Traveling to the Central of Japan | Takayama-Hokuriku Area JR Tourist Pass

15 March 2021


Hello Sweeties✨ So happy to be back with another blog post. It's been a long time that I didn't share any itinerary in Japan. Remember what I told you guys before?! I said I wanna travel across all the 47 prefectures in Japan and I did visit to 50% prefectures in Japan, the remains one will be continue after the pandemic is over 😢 

There are few prefecture in central Japan which I visited before and strongly recommend for you guys. I did shared about the Gifu itinerary (click here) and Toyama - Ishikawa - Fukui itinerary (click here) before but it's two completely separated itinerary. Since it's all located at the central region of Japan, today I'm gonna share a sample itinerary that can help you to unlock all these prefectures in ONCE 🤫


*Central Japan recommended route using Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist JR Pass*


Remember I shared the JR pass with you guys before, so for this sample itinerary I will be sharing with you on how you can plan your itinerary by visited all these central prefectures and also fully utilizing your Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist JR Pass. The Central Japan Region is a year-round destination that offers an abundance of nature and delicious food every season. It's so much diff from what we normally experience in Tokyo. I remember I visited to the dinosaur museum before in Fukui, it was such an eye opening experience, the famous production of gold leaf in Kanazawa, Ishikawa prefecture, the Hida Town in Gifu prefecture, and last but not least the famous Shirakawa-go as well. 


I'm so excited to share this new itinerary with you guys so after the pandemic over you can refer to this itinerary, travel and unlock these new prefecture with me too. It's best to travel there in Winter as well since the plan included Shirakawa-go as one of the to-do in this recommended itinerary. It looks extra stunning during the winer but make sure to wrap yourself like a bun! HAAHAHA. 


For this itinerary, we will be mainly focus on using Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass to enjoy 5 days of unlimited rides on JR local and limited express trains, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, and buses within the Central Region. So it's pretty worth to visit via using the pass and can help you to save a lot on the transportation fees. If you need some extra highlight spots within these area, feel free to check out Central Japan Travel Fair official site (click here) too. There are lots of recommendations for restaurants and to-visit spots as well.




#ChanwonTips + TOURIST PASS I USED

Here's some of the travel tips I would love to share with you if you are planning on this trip to the central region of Japan:-

1. *Must-have* Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass高山・北陸地方観光パスについて:
If you’re planning to explore Japan’s Central region, this PASS is must-have item as it's super duper convenient and can help you to save a lot on the transportation costs too. Remember to utilise most of it for 5 consecutive days. For more details about the Pass please check this link: CLICK HERE


2. Remember to Stay at a hotel/ homestay which near the stations so you can leave your luggage there to go sightseeing. Otherwise you can place your luggage at various coin lockers available at stations and popular tourist spot such as place like Shirakawago.

3. If you are planning to visit to Shirakawago, please remember to reserve your seats on bus to & from Shirakawago because the buses are always full.

4. For the Tourist Pass, you can enjoy the reserve seats on Limited Express train for 4 times (except Limited Express Haruka) while for Shinkansen trains, this pass only covers non-reserve seats instead.


I guess that's all about the tips! Are you guys ready now? If yes, let me bring you through a virtual tour to Central region in Japan. Here's the recommended sample itinerary that can help you get the most value out of using your Takayama-Hokuriku Pass.



#5DAY Itinerary Plan

To make your planning easier, here's the summary of the itinerary and highlight of each day on the trip:-


1st Day (Fukui): 
Landed in Kansai Airport - Fukui Station - Yokokan - Garden Dinosaur Museum 

2nd Day (Kanazawa): 
Kanazawa Station - Lunch @Omicho Market - Kenrokuen Garden - Ishiura Shrine - Higashi Chaya District 

3rd Day (Takaoka City - Toyama): 
Takaoka City -  Doraemon Tram - Zuiryuji Temple - 
Handcraft Experience @Nousaku Factory - Doraemon Postbox - Toyama City Toyama City Public Library and Glass Art Museum - Fugan Canal Kansui Park 

4th Day (Gifu Prefecture): 
UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago  & Takayama area

5th Day (Hida, Furukawa):  
Miyagawa market (Morning market) - Hida Furukawa 飛騨古川 - Head back to Osaka for a night & back to Malaysia on the next day


That's all about the itinerary plan of this trip. This cheat sheet are specially created for you and now let me talk more detail, showing you guys some of the must-try and must-visit places within the central region in Japan. You are welcome to plan and adjust according your preference too.


