1-Day Herbal Cuisine Trip
- Suggested Time
- 1 day
- By Car
Asagiri no Mori Forest
Hiking through Asagari no Mori Forest to gain a better understanding of Hida's herbal plants, before visiting Busuitei Ohako, a local cafe that specializes in medicinal herb-based dishes.
Explore this forest to the west of central Hida.
An 8-minute walk from Busuitei Ohako to Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall. (Get directions)
Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall
After lunch, make your way to the Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall – a cultural landmark that showcases gorgeous Yatai festival floats and where you can learn about the famous drummers parade.
A 3-minute walk from Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall to Shirakabe Dozogai Street. (Get directions)
Shirakabe Dozogai Street
The Shirakabe Dozogai Street area of Hida Furukawa is renowned for being a charming, ancient canal neighborhood.
A 3-minute walk from Shirakabe Dozogai Street to FabCafe Hida. (Get directions)
FabCafe Hida is a local creative cafe that uses fragrant Japanese Spicebush as a key component in some of their offerings, including teas, cocktails and their hayashi rice dish. There famous canelé also comes in a healthy herbal variety.
A 1-minute walk from FabCafe Hida to Hida Mori no Megumi. (Get directions)
Hida Mori no Megumi
Explore tea samples at Hida Mori no Megumi, as well as a range of spices and tastes, available for tasting (open until 4pm).
A 1-minute walk from Hida Mori no Megumi to Watanabe Sake Brewery. (Get directions)
Watanabe Sake Brewery
Conclude your journey with a visit to Watanabe Sake brewery, which produces local sake that has played an essential part in the daily lives of Hida's residents for over 150 years.