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Town & Village Walk Hida Furukawa Town Walk

Town & Village Walk / Guided Tour
Hida Furukawa Town Walk

WALK IN A TOWN WHERE THE PRESENT ECHOES THE PAST IN THE LIVES OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE

“Anyhow the townscape of Furukawa-cho has admirable elegance and dignity. Because it is not touristy, unvarnished behaviors and face expressions and even personality can be felt.”

In his book, “Kaido wo Yuku (Walking along streets),” that is how renowned Japanese novelist Ryotaro Shiba describes the quiet wonders of Hida Furukawa, in which ancient Muromachi culture is still strongly felt. In this town, called locally, “the back parlor of Hida,” the residents continue on unembellished, their daily lives a proud tribute to a simpler time.

Highlights

Begin your winding journey through Hida Furukawa at the picturesque Setogawa Canal/River, a stretch of aqua beauty where scores of koi can be seen, undulating their golden bodies as if to welcome you into another world. See the Matsuri Hiroba, where the renowned and very unusual Furukawa Festival takes place in spring, and savor the placid white walls of Enkoji temple, the sight of which are sure to calm you during just one of several Hida walks on offer. Please don’t forget to take in the sight of the many “Akiba-sama” (god of fire) statues studded throughout the town. Although they were originally built to ward off the frequent fires of long ago, many local people now still take time to turn and pray to them daily.

HISA: This former New Zealand resident apparently has the ability to stop rain during his tour…too bad it starts again afterwards! A self-proclaimed outdoor person, he enjoys hiking and riding a bike in summer and skiing in winter.

TATSU: In Hida since 2010, his hobby is creating everything! From musician to multitasker, Tatsu has many faces. Other than being a guide, he also manages web direction and PR.

MESSAGE
We can show you things on our tour that you definitely can’t see anywhere else. Look forward it!!

Dates

Period
Jan 20, 2017Dec 29, 2017
Jan 4, 2018Mar 19, 2018
Days Off

Time

Approx. 2h30m

Number of Participants

Max10 people
Min2 people

Meeting Point

SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE Hida Furukawa Desk

8-11 Furukawacho Ninomachi, Hida-shi, Gifu, Japan

Note

SPECIAL OFFER

  • Children 12 and under receive a 50% discount for tours
  • A 1,000 yen discount applies for customers who participate in this tour and one other in a week.

Cancellation

  • Please notify us by 72 hours prior to the tour time if you cancel your tour. You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy if you cancel the tour within 72 hours for any reason. Please see the link below for the detail.
    Cancellation policy

Private Tours

We have private tours available upon request.
* Please note that we have no child rates for private tours.

  • 1 person :  ¥18,000
  • 2 people : ¥9,000
  • 3 people : ¥6,750
  • 4 people or more : ¥5,500