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)
Gero Onsen (Gero City)90min
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
Lunch with a Traditional Cultural Experience (Hida City)90min
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.
Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan(Takayama City)60min
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
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.
178 Sakuramachi Parking, 桜町 高山市 岐阜県 日本
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.
（Next Recommended routes is Etchu02.）