was one of the 68 ancient provinces of Japan
. It was located on the Tōsandō
("Eastern Mountain Road") what is now Gifu
prefecture, and bordered Shinano
to the east, Etchu
to the north, Etchizen
to the west, and Mino
to the south.
The castle town of Hida was Takayama, today famous for its well-preserved Edo era houses and generalized old-timey feel.
In famed woodblock print artist Hiroshige's series on the ancient provinces, Hida was represented by a basket ferry (kago watashi) across a swift-flowing mountain river.