Culture & Local Living | Hida Toyama Ishikawa Tourism Association(Hietsuno)
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HidaCulture & Local Living

Begin with a footbath in a natural hot spring, then experience cooking a traditional lunch! Learn about Hida-Takayama's traditional Takayama Festival, and at night, spend the night in the World Heritage Site, Shirakawa Village, and experience village living.

  • 01Gero Onsen (Gero City)
  • 02Lunch with a Traditional Cultural Experience (Hida City)
  • 03Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan(Takayama City)
  • 04Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Lodgings (Shirakawa Village)
Shin-Takaoka Station
Shinkansen&Train Approx. 10 minutes on the Hokuriku Shinkansen→(*Change trains at Toyama Station)Take the JR Takayama Line to Gero Station, approx. 2 hours (On the limited express train)→Right in front of Gero Station

Gero Onsen (Gero City)


There are 9 footbaths in Gero, of which 7 are free. The “Suhada Bijin(Bare Skin Beauty)Sweets” made with miso are very popular. Why not take a break from your stroll with one of these treats?

Yunoshima, Gero City, Gifu Prefecture, and others
Gero City Tourist Information Center

Train&Taxi Take the JR Takayama Line to Hida Kokufu Station, approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes→Approx. 10 minutes by taxi

Lunch with a Traditional Cultural Experience (Hida City)


At the “Yoshikinosato”, a private home built 140 years ago, rice is cooked in a now rare kamado hearth. This excellent rice, cooked in the traditional method as taught by the local women, can be savored at lunch with top quality Hida beef from the locally famous Furusato butcher shop along with other local dishes.

Tabi Job, Ltd. 145 Ono-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture Tel.: 090-6911-8421 Starting from 6,000 yen per person Reservations (for 2 or more persons) can be made on the Tabi Job website.

Train&Taxi Take the JR Takayama Line to Takayama Station, approx. 15 minutes→Approx. 5 minutes by taxi

Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan(Takayama City)


Three times per year (in March, July and November), the Takayama Festival Float Museum on the grounds of the Sakurayama Hachimangū shrine displays 4 of the 11 floats (nationally-designated Important Cultural Assets) that are actually used in the Takayama Festival (October 9 and 10) on a rotating basis. The display reproduces the festival procession.

Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan 178 Sakuramachi, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture Tel.: 0577-32-5100 - Open every day - Opening hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (March to November), 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (December to February) - Admission fee: 900 yen for general public, 550 yen for high school students, 450 yen for elementary and middle school students

Taxi&Bus Approx. 5 minutes by taxi to Takayama Station→Approx. 50 minutes by express bus

Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Lodgings (Shirakawa Village)

Get a taste of life in the olden days of Japan in a gassho-zukuri guest house! Stay overnight to experience this mountain village at night and in the early morning without the crowds of tourists. Enjoy the Shirakawa-go specialties served at dinner and breakfast.

Shirakawa-go Tourism Association Tel.: 05769-6-1013 - Open every day - Opening hours vary. Please call for details.

Bus Approx. 2 hours by World Heritage Bus
Shin-Takaoka Station

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It takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes from Gero Station to Nagoya Station on the limited express train.
It takes around 1 hour and twenty minutes from Johana Station to the Historic Village of Shirakawa-go on the World Heritage Bus.
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