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Practical Information


For the latest information on how the coronavirus (Covid-19 disease) is affecting travel within Japan, please consult the Japan National Travel Organization's advisory page or Japan Travel's coronavirus info. Businesses across Hida City are operating social distancing and additional hygiene measures in accordance with Gifu prefecture's ordinance, so you can travel with confidence and peace of mind.


Hida is a small, rural city where you can find many smaller, independent businesses operating. While some places will accept credit cards, many do not since Japan has traditionally been a cash-oriented society. Try to find out in advance what payment methods are accepted (e.g. if staying at a ryokan) and carry sufficient cash to get through the day.


Service Hida Furukawa Post Office
Access 7 mins walk from Hida Furukawa Station
Address 3-1 Furukawacho Shinsakaemachi, Hida, Gifu 509-4299, Japan


Notes Visa and MasterCard are accepted

Convenience Stores

Service FamilyMart – Hida Furukawa Store 7-Eleven Hida Furukawa Koreshige Store
Access 7 mins walk from Hida Furukawa Station 15 mins walk from Hida Furukawa Station
Address 3-6 Shinsakae-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture 2-2 Koreshige, Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture
Phone 0577-74-2035 0577-73-3500

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available at several places throughout Hida City, including the Hida City Library and many hotels and convenience stores.


Baggage storage can be found at the following locations:

  • Temporary storage at Visitor Information Center (9am–5pm) by Hida-Furukawa Station
  • Coin lockers at Hida-Furukawa Station (400+ yen)

Tourist Information Centers

Hida City is a small town located in the Japanese countryside. The countryside folks may not always be able to speak English, but we will do our best to assist travelers. Please feel free to contact us if you need any assistance.

Machinaka Tourist Information Center

Hours 9am–4pm
Access 5 min walk from Hida Furukawa Station – across the road from the Watanabe Sake Brewery
Address 8-3 Furukawacho Ichinomachi, Hida, Gifu 509-4234, Japan

Visitor Information Center

The Visitor Information Center is located next to Hida Furukawa Station. There are maps and brochures available here. Temporary baggage storage is also available here. Please note English language support is not available.

Hours 9am–4pm
Access 1 min walk from Hida Furukawa Station (next door)
Address 8-32 Kanamori-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture


General Opening Hours

Be aware that many shops may close earlier than expected compared to larger cities, and some may close on specific weekdays — we recommend trying to check in advance before your visit.

Need a guide?

Explore the Hida Regional Guide website to find the right local guide during your trip.