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A nice walk

To see and appreciate some remnants... An old town preserved dating from 1600. You can enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Jesile S
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Pasay, Philippines
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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 30 June 2018
Onyib
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Reviewed 5 August 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

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Reviewed 30 June 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

Thank Onyib
Reviewed 1 June 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 30 May 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 22 May 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 10 May 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 20 April 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 6 March 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 DiegoE411
Reviewed 21 February 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 26 December 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
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