Furukawa is known as the other old, very traditional town in the Hida region in addition to Takayama. With the stone walls of temples and the great white-walled storehouses in the background, the Seto River is the main highlight of the area. The canals running off the river are home to over 1,000 brilliant carp of many colors, bringing them to life and offering a very different spectacle than Hida's other "Little Kyoto."
Surrounding the river is an old castle town that is very mellow and retains both the feeling and the appearance of old Japan.
The Mishima Candle Shop, which has specialized in traditional Japanese candle-making since the Edo period hundreds of years ago, is one of the many elegant shops that you will find around this town that is perfect for taking a stroll.
Also a must-see during April 19th and 20th of each year is the Furukawa Festival, whose okoshi daiko drum performances will stir your heart and whose festival floats are a feast for your eyes!
- Life & Culture
Ichino-machi, Furukawa-cho, Hida City, Gifu
5-minute walk from JR Hida Furukawa Station on the Takayama Line