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4 Reasons to Visit Hida

Get to know the charms of rural Hida City in northern Gifu prefecture.

The image of Hida's Shirakabe Dozogai, with its white-walled storehouses lining the carp-filled Seto Canal, may be a familiar view to those looking for traces of Edo-period Japan. But Hida offers so much more.

Learn more about why visitors keep coming back to Hida City:

The Taste of Hida
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The Taste of Hida

Hida has plenty to offer when it comes to local cuisine. From the popular Hida beef to regional classics like Houba Miso or locally produced sake or snacks, Hida does not disappoint when it comes to dining.

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Hida Artisan & Crafts
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Hida Artisan & Crafts

Get to know Hida's creative DNA thanks to an artisan culture born of the region's abundance of nature and forested woodland, helping spawn its innovative joinery legacy and Hida no takumi (master craftsmen) reputation that was revered around Japan.

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Hida's Heritage & Traditions
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Hida's Heritage & Traditions

Hida City is renowned for its annual festivals, with this small city punching above its weight when it comes to crowd-pleasing performances, like the fabled Okoshi-Daiko event of the Furukawa Festival every spring.

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Experience Hida’s Scenic Nature
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Experience Hida’s Scenic Nature

Hida City is a quiet picturesque town outside of Takayama City. The people of Hida generally live a simple lifestyle and have fostered a distinct culture different from many parts of Japan.

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Hida Travelogue

Road Trip Through Hida and Beyond

Road Trip Through Hida and Beyond

While the Shinkansen high-speed rail is often viewed as the quintessential Japanese travel method, pairing it with a road trip is the ultimate way to see Japan. There is no better place to do so than the route from Toyama City to Hida-Takayama. Rent a car from Toyama Station and venture south to ...

Lookout Points in Hida and Takayama

Lookout Points in Hida and Takayama

Although Japan is home to roughly 125 million people, you may be surprised to learn that two-thirds of the country is covered in rugged mountains. Here, nature is as diverse as the country’s cuisine and culture. Nowhere is this natural beauty better exemplified than in the Hida region. Reco...