Hida-Furukawa attractions

Historic Site in Hida-Furukawa

Seto-kawa & Shirakabe-dōzō

Five minutes' walk from JR Hida-Furukawa Station, this lovely, historic canal district boasts white-walled shops, storehouses, private homes and carp-filled waterways. Across the canal, Ichino-machi is sprinkled wit…
Buddhist Temple in Hida-Furukawa

Honkō-ji

Originally established in 1532, riverside Honkō-ji is Hida's largest wooden temple. Its gate showcases the fine craftsmanship of Furukawa's carpenters. The current buildings date from 1913, following a fire that des…
Museum in Hida-Furukawa

Takumikan Craft Museum

This museum dedicated to the history of Japanese carpentry and its unique methods is a must for woodworkers and design fans. In a hands-on room, you can try assembling blocks of wood cut into different joint pattern…