3-Day Regional Highlights of Hida
- Suggested Time
- 3 days
- By Bus
Day 1: Shirakawa-go (AM)
Discover traditional thatched roof houses at this UNESCO site to the west of Hida City. This culture property features several villages in the Shogawa River Valley area in the remote regions of Gifu and Toyama prefectures. The Ogimachi area is considered the largest village in Shirakawa-go.
Walk up to this high viewpoint offering clear views over the Shirakawa-go valley and its beautiful rural landscape.
This is the main street within Shirakawa-go's Ogimachi Village area. You can find many souvenir shops here, as well as the Shirakawago-no-yu hot...
Nohi Bus operates several bus routes that connect Shirakawa-go with Takayama. The ride lasts 50 min and costs 2,400 yen one-way. (Get directions)
Day 1: Takayama (PM)
Explore the beautiful old town district of Gifu's Takayama which features a number of preserved streets and buildings dating as far back as the Edo Period.
Enjoy walking around this traditional district full of narrow roads and beautifully preserved buildings.
15 minute train ride along the JR Hida/Takayama line (Get directions)
Day 2: Hida
If staying in Takayama, don't miss the opportunity to see the local Miyagawa Morning Market before catching the train a few stops to Hida. Once you're here, explore the Hida-Furukawa old town by foot, taking the temples, shrines and local sake breweries.
This morning market, or asaichi, is held daily alongside the Miyagawa River (near old town) from 8am. Expect to see a range of local crafts and fresh...
30 minute by car or taxi from the Hida-Furukawa area to Kamioka. (Get directions)
Day 3: Hida's Kamioka Area
Get to know another side of Hida with a trip to Kamioka. From hilltop history and views at the Kamioka Castle site, or learn about neutrinos at the Kamioka Lab experience.