The Ogawaya onsen hotel is conveniently located in the famous hot spring town of Gero. Only a few minutes walk from the train station, the hotel features spacious bedrooms and both indoor and outdoor baths with a great view of Hida river. The room we were given was especially large and very well maintained. As with all Japanese ryokans, comfortable futons were laid on the tatami mats for us during dinner. A seating area in front of the window offered an especially great nighttime view of Gero.
Gero, located in Gifu prefecture, is one of the famous hot spring towns of Japan. Its proximity to Takayama allows to practically combine the two destinations in an overnight trip from Nagoya. Many hotels in Gero offer the typical Japanese onsen experience: comfortable hotel rooms and relaxing japanese hot bath.