. When I tossed the coins and ringed the bell, there was echo of Japanses blessings which I didn't understand the meaning . It's on the street uphill near public foot spa. It made big smile on my face, quite surprised.

9. Gandate Canyon

1656 Osakacho Ochiai | Gandate Park, Gero 509-3111, Gifu Prefecture
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Gandate Canyon

Reviewed By 伊豆の光太郎 - 埼玉県入間市

少しマイナーな観光地でしょうが、あまり手付かずの自然が残されており、渓流散策や滝めぐりが好きな人にはお勧めの穴場かもしれません。

10. Sarubobo Shrine

780 Yunoshima, Gero 509-2207, Gifu Prefecture
Excellent
3%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
65%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 56 reviews

Sarubobo Shrine

Reviewed By GGHolliday - Hong Kong, China

Easily accessible near foot of Egret Bridge. Imagine a shrine with plenty of dolls in display and free ‘golden’ footbath. Most leisure shrine ever seen in Japan.

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