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Furukawacho, Hida, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's small town close to takayam 30 minutes by train and about 45 minutes by bus. I can take a picture without other people in my frame which I can't do this in takayama. I met homemade udon restaurant that pretty yummy 😋

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank suttalert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for 4 hours on our way from Takayama to Kanazawa. I wish we had stayed here instead of Takayama, actually, but we did have a really nice place there (Teriyaki Hotel) and when we were looking in Hida Furukawa about a month...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bella S
Reviewed January 23, 2019

An easy 15 minute train ride from Takayama and I think is included in a Japan Rail Pass. Just wander the streets and appreciate the historic artisan's houses. Or stroll along the canal looking at the huge mainly golden carp. Many of the houses and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helen B
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Excepting two days in the year, the Matsuri Furukawa and Santera Mairi, HidaFurukawa is a respite from increasingly busy Takayama. The city still has a laid back ancient feel to it, and the old part of town with the Seto Canal is beautiful in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

If you want to experience towns in Japan then this is one of the must go place. It’s an old town and is scandal which flows through city and you will find many fishes in that. There are many places from where you could buy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank VikazSingh
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

To see and appreciate some remnants... An old town preserved dating from 1600. You can enjoy the Miyagawa morning market along tMiyagawa river where they sell fresh fruits and vegetables and some local dishes. There's so much in this area. You will see the Betsuin...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Jesile S
Reviewed June 30, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Onyib
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AliceChui
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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