Map of Japanese provinces (1868) with Hida Province highlighted
Hida Province ( 飛騨国 Hida no kuni) is an [1 ] old province located in the norther part of Gifu Prefecture. It was sometimes called [2 ] Hishū (. The province was in the 飛州) Tōsandō area of central Honshu.
History [ edit ]
Hida Province's castle town was
Takayama. Hida had extensive forests and was a major source of timber and metals for other provinces. River traffic from Hida down to Mino and Owari Provinces was heavy.
Kanamori Nagachika, one of Oda Nobunaga's and later Toyotomi Hideyoshi's generals, was sent to occupy Hida Province and became its lord. He fought on the side of Tokugawa Ieyasu at the Battle of Sekigahara and his heirs held the province through the Edo Period.
Historical districts [ edit ]
Currently, the entire area of the former Hida Province consists of the cities of
Gero, Hida and Takayama; and the village of Shirakawa, Ōno District.
References [ edit ]
Other websites [ edit ]
Media related to Hida Province at Wikimedia Commons