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| #Day 1: Hello Fukui Prefecture

* (1)Fukui Station : 

On the first day, after arriving at Kansai International Airport, just hop on the Haruka Limited Train heading Shin Osaka and transfer to Limited Thunderbird, and it's how the starting of the trip. I'm really excited when I first visit to Fukui because it's so well known for the real dinosaur fossil. The city which hold as Japan's most prominent dinosaur fossil is located at Katsuyama City in Fukui Prefecture and we will be visiting this on the first day of our trip!


Here's one really cool thing you can easily spot it when you walk out from the West Exit in Fukui Station.




No joke, it's not the dinosaur museum, it's just outside of the Fukui Station! lol You can spot a 10-meter model of Fukuititan, one of the dinosaurs found in Fukui. It's super duper huge and a model of the other dinosaur fossils discovered in Fukui, Fukuiraptor and Fukuisaurus, can also be found in Fukui Station. Make sure to take a peek when you’re in the area! 

You can also spot all kind of dinosaur within the station itself. Here's another one!



* (2) Yokokan Garden 養浩館庭園  : 
If you have more time and wish to embrace yourself in a traditional Japanese atmosphere, you can drop by and pay a visit to Yokokan Garden. Yokokan Garden is a Japanese stroll garden located near Fukui Station. If one has some time can have a walk here for a short relaxing. 

Yokokan also known as the Worldwide Famous Japanese Garden. It was used for hosting tea ceremonies and banquets, as well as for the relax in. It's also annually ranks in the Top 10 of Japanese Garden Rankings of the American Journal of Japanese Gardening. Once you dress up with with some nice Kimono costume, you can enjoy taking lots of photos in this beautiful Yokokan Garden. Every corner is so insta-worthy and I took so many photos there.


Princess Chanwon Desu 😆~

* (3) Must-Try: Amida Soba Yubuan あみだそば  

Next, if you are visiting to Fukui prefecture, one of the must try local food will be this Echizen soba. There are not many local restaurants that offers Echizen soba  I'm always a fan of Soba and this is what normally we can't try it in Malaysia. This soba is quite special because it's made using local ingredients and taste different from the usual soba offered in other areas. So remember to look for this and give it a try if you are visiting to Fukui in the future.

Echizen soba

If you are not a fan of Soba, then you can try on the Yakitori (Grilled Chicken Skewers). It's another local food to try for dinner and and it's always the best chilling place to try with a brunch of your travel buddy. I learned it from the locals to eat the yakitori with salt and some best match with soy sauce. You can compare the taste while I prefer with salt more.



* (4) Must-visit: Dinosaur Museum, Fukui 福井県立恐竜博物館 

Now here come to the most exciting part ever. I swear this is one of the highlight of this trip especially on your day 1 itinerary. I think it's pretty cool to bring your male friends or your kids here because many of them are a fan of dinosaur! This museum is located almost 1 hour away from Fukui Station. So you may plan your itinerary to this museum after taking your lunch!

This museum, located in Katsuyama City, is recognized as one of the top dinosaur museums in the world and is the largest of its kind in Japan.  They have 10 real skeletons so come and find which one. Currently, they only let visitors who already reserved a ticket to get in, in order to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. 

On the way to the museum



The real dinosaur fossil

To be honest I'm really shocked when I first visited to this museum. It's so beautiful and even the escalator itself is like a piece of art lol. Look at how perfect it is and we spent like few hours there to explore the whole museum. There are some store selling the cute little dinosaur keychain and souvenirs too. There are some interesting activities here too. So remember to check through google or their official site before you plan your visit here.


DINOCAFE ディノカフェ: If you are hungry, no worries! You can check out the Dinocafe which locate inside the museum too. It offers western style food and for the dessert it's in Japanese style. There are special Dino’s characters placed on the desserts to satisfy the visitors including kids, adults, and Dino’s lovers. 


You prefer western food or Japanese food? :p


* (5)Awara Onsen :

On the same day, after a long walk you must be super duper tired, am I right?! No worries because you have the best travel guide now. If you are here in Fukui before you leave, remember to pay a visit to Awara Onsen. It's the best solution for your tired legs. If you happened to come here you will know how blessed it is to have an experience with onsen just for your tired legs!







