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Travelling from Kanayama Station to Okuhida Onsen

21 days ago

Hi,
My family 4 of us will check in to one of the hotel in Okuhida Onsen by middle of March 2020, and I would like to find out is there safe for us to drive to Okuhida Onsengo Hirayu on mid of March? Do I require to rent a car with snow tyre chain?
Okuhida Onsengo Hirayu still having snow fall on March?

83.4 miles
5 replies
Russia
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20 days ago

You can try to found old photo in google maps for some roads (you can select time) .. for example, august of 2012:
https://goo.gl/maps/cKFNU4FRgSziLN4v7
yeah, it's not exaclty march, and year-to-year weather can differs, but it looks like it very far from off-road tyre-chains

Malaysia
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18 days ago

Thank you for your info.

United Kingdom
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20 days ago

https://tenki.jp/past/2019/03/weather/5/24/47617/

The link shows the weather in Takayama in March 2019.
Sorry, it's all in Japanese and most of the days aren't shown the weather, but you can see the temperature and it was snowing at the beginning of Apr 2019.
I think you should get snow chains if you can. They're not only for snow but also icy road.

Malaysia
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18 days ago

Thank you for your advice.

Japan
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11 days ago

You should wear snow tires. Any rental car company in Japan offers cars with snow tires that you can request it upon making your reservation. Drive safe and have a good trip