WHAT IS HIDA?
"Hida Japanese Language & Culture School" is in Hida region Gifu Prefecture, the middle of Japan.Hida region includes Hida City, Takayama City, Shirakawa Village and Gero City.
Hida region is famous for its historical town, beautiful mountain view and delicious food.
So many tourist visit this area from all over the world.
There is a row of White-walled Storeshouse, and Setogawa Canal in Hida Furukawa. It is a symbols of town. 1,000 colored carp are swimming from spring to autumn in the canal. At the same time, children are playing with a smile in old streets. You can feel the real llife in Hida.
Edo period(1603-1868) houses remain at old town in Takayama. The rich atmosphere of Takayama castle town still lingers, and you can see sake breweries and merchants’ houses with latticed bay windows standing in a row. This district was designated an area of important traditional buildings by the Japanese Government.
Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village) is a Japanese mountain settlement that was once considered a wild and unexplored region. Because of the area’s natural environment, with high mountains and heavy snowfall, interaction with neighboring regions was limited. However, this also created the conditions for the development of unique cultural practices and lifestyles. Now Shirakawa-go is registered as a World Cultural Heritage site.
Gero is famous area for hot spring, considered one of the three most famous hot springs in all of Japan, is particularly famous for the incredibly smooth quality of the water, which makes the skin of those who soak in it just as smooth.
FOOD & DRINK
Hida beef is one of the most famous beef in Japan.The unique quality of Hida beef is its beautiful marble patterned appearance of red and white.You can enjoy the delicious taste by stake , BBQ style , sukiyaki , shabushabu and so on.
Takayama Ramen is a meal that is familiar to the people in the area. It features mild soy sauce-based soup and thin noodles.
Hida is famous as one of the greatest sake-producting locations in Japan. Full scale production began around the 17th century.There are many sake breweries and you can try sake there.