Shirakawa-go and Takayama Experience First Snowfall of the Year

December 12 , 2018
This past weekend there was snowfall in various parts of the Hida region (such as Takayama and Shirakawa-go) and even places in southern Gifu like Gifu City are experiencing frigid temperatures.
It feels like winter has finally arrived here in Gifu.

⚠Make sure and take extra precaution when traveling and bring some heavy winter clothes.
⚠If you are driving and are unfamiliar with the roads (or driving in icy conditions), please avoid driving at night or in the early morning.

▷▷▷▷See a live camera of Shirakawa-go here:

▷▷▷▷See road conditions in the Hida City, Takayama, and Gero areas with live cameras placed by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism website (Jpn):

Safe Travels!
Shirakawa-go and Takayama Experience First Snowfall of the Year

Nohi Bus - Winter Okuhida Travel Special

December 7 , 2018
Starting December 1st, get the “Shinhotaka Ropeway Package Ticket” from Nohi Bus for a discounted price starting at 5,250 yen (a total savings of 1,440 yen for adults!). This package ticket includes:

① Unlimited route-bus use from the Takayama Nohi Bus Center to the Shinhotaka Ropeway for 3 days
② Use of the Shinhotaka Ropeway
③ Either a 1,000 yen meal voucher or a dessert/drink voucher at the restaurant of the Alps Kaido Hirayu Bus Terminal in Hirayu Onsen

This discount is made possible with subsidies from the Gifu Prefectural Government in efforts to boost tourism in the Takayama/Okuhida areas, which experienced drastic drops in visitors after the extremely heavy rainfall last July.

You don’t want to miss out on this special discount! Travel and see the majestic Northern Alps while helping out the local economy at the same time.
Nohi Bus - Winter Okuhida Travel Special