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| #Day 2: Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 

The second day is a day for Kanazawa where you can leisurely enjoy the whole city. Kanazawa is an old castle town, well-known for its well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums, magnificent garden and regional handicrafts. Ishikawa capital Kanazawa is also really famous with its gold foil. In Kanazawa you can spot everything with gold foil including ice cream or some special dish that added with gold foil on top of your meal lol.  


Gold foil ice cream 🤩


So on the day 2 itinerary I'm going to bring you through few must-visit sightseeing spot in Kanazawa! Oh yea, just a extra info for you, for all spots in Kanazawa city, it can be reach easily  by local bus and even on foot. So no worries for that, and now.... Let's check out some must-visit places in Kanazawa! Let's us continue our day 2 itinerary!!



* (6)Kanazawa Station, Tsuzumi Gate 金沢市  : 

Once arrived at Kanazawa station, don’t forget to catch a glimpse of the huge Tsuzumi Gate. It's designed to symbolise the drums played in Noh Theater, welcoming us at the station here. It is said to be an unofficial symbol of Kanazawa and famous for being a combination of traditional wooden design and contemporary style. 


Whether to look at it in the daytime or nighttime, it's really beautiful on its own.



* (7)Omicho Market 近江町市場    : 
Next, before we start exploring we must fill in our empty stomach first. So for lunch, we actually rode a bus to the famous Omicho Market near to the station. Omicho Market is Kanazawa's famous fresh food market. During winter season, this market offers lot of local specialties such as snow crab and sweet shrimps. Did you realise that the seafood actually taste better during the winter?!

It's something similar to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, hundreds of stalls and restaurants selling fresh seafood are lined up so you can choose which ones you want to try! Or you can just head over to any restaurant that caught your attention to try on their sashimi or seafood don set. It's super duper yummy! I had one of the best seafood and sashimi during my trip to central Japan few years back.








* (8)Kenrokuen Garden 兼六園   : 
Next thing to do is visit to one of my favourite garden in Japan. We exited the Omicho Market and plan to visit for the Kenrokuen Garden straight after we took our lunch. I visited here during the autumn back then and when I check on the winter view at this garden, I'm stunned! It's super duper beautiful and Let me show you now!

Autumn view 

When it turned winter:-
Look at it and compare the winter view with the rest of seasons. 😱

I love this garden. I remember when I was there in few years back I'm still the short hair chanwon and now look at my hair length lol. I really miss Japan so much T.T 

This garden is so special because it's said to be one of Japan's "Three Great Gardens", so I guess the entry fees 320 yen feels a little cheap lol. The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle and feature a variety of flowering trees of seasonal natural beauty, including the snow-covered landscape with yukizuri (snow hanging), a method of protecting the branches of the pine trees in the garden to prevent them from breaking due to heavy snow.



* (9) Ishiura Shrine (石浦神社)   : 
If you haven been to any Shrine during winter season, then I swear you must make this special shrine as one of your must-check spot. I remember when I took my pre-wedding photo in Japan last year, during winter time, it's really super duper nice. Not sure you but I feel like snowing and winter season make everything look extra stunning and romantic HAHAHAHA! 

Just like this Ishiura Shrine. It's located right nearby the garden. Ishiura Shrine is the oldest shrine in Kanazawa. The place is famous to locals of for having a cute character called "Kima-chan", a white dog. I never visit here before, if I plan to visit to Kanazawa in the future, I will need to check this place out as it's really super cute especially their small omamori. OMG It's polka dot with the white god character charm on it!

Let me show you some of the photo here.



The cute dog appears on many places, from the entrance with row of red torii to the small amulets (omamori) and goshuin that people can collect. So cute right!!!





* (10) Higashi Chaya District ひがし茶屋街   : 
Our next spot in Kanazawa city is the Higashi Chaya District, said to be one of Kanazawa’s largest geisha districts. It also means that it's another insta worthy photo spot. It's like an old street and you can choose to dress up yourself in a colourful kimono outfit, have a little walk around the old Chaya (tea house) and take a photoshoot for your SNS then upload it on your instagram or facebook. I'm sure your friend will be the one admiring your photo! 

Also, like what I mentioned earlier, this is one of some unique places in Japan where you can get to try ice cream with gold leaf. I remember I visited an old Chaya teahouse before and they served lot of yummy dessert here. You can check out my old itinerary post, I showed it there.


I really love the vintage looking house here.

Omg so beautiful during winter too.

