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So Peaceful

You needn’t visit during the festival to appreciate how beautiful this town is. So peaceful, it’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Onyib
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Wonderful!

Hida has joined 8 other villages/towns as the extended Takayama area in order to compete... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Cheryl L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You needn’t visit during the festival to appreciate how beautiful this town is. So peaceful, it’s the perfect place to decompress. After exploring the Alpine Route, making time for this town is a great break from the crowds. You will run into a few tourists...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Hida has joined 8 other villages/towns as the extended Takayama area in order to compete economically with other large, well-known areas of central Japan. As an area which once had the finest carpenters and artists, the shops are fantastic (all those streets lined with canals...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Spent about two hours walking around this quiet and peaceful town with old houses. Lots of shops and restaurants along the streets. Must try Hida beef from those small stores, very yummy and juicy.

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited this place based the tourist office’s advice. So glad we took half day out to visit this township. On the way, we saw few snow covered townships. On arrival, we were met with the quaint old station with an uniquely shaped over head bridge....More

Thank Susie813
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Caught the train from Takayama Y2150 for two return tickets non reserved seating. 15 min trip. Pick up a walking map of the town as you exit the station and you are away! The maps are excellent, explaining all about the town, festivals and sights....More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed April 20, 2018

This beautiful and peaceful small town is just 3 stops on the train line from Takayama. Takes about 20 mins to go there. The people are friendly and welcoming. We rented bicycles from the taxi garage near the train station. Exit the station and turn...More

Thank laurelee36
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

This highlands town has a very friendly atmosphere, one of the most chilled out and relaxed cities n Japan. The walk on the market by the river edge is very nice and there are many local restaurants with a typical Japanese stile, but having integrated...More

1  Thank Diego E
Reviewed February 20, 2018

This was a great place to stay, away from the business of Takayama but close enough to visit. For a small town there are excellent spots to eat and town is picture perfect to me. Walking through the old town unobstructed by crowds was delightful....More

Thank Tash W
Reviewed December 26, 2017

The town of Hida-Furukawa is about a 30-minute train ride from Takayama station via the local train line. Oh, and do note something wonderful: located at the start of the old town is a toilet with HEATED TOILET SEATS. Thank God! During December it's cold...More

1  Thank Shig31
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

4th Saturday in September. If you happen to be in the area - don’t miss this festival. The story is a beautiful maiden who must marry a fox to insure a bountiful harvest. Face painting and masks in the face of a fox. Taiko drumming....More

Thank Eliot L
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