Hida Regional Tourism Council

You’ll want to stay longer, you’ll long to come back

Excellent Hida Course for Sophisticated Travelers: 2 nights & 3 days(First Night: Takayama; Second Night: Okuhida Onsen-go)

Take a bus and spend quality time in a mountain village and a castle town, and amid the majestic natural environment of Hotaka. Enjoy the excellent Hida course for sophisticated travelers.

To travel to Hida, you can take an express bus from Kanazawa. Strolling around Shirakawa-go, a village where Gassho-style houses remain to this day, you can marvel at the unique atmosphere of this mountain village, inscribed on the World Heritage list. Afterwards, you will travel to Takayama, the “Little Kyoto of Hida,” and stroll around the city, which once thrived as a castle town and commercial town with an atmosphere that harks back to the Edo Period. On the following day, you will travel to Shin-Hotaka to discover further attractive features in the remote depths of Hida. There are many attractive features that will surely satisfy sophisticated travelers, including a ropeway enabling passengers to enjoy a spectacular view of the Northern Alps, and Okuhida Onsen-go, an area interspersed with renowned and secluded hot springs.

Course Information

Morning Market

Morning Market

The morning markets of Hida-Takayama overflow with fresh vegetables, fruits, locally made pickles, miso, and many more delicious foods.
Morning markets are set up in two locations: Jinya-mae Morning Market in the square in front of Takayama Jinya; and Miyagawa Morning Market along the Miyagawa River.

Address Miyagawa Morning Market: Shimo-sanno-machi, Takayama City
Jinya-mae Morning Market: 1-5 Hachiken-machi, Takayama City
URL http://www.asaichi.net/

Takayama Jinya

Takayama Jinya

After Hida was placed under the direct control of Japan’s feudal government in the Edo Period, Takayama Jinya served as the political base of this region. This is the only local government office from the Edo Period whose main structure still survives.

Address 1-5 Hachiken-machi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture
Tel. 0577-32-0643
URL http://kankou.city.takayama.lg.jp/200 0002/2000026/2000203.html

Machiya Cafés

Machiya Cafés

Set up in machiya houses surviving from the olden times, these retro-modern cafés are very popular. While strolling around this area enjoying the atmosphere of bygone times, why not drop in?

World Heritage Property—Shirakawa-go with Gassho-style Houses

World Heritage Property—Shirakawa-go with Gassho-style Houses

At the foot of the sacred Mt. Haku, you can appreciate the seasonal beauty of Shirakawa-go with its Gassho-style houses, whose tradition has been handed down to this day amid a beautiful but harsh natural environment.

Address Ogi-machi, Shirakawa Village, Ono-gun
Tel. 0576-96-1311
URL http://shirakawa-go.org/kankou/

Okuhida Onsen-go

Okuhida Onsen-go

Embraced by the Northern Alps (Hida Mountains), Okuhida Onsen-go features the five secluded hot spring areas of Hirayu, Fukuji, Shin-Hirayu, Tochio and Shin-Hotaka. Enjoy a relaxing time here, escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Address Hot spring areas of Hirayu, Fukuji, Shin-Hirayu, Tochio and Shin-Hotaka
Tel. 0578-89-2614
URL http://www.okuhida.or.jp

Shin-Hotaka Ropeway

Shin-Hotaka Ropeway

This is Japan’s only second-story ropeway, enabling passengers to easily view the majestic mountain scenery above the clouds.

Address 710-58 Kansaka, Okuhida Onsen-go, Takayama City
Tel. 0578-89-2252
URL http://shinhotaka-ropeway.jp