Trip with a Rent a Car in Gifu pref: A trip to experience the history and nature of Hida-Takayama

Unesco World Heritage Insta-worthy History Culture Experience Beautiful Scenery
6,325 JPY ~ / person
About 8 hours
Language: English

What we'll do

How would you like to visit Hida and Takayama with their historic scenery and majestic nature?
Shirakawago Village is a community registered as a World Heritage site with structures that have traditional, steep thatched roofs where you can experience the magnificence of nature. Come enjoy the landscape of a World Heritage site that changes from season to season.
In addition, at Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village, you can also experience seasonal events that have been handed down in Hida since ancient times.
Takayama Jinya and Sanmachisuji Street allow you to get a sense of the traces and history of Japan from the old days, and you can enjoy them while the time leisurely passes by. Come here to have an extraordinary experience.

Meeting Place

We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Takayama station Shop.
From JR Takayama Sta., go east for about 50 meters. Hida-Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza 1F.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture


Price per person
6,325 JPY ~ / person
Max participants
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English
Things you need to know before the tour

Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place


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    Shirakawago Village

    In the Shirakawago area, over 100 traditional thatched roof houses of various sizes remain, and even today people live here. The beautiful scenery of the traditional thatched roof village is considered to be one of Japan's most attractive landscapes, and in 1995 it was registered as a Unesco World Heritage site. The "Gassho-zukuri" of the houses is an architectural style unique to Japan in which wooden beams are arranged in the shape of a mountain.

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    Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village

    Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village is an open air museum located in the World Heritage Hida region of Takayama city in Gifu prefecture. This beautiful little picturesque village contains over 30 traditional buildings built during the Edo period (1600-1867) but were moved from their original locations to create the museum in 1971. Reassembled around a lake called Goami Lake and surrounded by the quaint wooded countryside of Hida, you can explore the village and it's many huts and houses and in particular it's Gasshozukuri farmhouses with their distinctive thatched roofs. You can also see demonstrations of local art&craft works, which is another unique look at Japanese cultural arts.

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    Takayama Jinya

    The Takayama Jinya building in Gifu prefecture is a rare example of a surviving Edo-period (1600-1867) government building. The area was controlled by the Tokugawa clan in 1692 and the jinya building functioned as a local office for Edo officials when they came in the Gifu area. The buildings then continued to be used as government building until 1969, when it was officially recognized to be one of Japan’s many National Historical Sites. For travelers visiting Takayama Jinya, the excellent preservation effort that has been put into the buildings will definitely make the trip memorable.

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    Sanmachisuji Street

    In the heart of a Takayama castle town that developed as a merchant town, "Sanmachisuji Street" has become a classic Takayama location. Built in the fashion of a historical village, irrigated water flows under the eaves of the latticed windows, "Sakebayashi" balls made of cedar leaves can be found hanging at sake breweries, and the eaves of townhouse gates and long-established shop curtains are lined up. In town, there are rows of confectionery shops, traditional craft shops, and famous "Mitarashi Dango" shops. For a design aesthetic rarely seen in the modern era, Sanmachisuji Street is a unique location. Fans of history will find much to appreciate from Sanmachisuji Street.

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