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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

Hida no Takumi

Hida no Takumi

Hida Furukawa may have shot to fame in recent years as the alleged inspiration for some scenes in the hit animation “Your Name” (Kimi no Na wa), but it has been renowned for much longer as a center for woodworking and high-quality artisan craftsmanship. Ancient woodcraft heritage ...

Four Ways To Enjoy Local Herbal Cuisine in Hida Furukawa

Four Ways To Enjoy Local Herbal Cuisine in Hida Furukawa

As exciting as it is to take in the unique sights and sounds of Japan, no travel experience is complete without also experiencing local cuisine. Japan is famous for dishes like sushi and noodles, but these are standard culinary affairs, especially around popular travel destinations. Food is perha...