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Winter Tours Hida Folk Village Walk Tour

Winter Tours / Guided Tour
Hida Folk Village Walk Tour (Private Only)

Gassho-style houses in Takayama city

**Reservation for winter tours 2019-2020 starts from July 2019**


Although Shirakawa-go is known as an iconic tourist attraction in Hida area, there is a special place where you can explore “gassho-style” houses even in Takayama.

Just 10 minutes drive away from the central city, Hida Folk Village (Hida no Sato) allows you to travel back in time. The small fairy tale-like village is a replication of the traditional and authentic lifestyle of the Hida locals against the disappearance of small villages resulted from the rapid economic growth in the 50s and 60s.

Hida area has been suffered from the harsh weather conditions, yet the locals actually have embraced nature and developed the wisdom to survive in it. By visiting houses in the village, our guide will explain the genuine lifestyle in Hida.

In the winter, the village is beautifully decorated with white snow. The contrast of the white snow and the dark brown of  thatched roofs is simply breathtaking and almost melancholy. You will surely enjoy the scenery despite of the coldness.

As we say “visiting old, learn new”, you may learn potential lifestyle through this tour.

Discover the nostalgic village as if you were living there!

Please send an email to make a reservation!



Jan 18, 2020Mar 15, 2019


Approx. 2h20m

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

5,400JPY/person Inc.Tax **The fee is based on the number of participants

Included in the price
  • Hotel pick up&drop off
  • Trained and experienced guide (in English/Japanese)
  • Small group tour
  • Round-trip ticket of Sarubobo bus
  • Hida folk village admission

Meeting Point

At your hotel


Tour fee **The fee is based on the number of participants 

  • 1 person :  ¥14,700/pp
  • 2 people : ¥7,700/pp
  • 3 people : ¥5,900/pp
  • 4 people or more : ¥5,400/pp

**We may ask for an extra charge depending of the location of your accommodation.



  • If you, unfortunately, cancel the tour, you will not be charged a cancellation fee up to 2 days before the tour date. Please see the link for the detail: Cancellation policy


  • You need to take off your shoes to enter some of the houses in the village.
  • It is very cold during the winter in Hida. Multilayered clothing is recommended.