In Kanazawa, you will get to find anything in gold lol. 
Including food or even ice cream 🤣

*Extra*   If you are looking for more recommendation like where to dinner or stay, here's some which you can included into your itinerary too:-

  • Kagaya 加賀屋: At Kagaya, a restaurant just nearby Kanazawa station, you can look for the Ozen set with dishes made by seasonal ingredients unique to the local area. A tray with sushi, miso soup and some other traditional dishes were served.  
  • Hotel Wing International Premium Kanazawa Ekimae: If you are looking for some hotel recommendation you may check out Hotel Wing International Premium near Kanazawa Ekimae. It is a fairly new hotel with stylish design.


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| #Day 3: Takaoka City -  Toyama City 

On the next day, the itinerary will be moving to a new city. It's Takaoka City and you can spend a half day in Takaoka City and moving to Toyama in the afternoon. One of the special to-do in Takaoka city is visiting our favourite childhood friend. Guess who it is?!!! Hint hint*


Can you guess it? 
It said “ xxx is at 129.3 centimeter”. How much taller are you comparing to it??  

TAAAA-DAAAAA!

A special edition Doraemon Tram!


Yea you didn't see it wrongly, in Takaoka city, there is one tram car designed with full of characters from Doraemon with a blue theme. You can find it at the Manyosen platform. Even inside the tram, the Doraemon wears mask too. Super adorable omg!



* (11) To Takaoka City  : 

So back to the topic, if you are planning to visit to Takaoka City what you need to do is just, take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Takaoka City (Shin Takaoka station then local bus to Takaoka). Since it's just a half day trip, you are not going to bring along the luggage with you. What I suggest is to left your luggage are at Takaoka station. There are lot of coin locker space for your luggage and then you can enjoy free and easy time without a need to worry about your luggage too.



* (12) Zuiryuji Temple  : 

If you are a fan of cultural treasure then this is one of the must-visit for you. The ZuiryÅ«-ji temple!! The  building was build about 370 years ago and took 20 years to complete the whole temple. Before you visited the Zuiryuji Temple you can also make a stop at Sakashitamachi Station and walk for some minutes, then you will found an enormous statute of Buddha in the middle of residential area. 


Back to the plan, from the Great Buddha, hop on a bus and visit another cultural treasure of Takaoka, the Zuiryuji. It has been designated as a National Treasure and is a must-see attraction during a visit to this pleasant town in the Central region of Japan. The main gate, Buddha hall, and Dharma hall stand in a line, and the temple buildings are laid out symmetrically left and right, interconnected by roofed passageways in a beautiful and powerful sight. 


Ps: You can take your lunch at Yasuragi-an, where they served seasonal dishes. The dishes for February are using fresh vegetables and seafood. 


Zuiryuji Temple during the winter


Zuiryuji Temple during the autumn. Look completely different right?!

What impressed me the most was the construction and the interior of the temple. It constructed skilfully and the whole structure was purely made out of woods with a special method to connect them without the use of a single nail.


* (13) Handcraft Experience @Nousaku Factory, Takaoka City  : 
After a long day of cultural treasure, is time to have some handcraft session. What I recommend you is to go back to Takaoka station and take the World Heritage bus (or if you are in lazy mood, hop on a taxi is another alternative) and head over to Nousaku Factory for a little cultural immersion. Takaoka City is historically known as a center of metal casting, and this industry still thrives in the city today. 

At this Nousaku Factory, you can get to make your very own tin items by joining a workshop at its Nousaku Lab. If you want, you can also take a look at their cute Doraemon collections! It's only available here and I guess this could be one of the best souvenir for your friends too. 

Handcraft workshop maybe?

Look how cute it is!!! OMG Give me that teleport door now!

Doraemon

Also some other cute little things.



* (14) Doraemon Postbox @Takaoka Station :
Right after the workshop @Nousaku Factory, is time to go back to the station as we are planning to visit Toyama next. So while you are located at the first floor of Takaoka station, you will be welcome by a slightly familiar cat again! HAHAHAAHAHH It's the giant copper made Doraemon postbox is considered one of the icons of Takaoka City, which happens to be the birthplace of the manga artist that brought Doraemon to life. 


If you are a fan of Doraemon then don't miss this. Grab lot of postcard back!


