Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go Late Winter Trip Part 9: Hida Furukawa, a filming location of “Your name /Kimi no na wa”

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go for three days and two nights. This is my second visit to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go since I visited them for the first time in September 2014. In addition, I also went to Hida Furukawa, which is the filming locations of “Your name/Kimi no na wa”, a blockbuster Japanese anime film. In this article, I will write about Hida Furukawa as part of Day 3.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day1: Shinjuku – Takayama – Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go (Evening and night view)
* Day2: Shirakawa-go (Morning walk) 
* Day2: Takayama 1
* Day2: Takayama 2
* Day2: Takayama (Evening and night view)
* Day3: Takayama (Morning market)
* Day3: Hida Furukawa [This article]

[Travel Date]
2016.03.04-06

[Main Part]

This is the final article of a series of Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go trip for three days and two nights. After watching the morning market in Hida Takayama, I expended my trip to Hida Furukawa.

Hida Furukawa Station

It took about 20 minutes by local train from Hida Takayama to Hida Furukawa.

At Hida Furukawa station, “Hidakuro”, a local mascot character of Hida beef, welcomed me.Hida Furukawa Hidakuro1

I found a poster of “Your name/Kimi no na wa”, a major famous Japanese anime film.Hida Furukawa Your name /Kimi no na wa1

View from a bridge across railroad.Hida Furukawa station1

The same cut was used in the film except for that there was a train stopping at the station. I will try to take photos with trains when I return to Tokyo.

I got a map of Hida Furukawa at the station and started to walk around Hida Furukawa.

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum

To begin with, I visited Hida Furukawa Festival Museum.Hida Furukawa Festival Museum1

Furukawa Festival is held on April 19 and 20 every year and was registered as UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List along with Takayama Festival.

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum exhibits festival floats etc. Here are some photos in the museum.Hida Furukawa Festival Museum2

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum3

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum4

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum5

Hida Furukawa Festival Museum6

In addition, there was a 3D movie that introduces Furukawa Festival.

Enkoji Temple

Then, I moved to Enkoji temple.Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple1

Enkoji temple is one of the temples for locations of “Santera Mairi” or “Three Temple Visit”, a local festival in Hida Furukawa (- I will visit the rest of the two temples related to”Santera Mairi” or “Three Temple Visit” later).

Here are some snap photos of Enkoji temple.Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple2

Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple3

Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple4

Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple White Walled Storehouse Street1

Sobasho Nakaya

Now I will have a lunch. I went into “Sobasho Nakaya”, a handmade soba noodle restaurant.Hida Furukawa Sobasho Nakaya1

In the restaurant.Hida Furukawa Sobasho Nakaya2

I ordered “Egoma soba”.Hida Furukawa Sobasho Nakaya Egoma soba

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop

After lunch, I stopped by Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop.Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop1

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop sells local crafts and souvenirs.Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop2

In addition, a panel exhibition of “Your name /Kimi no na wa” was held.Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop Your name /Kimi no na wa1

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop Your name /Kimi no na wa2

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop Your name /Kimi no na wa3

Hida Furukawa Sakura Gift Shop Your name /Kimi no na wa4

Shinshuji Temple

Then, I visited Shinshuji temple.Hida Furukawa Shinshuji Temple1

Along with Enkoji temple I visited earlier, Shinshuji temple is also one of the temples that are the locations of “Santera Mairi” or “Three Temple Visit”.Hida Furukawa Shinshuji Temple2

Hida Furukawa Shinshuji Temple3

Honkoji Temple

The last temple of “Santera Mairi” or “Three Temple Visit” is Honkoji temple.Hida Furukawa Honkoji Temple1

This is the largest wooden architectures in Hida area.Hida Furukawa Honkoji Temple2

Hida Furukawa Honkoji Temple3

Setogawa Canal and White Walled Storehouse Street

Setogawa Canal and White Walled Storehouse Street are the most famous tourists spots in Hida Furukawa.

The White Walled Storehouse Street runs about 500 meters and old houses remain there.Hida Furukawa White Walled Storehouse Street1

Hida Furukawa White Walled Storehouse Street2

Hida Furukawa White Walled Storehouse Street3

Enkoji temple I visited earlier was located around here.Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple White Walled Storehouse Street2

Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple White Walled Storehouse Street3

Hida Furukawa Enkoji Temple White Walled Storehouse Street4

Ichinomachi Coffee

Now I covered all of the places I planed to visit, so I will spend the rest of time at ease.

I took a rest at Ichinomachi Coffee.Hida Furukawa Ichinomachi Coffee1

In the cafe.Hida Furukawa Ichinomachi Coffee2

You can see outside over the lattice window.Hida Furukawa Ichinomachi Coffee3

I ordered a cup of hot chocolate.Hida Furukawa Ichinomachi Coffee4

I liked the atmosphere of the cafe with jazz music, so I additionally ordered a cup of ginger milk.Hida Furukawa Ichinomachi Coffee5

When I returned from the trip, I just found that Hidetoshi Nakata, a former professional football player, recommended this cafe on a magazine.

Hida Furukawa Station

I returned to Hida Furukawa station.Hida Furukawa station2

“Hidakuro”, a local mascot character of Hida beef.Hida Furukawa Hidakuro2

In the waiting room of the station.Hida Furukawa station3

There was a parked train on the platform.Hida Furukawa station4

View from a bridge across railroad.Hida Furukawa Your name /Kimi no na waは

As I mentioned earlier, the same cut was used in the film of “Your name /Kimi no na wa”.

This cut (a taxi in front of Hida Furukawa station) was used in the movie.Hida Furukawa Your name /Kimi no na wa taxi

Return to home

Now the trip was about to be over and I will return to Tokyo.

There was a direct express bus service between Hida Furukawa and Tokyo (Shinjuku), so I used it.""

The bus arrived at Shinjuku on time and here are some photos around Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal.Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal1

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal2

Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal3

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Hida Furukawa, which was a filming location of “Your name /Kimi no na wa”, as part of Day 3.

To summarize the trip to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go, I found both of the places were very attractive. They have different atmospheres depending on seasons, so I believe whenever tourists visit these places, they are satisfied with Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go 🙂

Now a series of the trip to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go (9 articles) is completed. Thank you for reading my blog.

Regarding my next trip, I have already arranged it. I am going to Taiwan (Taipei) from April 27 to 30. Once I return from the trip, I will write new articles, so please check my next article.

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