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1-Day Anime Tour of Hida

1-Day Anime Tour of Hida

The city of Hida is widely regarded to be one of the inspirations for the rural setting seen in the 2016 anime movie, ‘Your Name’ (君の名は。, Kimi no Na wa). See the similarities for yourself by following this anime-inspired journey through some of these unique Hida sightseeing spots!

Route Overview

Suggested Time
1 day
Transport
By Foot

1. Hida-Furukawa Station

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.

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...

Ten minute walk north of Hida-Furukawa Station (Get directions)

2. Keta Wakamiya Shrine

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.

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. 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

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

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

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.

Ohbora Kimono Shop

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

5. Shirakabe Dozogai Street

This idyllic scene is the perfect place to make the most of your kimono attire while discovering the neighborhood.

Shirakabe Dozogai Street

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

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.

Shinshuji Temple

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...

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop

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

7. Ochiai Bus Stop

This iconic location is a little remote, but worth getting to for those looking for the perfect photo.

Miyagawa Ochiai Bus Stop

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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