2-day Exploration of Hida's Hidden Facets
- Suggested Time
- 2 days
- By Foot
Yukata experience and Shirakabe Dozogai Street
The first part of your journey begins with a beautiful kimono experience where the shop’s owner will assist you in selecting the color that best suits you and putting on your yukata. A pair of zori or geta sandals are also supplied. Enjoy strolling around Shirakabe Dozogai Street while wearing the yukata. Be sure to visit some of the best photo spots, such as the Seto Canal to commemorate the moment!
A 4-minute walk from Shirakabe Dozogai Street to Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall (Get directions)
Hida Furukawa Festival Exhibition Hall
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 FabCafe Hida. (Get directions)
Enjoy a brief stop at the neighboring FabCafe for a relaxing teatime experience. The shop uses Japanese spicebush as a main ingredient for a rich, full flavor! The drinks cost around 500 yen. FabCafe Hida is open until 5:00 pm on weekdays and 7:00 pm on weekends. Closed on Wednesdays.
A 1-minute walk from fabCafe Hida to Hida Crafts Museum. (Get directions)
Hida Craft Museum
The Hida Craft Museum is noted for having a high percentage of individuals working in the building from ancient times to the present. While you're visiting the museum, why not try your hand at a coaster-making experience. The opening hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Thursdays and New Year's holidays (from Dec. 28th to January 2nd)
A 1-minute walk from Hida Crafts Museum to Watanabe Sake Brewery. (Get directions)
Watanabe Sake Brewery
Your journey continues with an excursion to Watanabe Sake Brewery that showcases traditional, local sake. Feel the local culture firsthand by tasting Hida's cherished sake!
A 5-minute walk from Watanabe Sake Brewery to Hide Tomoe Hotel. (Get directions)
Hida Tomoe Hotel
Relax with a stay at Hida Tomoe Hotel, which is conveniently located in the heart of Hida Furukawa. Take a deep breath and rest your weary body to get ready for the next exciting day!
A 9-minute walk from Hida Tomoe Hotel to Satoyama Cycling. (Get directions)
Hida cycling and lunch
Kick off your second day with a morning bike ride across the Japanese countryside and feel the breeze on your skin. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to admire the landscape! Bicycle, helmet, rain suit, water refill service, and a local English-speaking guide are available for a fee. Available from March 20 to November 11th for 2022.
A 45-minute walk and train ride from Satoyama Cycling to Takayama. (Get directions)
Highlights of Takayama's Historic District
Head to Takayama Station by train and visit some of the town’s highlights, like the impressive wooden Takayama Jinya, a former administrative headquarter dating from the Edo period.
Enjoy walking around this traditional district full of narrow roads and beautifully preserved buildings.