Highlights of the Hida Region Tour

A scenic 3-day tour from Shirakawago to Hida City via Takayama.

3 days


  • Discover the beautiful towns of Shirakawa-go and Takayama on your own
  • Meet your tour guide in Hida City and stay the night in an old townhouse
  • Experience a unique biking tour in the middle of the mountains


The Hida region in Gifu Prefecture is a popular destination for travelers looking for a mix of traditional culture and natural environment. Follow this scenic route through the region. Combine a trip to Hida-Furukawa with some of the other regional highlights, like
the scenic Shirakawa-go and Takayama.



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
Takayama morning market (AM)

  • Take a walk through the old town of Takayama including the morning market before you take the train to Hida City

Hida City (PM)

  • Meet your tour guide at Hida-Furukawa Station and explore the city
  • Explore the highlights of Hida City and do a bike tour with SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE
  • Stay the night in a unique old townhouse

Day 3
Kamioka City Mountainbiking

  • Meet your local interpreter and take the bus to Kamioka City
  • Enjoy the unique biking experience Gattan-go mountain course
  • Alternatively: Do the Gattan-go City course and take a stroll through Kamioka City (taxi required)

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
  • One night in Hida in an old townhouse (entire house rental), futon beds, with breakfast
  • English speaking guide on Day 2 and Day 3
  • 2.5h cycling tour incl. guide by Satoyama Experience on Day 2
  • Biking experience "Gattan-go Canyon course" including bus shuttle on Day 3
  • Reservation for Watanabe Sake brewery visit

Not included

  • Transportation to Kanazawa
  • JR Train ticket from Takayama to Hida
  • Biking experience Gattan-go Machinaka course on Day 3, without transportation
  • Taxi ride in case optional "Gattan-go Machinaka course" is chosen
  • 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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