Located on the first floor of the Takaoka Station building, letters and postcards dropped in this postbox is stamped with a commemorative Doraemon postmark. Why not send yourself and your friends a postcard to commemorate your visit to Doraemon’s birth town? 

And, that’s the end of our half day exploring at Takaoka City and now we should continue our journey to Toyama!


* Move to Toyama City:  Remember when we first arrived in Takaoka Station, we leave our luggage at the coin locker and now we should all gathered back our luggage from the station and took Shinkansen to move on with our next city, Toyama City. Once arrived, you are recommend to drop off your luggage at the nearby hotel there or else you can leave your luggage at the coin locker at Toyama Station. This trip is included in the pass too.


* (15) Toyama City Public Library and Glass Art Museum :

After saying bye bye to your luggage, is time to take the local tram car again and we will be visiting the most interesting building in Toyama, the Public Library and Glass Art Museum or Toyama Kirari as how locals called. This building is actually a library with permanent and temporary exhibitions offering by the glass museum. One other highlight is its unique interior with spiral-shaped stairwell style design, continuing from second floor to sixth floor.  



* (16) Fugan Canal Kansui Park/ World's Most Beautiful Starbucks :

There is another famous spot you shouldn’t miss in Toyama, the Funal Canal Kansui Park, a waterside park surrounding a canal (just a 9-minute walk from the North Gate of JR Toyama Station). This park can be enjoyed in every season. During winter time, you will get to see the evening illumination of the Fugan Canal Kansui Park and Tenmon-kyo Bridge too.  

So glad that I visited this place before. This Fugan Canal Kansui Park has a special place in the locals heart. It's so well known because it's one of the World's Most Beautiful Starbucks is located here. Yes right opposite the park lol. Unbelievable right?! 

It's so well known because this Starbucks won the best store design award in 2008, and provides a good view during all kind of season especially during Sakura and Autumn period. The seating area is surrounded by massive glass windows on three sides, offering a breathtaking views of Fugan Unga Kansui Park. People often come here just to sit around the window and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Thumbs up for the glass wall because the night and afternoon view is really good! So relaxing and I saw lots of pet owners bring their pet sitting outside of the window talking to their friends.

Fugan Canal Kansui Park

Guess during the sakura season it will looks extra stunning too


Toyama Bay Sushi for dinner!! Once in Toyama, no one can say no to a sushi meal! Fresh seafood from Toyama Bay can be found served everywhere. If you are a fan of fresh and yummy sushi, you can easily spot a belt sushi restaurant inside Toyama station. One of the must-try dishes there is the white shrimp (Shiro-ebi). It's sweeter and much smaller than the normal one. If you are not a fan of sushi, no worries there are lot of restaurant for you in Toyama Station and the nearby.



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| #Day 4:  GIFU Prefecture
Everyday has a new highlight and on Day 4 I'm going to bring you to both of my favourite must- visit place which is Shirakawa-go & Takayama. I guess it's not just mine but everyone to-visit place. You have to come here and witness the beauty of both of these place your own. In the early morning we will be going to Shirakawa-go and in the afternoon we will be heading to Takayama! Let's go💕


* (17) Shirakawa-go : 
From Toyama, what you need to do is just take the Toyama Chitetsu bus or Nohi bus direct to Shirakawa-go Village (included in the Takayama Hokuriku Tourist Pass), which is probably the most popular destination in the Central Japan region. This route is the most preferred access mode to Shirakawa-go and is usually sold out, especially in the winter, so it’s better to reserve your tickets beforehand. Tickets can be exchanged at at Chitetsu Ticket Center right next to Toyama Station.


Shirakawa-go, a must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Gifu Prefecture. It's famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri villages, whose roofs are constructed at a steep angle to allow heavy snow to fall off easily in winter. While mostly known for the snow-covered houses during winter, Shirakawa-go offers wonderful views in every season so make sure to visit this place during different times of the year to feel each season’s unique charm. 

A five-minute shuttle ride for 200 yen (one-way) or a 25-minute walk up the mountain will lead you to an observation deck overlooking the whole area. This is the spot where many famous content creator, blogger got our breathtaking photo of the village.  




My insta-worthy photo here! It's usually crowded with people but I'm glad that I made it here. It' so so so gorgeous and beautiful!



*Extra Tips*   You can put your luggage at the coin lockers or luggage room near Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal. They are located at the back of the room or come to ask the staffs for that. For lunch recommendation you can have your lunch @Irori, the restaurant right at the entrance of the village. They have the best Irori set with Hida Beef grilling with Hoba Miso. The set also comes with Grilled Yam topped with a raw egg. 



