My partner and I wanted to experience a night in the middle of the mountains during winter preferably with meals and outdoor onsen included at a reasonable price. My partner had never seen snow before, and although we spent the night prior in Takayama where it was snowing - travelling 2.5hrs (usually 1.5hrs but we were commuting in heavy snow!) to Nakaodaira we both agree was definitely worth it if you are wanting to see the countryside and have a true authentic Japanese experience. I would suggest arriving around noon on your first day so you can ease into relaxation mode and appreciate the surroundings in daylight (the scenery during the trip their is also magnificent!), enjoy a sunset/evening onsen before dinner that night. Time goes slow here, and you will have time to try one of the other onsens (2 x outdoor or 3 x indoor onsens available) prior to breakfast and check out the following day. The staff has so much initiative and helped me plan my route to/from the hotel most effectively which ended up saving us a lot of time and money! They also collected us from the bus stop on the day of our arrival which is a relief as you really do feel like you are far away from everything. Food was delicious and we loved the little hand written notes that described what was on each plate (a great souvenir!). I will recommend a night here to friends who want an off the beaten track experience, absolutely!
優點: We liked how remote it was but also how surprisingly easy it was to get to using the Nohi Shinotaka bus line - the outdoor onsen and the food!