Gujo Hachiman ~ Minami Nagaragawa Cycling Cruise and Glamping
Feel the nature with your five senses
and enjoy an outdoor trip!
Pass through a beautiful tunnel of trees.
See Nagaragawa Railway crossing the iron bridge.
Enjoy glamping empty handed!
“Nagaragawa Cycling Cruise : Nature course” is a 22km cycling tour starting from Gujo Hachiman Station of Nagaragawa Railway to Minami-kodakaraonsen Station. You can see the shrines and Nagaragawa Railway crossing the iron bridge. You can enjoy the delicious cider and sweets after riding for half day. This cycling course is for adults to feel the nature of Gujo. You can join this course without bringing your own stuff which is very suitable for overseas visitors.
Gujo Hachiman Station
A nostalgic station building certified as a Tangible Cultural Property
The entrance of Gujo Hachiman
Gujo Hachiman Station is a main station of the local railway Nagaragawa Railway. It started operating in 1929 and certified to be one the Tangible Cultural Property in 2015. The building was restored to the original appearance in 2017. This wooden nostalgic atmosphere with whitewashed walls and wooden windows tells us how it looked like in the past. Café, bicycle rental shop, souvenir shop and information center are also found here at the station. If you are going to join this cycling course, you need to check in here and finish your payment. After introducing yourself and listening to the explanation, let’s go!!
Gather at the station at 8:45 in the morning and start our 3 hours cycling trip!
Gujo Hachiman Station of Nagaragawa Railway was reconstructed and restored back to the original appearance in 2017. Information center and café can be found in this nostalgic building.
After checking in, let’s get started!
Nagaragawa Cycling Cruise : Nature course
Enjoying the beautiful scenery
while cycling along Nagaragawa River
Nagaragawa Cycling Cruise : Nature course is a course of around 22km from Nagaragawa Railway Gujo Hachiman Station to Minami-kodakaraonsen Station. It is a 3-hours cycling course seeing the clear stream Nagaragawa River. You can enjoy the nature of Gujo by riding a bicycle. After going through a tunnel of trees, you can see the shrine and Nagaragawa Railway running on the iron bridge. You can try the delicious cider and sweets too. We feel very relaxing by listening to the harmony of river and bugs. After we finish cycling, we go to take a hot bath at a hot spring and have our lunch, before we take the train back to Gujo Hachiman.
Enjoying the nature of Gujo while riding a bicycle is relaxing!
Seeing every detail only can be found when you are cycling.
Seeing Nagaragawa Railway crossing the iron bridge.
Platform of Nagaragawa Railway Minami-kodakaraonsen is the entrance!
After finishing the cycling course and entering the station, we see the entrance of a hot spring! It is rare that a railway station is operating a hot spring. Signal showing the train’s arrival time is cute too.The open-air bath is large and spacious. Cypress wooden bath, steam bath and sauna are available. After bathing, we take some rest at the rest corner. You can have some food, like Udon noodle, Soba noodle and rice bowl, at Restaurant Koyasu.
The water of Kodakaraonsen is a simple hot spring with alkalescence. It is good for neuralgia, muscle ache, cold sensitivity and fatigue recovery.
Bathing under the blue sky is very relaxing!
After getting off the train, you can find the entrance of the hot spring at the platform.
Enjoying outdoor activity and glamping empty handed
We are going to feel the nature and try glamping empty handed at EARTH SHIP at Minami area of Gujo-shi. Comfy beds with rungs and modern style interior design are all available in this large tent. You can order barbeque set with all ingredients and tools needed. Gifu’s Hida beef and Gujo specialty, Kei-chan (Stir fried chicken in miso sauce) can be ordered too! Spending a night with your friends in the nature is fun!
* It is a camp site for customers over 18 years old. Please refer to official homepage for details.
Feel the nature surrounded by mountains of Minami area!
Having food under the sky is fun! You can enjoy barbeque empty-handed.
Large tent contains everything you need. You can have a drink and a night relaxing.