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The Beautiful Snowscapes of Hida Takayama

This video, titled "Snowscapes of Hida Takayama in Winter|Winter HidaTakayama|Snowscape Report - Discover Nippon" (冬の飛騨高山の雪景色 Winter HIdaTakayama  雪見便り・ディスカバーニッポン), was uploaded by "Discover Nippon."
It introduces the beautiful snowscapes of Hida Takayama, Gifu, in Japan's Tokai region.

As you can see in the video, Hida Takayama is a village in Gifu Prefecture covered with thick snow in winter due to its high altitude.
There are many beautiful sightseeing spots in the Hida Takayama area that we recommend visiting during the snowy season.

Hida Takayama, Gifu - A Town With Beautiful Scenery

Image of Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Photo:Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

There are castle towns and merchant houses in Hida Takayama and it is known as the "Little Kyoto of Hida."

Clear water flows under the eaves of a row of latticed windows, and at the entrance to a sake brewery, a ball of cedar leaves called "sakebayashi" or "sugitama" is hung to signal that a new sake has been brewed.
We recommend looking around Nakabashi "Sanmachi Dori" where an old townscape remains, and viewing the historical buildings, such as Takayama Jinya.

From 0:33 in the video, you can see the snowy streets of Hida Takayama, Gifu and their rich historical atmosphere.

Recommended Sightseeing Spots in Hida Takayama, Gifu

Image of Shirakawa-go in winter, Gifu Prefecture
Photo:Shirakawa-go in winter, Gifu Prefecture

Shirakawa-go is registered as a World Heritage Site and is famous for its Gassho-zukuri architecture.
It is especially famous for its snowscapes, so definitely consider checking it out during winter.

Hida Folk Village and Mukashi-banashi-no-sato are great for sightseeing as well.
You can see Japanese scenery by going to Honkoji Temple and Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.
By going to Kita Alps Ohashi Bridge and Hirayu Falls (平湯大滝, Hirayu Ootaki), you can enjoy the natural scenery of the area.
During the winter months, you can enjoy an elegant time touring the city center by rickshaw, which can be seen from 1:00 in the video.
In the evening, stay at a nice hot spring hotel and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

Visit a Historical Festival in Hida Takayama, Gifu!

Image of Takayama Festival, Gifu Prefecture
Photo:Takayama Festival, Gifu

The Takayama Festival is a historical festival that represents Hida Takayama. You can also see gorgeous floats at the Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Hida Takayama's Hina Festival features beautiful hina dolls and is one of the most popular events in the area.

Enjoy the Delicious Local Food of Hida Takayama, Gifu!

Image of hoba-miso

Hida Takayama is famous for hoba-miso, a local specialty of the area.
It's a simple grilled dish, made with homemade miso paste and mixed with spices and wild vegetables.
We recommend eating lunch while taking in the snowy, historical atmosphere of Hida Takayama.
If you're looking for some fresh, seasonal foods, be sure to check out Miyagawa Asaichi, one of the three major morning markets in Japan.
The delicious local sake is popular as a souvenir.

Summary of Hida Takayama, Gifu

Image of Merchant Houses in Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Photo:Merchant Houses in Hida Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

In the snowy Hida Takayama, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery created by the seasons of Japan.

In the video, you can see beautiful scenery of the old Japanese townscape dyed white.

If this video has you interested in Hida Takayama, we highly recommend visiting to see the actual scenery in person.

【Official Website】Hida Takayama Tourism Official Website


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Last Updated : Jan. 7, 2023
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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