With a culture almost as old as time itself, it should not come as a surprise that Japan has developed a very special culture that is nowhere else to be seen. The Hida area reflects this ancient culture with its traditional cuisines, such as tofu, rice-wine, miso and much more. And not only the local cuisines but also the traditional craftsmanship, most notably woodwork, pottery and textile productions are easily found in this region. Many locals have devoted their time to produce traditional goods using the traditional method which can be seen in the Old Town. Next to smaller items, floats can also be admired for being handcrafted and decorated to the finest details.

Additionally, if you are interested in learning to make this food for yourself, then we also offer cooking classes.