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1-Day in Hida Furukawa

1-Day in Hida Furukawa

Get to know the beauty and charm of Hida City with this one day recommended itinerary. Experience local crafting and more with this walking tour around the Hida Furukawa area.

Route Overview

Suggested Time
1 day
Transport
By Foot

1. Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall

1. Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall

At this museum in central Hida Furukawa, learn about Hida's most famous festival, enjoy a 4K video presentation and interact with some of the hands-on experiences.

Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall

Furukawa Festival is a registered UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage thanks to its spectacular floats and drums that go on parade during the festival.  For...

4 minute walk south across Festival Square (Get directions)

2. Town Walk

2. Town Walk

Stroll around and soak up the old town atmosphere. From the white-walled storehouses lining the Seto Canal at Shirakabe Dozogai Street, or the many small, traditional shops lining the streets — like Mishima's Japanese Candleshop. Open yourself to serendipity and see what charming discoveries await.

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...

Mishima Japanese Candleshop

The Mishima Japanese Candleshop has been in business for over 240 years and is run by its current seventh-generation owner, Junji Mishima, who runs it...

1 minute walk south of the Shirakabe Dozogai area — it's the next street. (Get directions)

3. Watanabe Sake Brewery

3. Watanabe Sake Brewery

Get to know one of Hida's most beloved sake producers — either drop by the shop, or you can enjoy a free sake tour lasting about 30 minutes which ends with a tasting (advance booking required)

Watanabe Sake Brewery

Surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges and blessed with a supply of some of the purest water in Japan, Watanabe Sake Brewery (established in 1870) is...

2 minute walk (Get directions)

4. FabCafe Hida

4. FabCafe Hida

Try your hand at local crafts by joining a workshop at Hida's FabCafe. Try from a range of items like Japanese stamp, chopsticks or a photo block which can be UV-printed with a favorite photo.

FabCafe Hida

The FabCafe digital creative cafe concept first arrived back in 2012 when its inaugural branch opened in Tokyo’s Shibuya. It revolutionised what to...

3 minute walk to the Satoyama Experience office, where tours depart (Get directions)

5. Satoyama Experience Cycling

5. Satoyama Experience Cycling

If the sun is out, why not consider a cycling tour of the Hida Furakawa area with the chance to get outside the city center and discover local villages and rice fields. More info

2 minute walk south along Ninomachi Street to reach Inohiro's. (Get directions)

6. Inohiro Confectionery Store

6. Inohiro Confectionery Store

At the end of the day, drop by here to taste the famous Miso wheat crackers on offer.

Inohiro Confectionery Store

Inohiro, established in 1908, is known for its Miso wheat crackers (Miso Senbei) baked in a traditional style that is largely unchanged since its inception.  The...

2 minute walk south along Ninomachi Street to reach Hidamori no Megumi (Get directions)

6. Hidamori no Megumi

6. Hidamori no Megumi

Try tea ceremony at this unique herbal store.

Hida Mori no Megumi

Hida Furukawa has a long-standing reputation as a hub for medicinal herbs. Perhaps it's the fact that the Hida area is surrounded by mountains and...

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