Introduction to ‘Learn by Doing’ Schools
Hida Folk Village ‘Folkcraft Lessons’
An old private house in the Hida Folk Village offers six programs,
including straw crafts, sashiko quilting, printing with vegetable
dye, and sarubobo charms, which have been passed down in the Hida
region since olden times. You can have fun learning these crafts
by direct hands-on experience.
Hida Folk Village
Hida Takayama ‘Memory Revival
highly recommend that you try making your own original souvenirs
and Hida confectionaries with your family and friends. On the roof
of the Memory Revival Hall, you can enjoy a magnificent view of
the Northern Alps.
The instructors are craft masters living in the Hida region. Listening
to their stories on the history and nature of Hida will surely leave
you with some wonderful memories.
Soba Village ‘Soba-making Lessons’
You can try grinding the soba flour
made from buckwheat that takes advantage of the cool, high-altitude
area. The soba is ground with a huge water mill wheel 13 meters
in diameter and a huge millstone 2.2 meters across. You can also
try making soba in a soba class and learn everything there is to
know about soba.
Contact to make inquiries about the aforementioned
lessons: Hida Takayama Tourist Information Office (i-Information
Desk) Tel: 0577-32-5328