Sample Itineraries

Enjoying the Winter in Osaka, Kyoto, and Gifu (5 days)

From the lively city of Osaka to the quieter, old capital of Kyoto, and finally on to the heart of snow country in Gifu! This course abounds with pleasures unique to the winter season.

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The center of politics in the Hida region during the Edo period remains preserved to this day

morning market

"Jinya" is the collective name of government office buildings including administrative offices, offcials' living quarters, warehouses, etc. The Takayama Historical Government House (or the Takayama Jinya) is the only remaining facility of its kind in all of Japan.

The morning market in front of the Takayama Historical Government House is usually filled with around 50 different stalls and stands, in which you'll find a variety of produce as well as local crafts.

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Name Takayama Historical Government House
Address 1-5 Hachiken-machi, Takayama City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0577-32-0643 (Takayama Jinya Management Office)
Business Hours From March to October (not including August): 8:45am - 5:00pm
During August: 8:45am - 6:00pm
From November to February: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Days Closed for Business December 29, 31, January 1
Price 420 yen (High school students and younger enter for free)
Access 10-minute walk from JR Takayama Station

Numerous ski slopes with fine, powdery snow perfect for skiing and other snow-related activities!

Hirugano Highlands Ski Resort

Both Takayama City and Gujo City, with their mountainous terrain, boast ski resorts with powdery snow perfect for really taking advantage of the winter weather and enjoying skiing, snowboarding, etc. From the end of December to the end of March, ski resorts are open to the public!

The Hirugano Highlands Ski Resort in Gujo City, in particular, offers many activities such as snow rafting, sledding, and so on, and is a place where everyone from adults to kids can enjoy themselves. Gujo has many ski resorts, some of which are fit to handle foreign languages and foreign customers.

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Name Hirugano Highlands Ski Resort
Address 4670-55 Hirugano, Takasu-cho, Gujo City, Gifu
Telephone Number 0575-73-2311 (Hirugano Highlands Ski Resort)
Business Hours Mondays to Fridays: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Access 5-minute drive from the Hirugano Kogen Rest Area Exit off of the Tohoku Hokuriku Expressway

Stay at Nagaragawa Hot Spring