Anime Inspired Tour in Hida

Discover scenic and photogenic Anime locations throughout the Hida Region.

2 days


  • Explore the picturesque old towns of Shirakawa-go and Takayama at your own pace
  • Meet your friendly tour guide in Hida City and explore locations that remind you of the Anime movies
  • Get crafty and creative and design your own accessory or souvenir


The city of Hida is one of the inspirations for the rural setting of the 2016 hit animation movie. See the similarities for yourself by following this anime-inspired pilgrimage through some of these alternative sightseeing spots! Discover the beauty of the Hida Region along the way, and take in the landscapes, cultures and traditions of Japan. 


Tour itinerary

Day 1
Shirakawa-go (AM)

  • Take the highway bus from Kanazawa to get to Shirakawa-go village
  • Take a stroll through the Shirakawa Kaido street, go up to the Tenshukaku Observatory and visit the Wada house

Takayama (PM)

  • Take the highway bus to Takayama
  • Check-in at the hotel and have dinner in the Old Town district

Day 2
Move to Hida City (AM)

  • Take the train to Hida City
  • Meet your tour guide at Hida-Furukawa Station

Hida City (PM)

  • Explore the highlights of Hida City and find some Anime-related locations
  • Weave your own “Kumihimo” bracelet

Important information

Included in price

  • Bus tickets from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-go
  • Bus tickets from Shirakawa-go to Takayama
  • One night In Takayama in a three-star hotel, double room with breakfast
  • English speaking guide on Day 2
  • Reservation for "Kumihimo" experience

Not included

  • Transportation to Kanazawa
  • JR Train ticket from Takayama to Hida
  • Costs for "Kumihimo" experience
  • Taxi ride fee or train fee to "Ochiai bus stop"
  • Transportation from Hida back to Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya
  • Meals other than breakfast

Know before you book

Minimum number of persons required for the tour to run is 2. 
Maximum number of persons per tour is 6. 

  • Cancellation 
    Up to 7 days prior to the day of your trip: no charge
    7 - 5 days prior: 50 % of tour price
    4 -3 days prior: 80% of tour price
    2 days, day prior, on the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Hida-Furukawa Station on Day 2
8 Furukawachō Kanamorichō, Hida, Gifu 509-4225

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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