Hida is located in Gifu Prefecture, almost in the center of the Japanese archipelago.
Here, narrow valleys stretch between countless steep mountains, dotted with villages.
One of the widest basins here is the Takayama Basin. A peculiarity of the climate is the vast difference in temperature between night and day during the winter. With a heavy snowfall, the winter is extremely cold, and at its coldest, temperatures have been known to reach 15 degrees below freezing. On summer days, the dazzling sunlight is often potent, but because the humidity is low, you can savor a sense of refreshment, and nights are so cool that you cannot do without a futon. There are beautiful views of nature everywhere, with mountains in the 3,000-meter class, Norikuradake, Hotakadake, and Yarigatake to the east, Hakusan to the West, and Ontakesan to the south.