Discover the Japanese Countryside
Winter Tours Hida Folk Village Walk Tour

Winter Tours / Guided Tour
Hida Folk Village Walk Tour

Gassho-style houses in Takayama city

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.

The village is not only about “gassho-style” houses but there are some other unique types of houses to discover the differences.

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!



Jan 15, 2018Mar 15, 2018


Approx. 2h20m


Meet the guide at iCafe Takayama
Take Sarubobo bus at Nohi bus terminal
Arrive at Hida Folk Village
Start the tour
Finish the tour at Hida Falk Village
Take Sarubobo bus to return Takayama station
Arrive at Nohi bus terminal

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Meeting Point


1 Chome-22-2 Shōwamachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken 506-0053



  • 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


  • 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.

Private Tours

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

  • 1 person :  ¥14,800
  • 2 people : ¥7,400
  • 3 people : ¥5,550
  • 4 people or more : ¥4,700