Once its own province, Hida is the northernmost of Gifu’s 5 regions. Located amid the Japanese Alps, it is famous for ski slopes, hot springs, woodwork, and well-preserved historical districts. Hida has long, snowy winters and humid summers, with very brief spring and fall seasons. The first kanji in Hida, 飛, means ‘to fly,’ and 騨 is a ‘dappled gray horse.’ Along with wood carvings, horse figures and statues are common throughout Hida. Food in Hida is also famous, from nationally recognized Hida beef to Takayama Ramen and Hida Soba.
Hida is made up of:
下呂市 げろし Gero City 4 ALTs
高山市 たかやまし Takayama City 1 CIR, 14 ALTs
飛騨市 ひだし Hida City 3 ALTs
白川郷 しらかわご Shirakawa-go 1 ALT