Access▶ By car/30 minutes’ drive from Gero Hot Spring via Route 41 and 257
By train/15 minutes from JR Hida-Hagiwara Station by bus or taxi

  • Southern Hida Maze River Tourist Association
  • 1508-1, Nishimura, Maze, Gero-city, Gifu, Japan
  • TEL +81 576-47-2841
    FAX +81 576-47-2333
  • MAIL

What to see & do

Maze Satoyama Museum

Nishimura district which still has a scenic view of rice terraces is designated as “Maze Satoyama Museum” and is the base of green tourism in Maze.
“Satoyama Museum” is a style of community development, regarding the rural scenery and the culture of the local lifestyle as the outdoor museum. This has increased interactions between the urban and rural areas. The beautiful rural scenery accented by tourist spots like a hot spring named “Miki-no-Sato”, “Mizube-no-Yakata” and the roadside station, well-organized farm lands and farm-raised animals.


“Mizube-no-Yakata” is the information center of the Maze River. It is facing the river so visitors can play in the stream and enjoy catching fish with their hands. As well as BBQ along the river. Also, “Mizube-no-Yakata” offers tourist information, Ayu fishing classes, experience of traditional fishing in Maze River, planning and implementing a green tourism program and other various activities. From summer to autumn, visitors can enjoy Ayu fish caught by the fish trap and see the fantastic scene of Hiburi-Ryo.

Hiburi-Ryo in Maze River

Hiburi-Ryo is the traditional way of fishing, utilizing the habit of matured Ayu which swim down to lay eggs at night in early autumn. Surprising the Ayu with fire and torches to push them to nets spread across the river.

【Venue】Fishing center “Mizube-no-Yakata”
【MAIL】Southern Hida Maze River Tourist Association▶︎

Mountain Life Hida

Mountain Life Hida is an outdoor sport and cultural activities center, open from May till October. From adrenaline rush rope course to super refreshing headwater canyoning, from English and French language lessons to country cooking lessons, staff with international background propose fun and authentic programs for both Japanese and foreign guests. English and French spoken.

Mountain Life Hida
■Ninja Forest rope course
Rate:Adult 3,500 JPY, Under 18 yo 3,000 JPY (Reservations closes 2 days before)
Period: From May to Early November
Duration: about 2 hours
Booking size: minimum 2, max 15 people
Note: sport shoes necessary

Rate:Adult 6,500 JPY Under 18 yo 5,500 JPY (Reservations closes 2 days before)
Period; From July to Early October
Duration: about 2.5 hours
Booking size: minimum 2, max 15 people
Note: wetsuits rental is included in the price.

■Overnight stay program
Enjoy our rural mountain village with a PM half day sport activity (canyoning or Ninja forest rope course), followed by a cooking lesson with a local family, and stay overnight in a local’s house.
Departure after breakfast the following morning.
Rate: 16,000 JPY including transfer, meals and activities during stay

1450, Nishimura, Maze, Gero-city, Gifu 509-2615, Japan
TEL: +81 50-3579-5871/E-mail: