Map of Japanese provinces (1868
) with Hida Province highlighted
Hida Province (飛騨国 or 飛驒国 Hida no kuni) is an old province of Japan in the area of Gifu Prefecture on the island of Honshū. It was sometimes called Hishū (飛州).
View of Hida Province, woodblock print by Hiroshige
Hida bridge, woodblock print by Hokusai
In the late 1580s, Kanamori Nagachika occupied Hida Province. Kanamori's heirs held the province through the Edo Period when it came under direct rule by the Tokugawa shogunate.
In the Meiji period, the provinces of Japan were converted into prefectures. The maps of Japan and Hida Province were reformed in the 1870s.
Shrines and Temples
Hidaichinomiya-Minashi jinja was the chief Shinto shrine (ichinomiya) of Hida.