* (18) Takayama Historical District  : 
In the afternoon, it's time to say bye-bye to Shirakawa-go and we then head over to Takayama via Nohi bus. Right after arrived in Takayama, it's best to store the luggage inside the coin locker then only start to explore this little town and have a walk to Takayama Old town.

Hello Takayama!


Located near the Miyagawa River, the old town of preserved and restored buildings remained from the Edo period lets you soak in a historic atmosphere. If you are a fan of local food, then remember to try on the famous Hida Beef Nigiri or Hida beef skewers. Takayama Old Town is the most picturesque district in Takayama. All of the streets are beautifully lined up with centuries old traditional Japanese houses at both sides and among all my favourite will be the Takayama Old Town, which holds the aura of Kyoto Old Town! It's why we called it the “Little Kyoto”. 




*Extra Tips* For unique experience and stay
If you aren't tired and still looking to have some unique experience in Takayama, here's some of the suggestion for you:-
  • Dekonaruzaでこなる座 : For those who wanted to have a unique experience, you can drop by and visit this small theater. They gather local performers and create outstanding traditional Japanese performance with taiko drum, Shinobue, and shamisen with Japanese dance, lion dance, and sword dance. Guests can also participate in some parts of the show too! 

In Takayama, stay at a hotel near the station is advised. There are some very nice one to choose. Also, luggage can be stored at coin lockers available both at Takayama Station or Nohi Bus Center nearby. Please take care and make sure you not to carry your luggage and walk around Takayama. It will be really troublesome to carry your luggage with you during the winter time.


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| #Day 5: Hida, Furukawa

* (19) Miyagawa market (Morning market) 朝市  : 

This is the last day and I guess it's best to wake up a little earlier than usual to visit the nearby Miyagawa market – one of the three majors morning markets in Japan, selling everything from flowers to pickles to fresh produce. It takes place beside Miyagawa River in the old town. On the river side, there are around 50 open-air stalls stretching about 400 metres, from Kaji bridge to Yayoi bridge – a scenic spot for some pictures.











* (20) Hida Furukaw飛騨古川 : 

After enjoying the market, it's time take another train to my favourite Hida Furukawa station. If you read my Gifu adventure on finding 'Your Name' Movie Real Life locations in Japan (Click here to read) then you will know the reason why everyone are really looking forward to pay a visit to this wonderful Hida Town.


From “Your Name” movie, at 47m28s

Don't be surprise! There is even a time table for you to catch the real life scene of the train stopping at Hida Station. I attached it for your reference and the photo above are taken by me when I first visit to Hida town. I remember standing there for such a long time just to capture this and share it across my blog and instagram! Missing those day when we can travel freely.

The time table of the train. (It might be changed in the future so need to double check before going)





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| #Day 5:  Late Afternoon - Head Back to Osaka

After talking a walk and have lunch in Hida town, it's time to head back again to Osaka. Since there are no train straight go back to Osaka from Hida Furukawa, you can plan on your own. 

Alternatively, you can take 2 different train from Hida back to Takayama, then Hokuriku Railroad Highway bus heading back to Kanazawa City. In Kanazawa, you can stop for a dessert treat at Fumuroya Café, a speciaty café serving local desserts with made of namafu (rice cake-like pieces of wheat gluten).   

This might look like donuts but they are actually Kuruma-fu, a traditional fu which has been handed down through the ages in Kanazawa, made by gluten.  

After the dessert treat, you may take Thunderbird train head back to Osaka for a night and back to Malaysia on the next day!


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| #5 DAY ITINERARY DONE!

I'm done by sharing with you this sample itinerary on how to travel within Central Region in Japan by using the Takayama-Hokuriku Area Tourist Pass. It's super duper easy and you can also plan according your preference. I hope this itinerary helps you on planning your winter trip to the central region in Japan and with the pass, it really helps to save a lot especially traveling from Osaka prefecture to the rest of the central region prefecture.


So happy to share this with you and hopefully after the pandemic over, we can finally travel without worries and can continue to unlock the new prefectures in Japan too. I want to have my honeymoon in Japan and dip myself into the hot spring onsen! There are so many plan in my brain and we shall wait the day to come! Have a nice day and see you guys again on my next post.


That's all for now. Love. xoxo.




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