Hotel Villa Montsaint is located near Dynaland snow resort in Gujo, Gifu prefecture. Gujo has seven areas with different topography and culture, including Gujo Hachiman, which is also called Little Kyoto in Okumino.
From the hotel it is only a one minute free shuttle ride to Dynaland or 5 minute walk.
Dynaland and Takasu Snow Park are the most well known resorts in Gujo and they are inter-connected at the top, which makes them the largest snow resort in West Japan.
Hotel Villa Montsaint is a cozy lodge style accommodation. There are western rooms with toilets & washbasins and Japanese rooms with ensuite.
The hotel has a restauarnt, a lounge area, a shop and communal bathrooms.
Twin share western room with toilet & wash basin from 14,200 yen per person per night including breakfast and dinner.
Communal shower and bath area.
Japanese room with en-suite from 14,200 yen per person per night for twin share including breakfast and dinner
Express Bus from Nagoya
You can catch an express bus from Nagoya Meitetsu bus centre to Hirugano Kogen service area bus stop (booking essential), which takes about one hour and forty minutes. Then catch a free shuttle from Hirugano Kogen service area to Hotel Villa Montsaint (60 minutes).
The closest train station is Hokuno station. We can help arrange a taxi if you book in advance.
Gujo-shi is located at the center of Gifu-ken. It has seven areas with different topography and culture, including Gujo Hachiman, which is also called Little Kyoto in Okumino.
As one of the largest ski resorts in western Japan, TAKASU MOUNTAINS consists of six ski resorts (Dynaland, Takasu Snow Park, Hirugano Kogen Ski Resort, Washigatake Ski Resort, White Pier Takasu, Gujo Kogen Vacance Village Ski Resort) in Takasu area of Gujo. Each of the six ski resorts has its own characteristics and is attracting a wide range of people, from advanced skiers who want to enjoy long rides or tree runs, to families.
Gujo Snow & Castle Town 3 nights and 4 days package
Cost from 85,000 yen per person twin share
Breakfast day 2, 3, & 4
Dinner for night 1 & 2
Dinner for night 3 if you are staying at Hotel Gujo Hachiman
3 day lift passes
Pre-arranged taxi from Hotel Villa Montsaint to your accommodation for Hachiman-city
English speaking guide for Day 4 (4 hours)
Entry fee to the Gujo Hachiman castle & food sample making
Best time to visit
Between mid January and mid Feburary
This unique package combines your snow trip with the historical & beautiful castle town, Gujo.
Gujo is located in Gifu prefecture.
Gujo has ten snow resorts. The most well known & largest resorts are Dynaland & Takasu Snow Park which are two inter-connected resorts.
Washigatake and Meiho are also pupular resorts which we included in our itinerary as suggestions to go skiing/snowboarding.
With Gujo Hachiman Castle in the center, there are many sightseeing spots in Gujo, such as the old townscape of Castle Town,
waterways all over the city, famous water Sogisui,
Gujo Hachiman Museum, and Former Hachiman Government Building Memorial Hall. Please enjoy a walk while listening
to the sound of the water flowing through the town.
You may have seen food replicas that are made of wax or plastic in many restaurants in Japan displayed to entice and inform patrons.
These replicas are said to have originated in Gujo City, and 60% of those sold in Japan are still made here.
You can try your hand at making your own!
Day 1 Travel from Nagoya to Dynaland & Ski
Travel by express bus from Meitetsu Bus Centre in Nagoya station to Hirugano Service area
where the resort free shuttle is connected to Dynaland.
Have lunch at Dynaland and ski/snowboard in the afternoon
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Montsaint
Day 2 Ski / Snowboard
You can ski all day in Dynaland/Takasu Snow Park or you have an option to travel to Washigatake Ski Area by free shuttle.
Accommodation: Hotel Villa Montsaint
Day 3 Ski / Snowboard then travel to Gujo Hachiman town
Ski /snowboard in Dynaland/Takasu Snow Park after checking out and store luggage.
After skiing/snowboarding, you travel to Gujo Hachiman castle town by pre-arranged taxi which would take about 50 minutes to Gujo Hachiman.
Your taxi will stop at one of the road side local shops where you can buy some souveniors or try out some local food.
Accommodation: Sekisuien or Hotle Gujo Hachiman
Sekisuien : Located right near the Gujo Hachiman castle and restaurants and bars are within a walking distance,
so we won't include dinner as you explore the street to find your dining experience.
Hotel Gujo Hachiman : A little apart from the town so dinner at the hotel is included in the package. Dinner is a Japanese Kaiseki menu with unique gourmet local food. The benefit of staying at Hotel Gujo Hachiman is the Onsen! There are indoor/outdoor Onsen and also sauna.
Day 4 Walk the castle town
Today you walk the beautiful castle town with an English speaking guide.
The town walk tour includes a visit to Gujo Hachiman castle,
Gujo Hachiman Hakurankan where you can see the famous Gujo Bon festival dance,
walk along the water lanes & Sample Village Iwasaki where you can enjoy making food replicas.
After the town walk, you travel from Gujo Hachiman to Nagoya
Optional: You can add one more night at Gujo Hachiman and have a day skiing / snowbaording in Meiho. Please request a quote for this option.
More info: https://en.tabitabigujo.com/lp/australia/