This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Gero. To help you make friends with Gero before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Gero, Japan, is situated in the center of Gifu Prefecture on Honshu island, the most populous Japanese island. Due to its central geographical location, the prefecture has long played a significant part as the crossroads of Japan, linking the west and the east of the country. The capital is Gifu. The city of more than four hundred thousand people is well known for cormorant fishing on the Nagara River. The capital of the prefecture is around eighty kilometres southwest of Gero. The JR Takayama Line connects Gifu with Gero. Nagoya Station is a hub to get to the area, if you depart from Kyoto or Tokyo. Fast train links are available, as well.
The biggest tourist attraction of this town, with thirty-three thousand inhabitants, are the hot springs. Gero Hot Spring is considered to be one of the three most famous hot springs in all of Japan. The local hot spring has an excellent reputation, thanks to the extraordinarily smooth quality of the water. It attracts national and international tourists alike. Nigorigo Onsen is open all year round and is located at the highest altitude of any Japanese spa. In addition to that, Gero is situated in the Hida Kisogawa National Park. The great majority of the town area is covered by forest and mountains. The fish from the nearby Maze River have been selected as having the best quality in Japan. If you want to experience traditional Japanese culture such as painting ceramics and making handmade paper, visit Gero Hot Spring Gassho Village.
Gero is rather small, but the major industry is tourism, so you can find numerous guesthouses and hotels, from one star to five stars. Compared to the hotels, Gero, Japan hostels are in low supply. Most places, including your Gero, Japan hostel, offer free Wi-Fi. The rooms are usually tidy and clean. If you want to spend a bit more money, try out the traditional guesthouses in the area.
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