Hida Takayama Travel Guide – Shirakawago, Beautiful Views, Onsen, And More!

09.February.2017 | SPOT

Gifu prefecture, located in the Chubu region of Japan, is known for its rich nature and history. The Hida region in northern Gifu is surrounded by the Hida mountain range (also known as the Northern Japanese Alps) and is a popular tourist spot for its beautiful, yet rough scenery.

Takayama city in Gifu prefecture’s Hida region is frequently known as Hida Takayama. Only two and a half hours away from Nagoya, it is a great spot for those who wish to go off the beaten path. Here, you will be able to see historic towns, wonderful natural scenery, hot springs, and the World Heritage site Shirakawago. This area is rightly one of Japan’s most popular tourist destinations.

In the heart of Takayama city, you will be able to see well-preserved castle towns and businesses from the Edo period; the historic town is also referred to as Hida’s Little Kyoto. Recently, it has been widely recognized as ”a town with nostalgic Japanese scenery” and many tourists visit from all over. Why not enjoy venturing through Takayama using this guide as a reference!

 

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