Feast of Hida

Enjoy delicious local dishes beside an irori fireplace!

By Masayoshi Hirose    - 1 min read

I stayed at Shin-Hirayu Hotsprings on October 10 in 2010 to enjoy autumn leaves along Mount Shin-Hotaka Ropeway. However, the weather was not good and I had to give up climbing the mountain. Deep in the mountains of Okuhida, when it's pouring there is nothing to do and nowhere else to go.

But no good comes from crying over bad weather, does it? So, I decided to relax in a soothing outdoor onsen bath at my hotel. After a relaxing bath, a feast of Hida was waiting for me! The dinner consisted of original dishes contrived and cooked by the hotel owner, and they were delicious! Although I couldn't climb the mountain, I enjoyed a blissful time at the hotel in Okuhida!

Travel to Okuhida
1. Shoho-en at Shin-Hirayu Onsen
2. Feast of Hida

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.  

Original by Masayoshi Hirose