1-Day Anime Tour of Hida
- Suggested Time
- 1 day
- By Foot
1. Hida-Furukawa Station
The station will be instantly recognisable to fans of the movie. From the bus rotary outside the ticket office, or the view over the train tracks from the nearby footbridge, take some time to get your bearings when arriving in Hida.
The station will be instantly recognisable to fans of the movie. From the bus rotary outside the ticket office, or the view over the train tracks from...
Ten minute walk north of Hida-Furukawa Station (Get directions)
2. Keta Wakamiya Shrine
One of Gifu's most celebrated shrines is the majestic Keta Wakamiya Shrine which is also known as Sugimoto-sama to locals. You may recognise several parts of the shrine from a certain anime movie.
One of Gifu's most celebrated shrines is the majestic Keta Wakamiya Shrine which is also known as Sugimoto-sama to locals. Keta Wakamiya Shrine...
20 minutes walk from the shrine back in the direction of the station — the library is a few blocks to the north-west of Hida-Furukawa Station. (Get directions)
3. Hida Library
Peruse this public library, connect to the Free Wi-Fi, and try to discover which areas may have inspired key scenes from anime movies.
Hida City Library is a public library in central Hida Furukawa, not far from the train station. The multi-story facility is free to enter and provi...
3 minute walk to the south (Get directions)
4. Obora Dye & Fabrics
Here you can not only make handmade braided cords just like they were seen in the anime, but also change into an authentic kimono.
Textiles and dyeing play a critical role in the culture and history of Hida and Gifu Prefecture as a whole. A centuries-old craft, the locals here are...
4 minutes south towards the Seto Canal (Get directions)
5. Shirakabe Dozogai Street
This idyllic scene is the perfect place to make the most of your kimono attire while discovering the neighborhood.
Hida Furukawa's Shirakabe Dozogai Street is a charming and non-commercial heritage site which reflects, perfectly, the culture and history of the...
4 minutes south of Shirakabe Dozogai (Get directions)
6. Shinshuji & Sakura Gift Shop
This little area houses several discoveries including the riverside Shinshuji—admire the view from the vermillion red Imamiya Bridge—before dropping by Sakura gift shop, another place that offers a braiding experience.
The temple sits along the Araki River in Furukawacho Sannomachi and is a short 10-minute walk from Hida-Furukawa Station. The muted wooden tones of the...
Located in the Sannomachi area, the Sakura gift shop offers a variety of popular souvenirs that are perfect to take home, including local crafts, snacks...
For this last stop, you'll want to take the train from Hida-Furukawa Station north and alight at Tsunogawa Station (14 min, 3 stops) before crossing the river to find the bus stop. (Get directions)
7. Ochiai Bus Stop
This iconic location is a little remote, but worth getting to for those looking for the perfect photo.
As bus stops in Japan go, this might be one of the more famous ones. Looking like something from a Ghibli film, this bus stop beside the Miyagawa R...
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