Hida Furukawa Old Town
Hida Furukawa Old Town
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ZenDark30
Portland, OR4,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
We’ll known for its signature architecture designs, such as the carved and painted eaves, bay windows, and more.

This town is enjoyable to stroll through. Quiet most of the year, except during the town’s major festivals in January and April.
Written 14 November 2023
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paddlepop p
Singapore52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The area has been beautifully preserved to this day, there are many carp swimming in the canal. However, the place is very quiet, there's nothing much around. We didn't see any shop opened for business. It seems like we are the only group of tourist in the area.

We visited Chiyonomatsubara Park - lack of maintenance.
Apart from the Shirakabe Dozogai Street, Imamiya Bridge is another place for photo taking, and that's all.
Written 13 November 2023
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Roxtor
Nova Scotia, Canada562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Hida is a quiet little town with a lot to offer a visitor. We came here to stay at a very nice ryokan in town and to explore the local area. Hida has old Japan charm with its narrow streets and temples. its not overrun with tourists like its bigger neighbor so you can stroll around, have coffee, see shrines, the carp filled canals, visit the sake brewery and the candle shop, and perhaps have a pleasant unhurried lunch. Hida is famous, among other things, for its fine beef, which we had several times during our stay. The train staton is conveniently located so its very easy to travel around the area that way. We visited nearby Takayama twice, a bigger busier, more touristy town, by taking the short train ride from Hida. It was always nice to return to the peacefulness of Hida and our comfortable ryokan for a bath and relaxing dinner. Even if you stay elsewhere maybe plan a couple of hours here to look around.
Written 11 September 2023
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Diego Hurwitz
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a gem in the Hida area. This little town is like a mini Takayama but without the huge amounts of tourist walking around the whole historical area. This place is very peaceful and really worth a visit for at least a day or so. Great temples, little streets and lovely places to have a meal. Worth it big time.
Written 4 May 2020
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Arotake
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK819 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nice to get the feel for old Japan in a light, buzzy but relaxed area. Jsut wander up and down the various streets and alleys.
Written 7 January 2020
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Sparking G
Singapore, Singapore202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We wanted to see carps swimming in the canal and therefore took a short train ride from Takayama to Hida Furukawa. It was a Sunday and when we arrived at about 10:30 am, we felt as though we had the town to ourselves. We took a local map from the TIC next to the train station and made our way to the canal. No carps in sight but a sign that said the carps were relocated to a pond during winter and would be back in April. Aw.. nevertheless, we enjoyed walking around the charming town and saw several tourists. Some shops were opened but some closed. Thankfully there were eateries that were open. We took a train back to Takayama after 3:30. Do check for the timing of the train upon arrival so that you can plan how much time to spend in the town. The trains are not frequent.
Written 31 December 2019
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LOTRing
Singapore461 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We watched the animation "your name" before our trip to make this visit more interesting. We arrived on a weekday at about 1+pm. The town was quiet. The restaurants were all closed. There wasn't a single tourists around. Since we were famished, we had to ask a convenient store staff for directions to some hot food. They were friendly and pointed to 3 blocks down. Overall, a very quiet town. Nothing like Takayama. Seto canal is an interesting highlight though.
Written 1 December 2019
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Spertronic
Denver, CO122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Hida Furukawa is a charming town with 2 sake breweries and many small shops. We also ate a delicious lunch while in town. There are carp to feed and many lovely old buildings to see. My wife and I stayed in Hida for three days while on our two week trip to Japan. It was some of our favorite time. The area has a local bus that makes travel easy. also there is a taxi company near the train station that will rent you bikes for the day.
Written 24 November 2019
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HENK V
St Leonards, Australia211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
The town is compact and easy to get around. Much smaller than Takayama but on a smaller and easier to access scale. Less tourists but you won't miss a typical village building of this area and less tourist shops. Great restaurants, we highly recommend Sen, which is both Teppan and Sushi bar, family run. Picturesque scenery surrounds and with nearby waterfalls and hotbaths
Written 3 October 2019
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Zitatravel
London, UK817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
What a lovely quiet un-discovered Japanese town. A smaller Takayama with no tourists. Gorgeous large shrines , beautiful old Japanese streets and some great restaurants.We took a 15 train from Takayama covered by your JR passes to this town and spent the day wandering around pretty much by ourselves. It has the same old houses like Takayama and the gorgeous Setogawa Canal and stonehouse street which is very pretty. There is a tourist shop and some great small shops selling wood wear. We had a great lunch and then caught the rain back to Takayama. Honestly this is such a great little town that I was shocked that their were so few tourists there.

The centre and beautiful streets are about a ten minute walk from station. We were wandering around and a really kind gentleman walked us to the starting point. Grab a map at the train station.
Written 10 August 2019
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