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  • Takayama's Historic Sannomachi

    The historic center of Takayama, known as 'Sannomachi', is famous for its preservation of Edo period streetscapes

  • Takayama Festival

    Takayama is alive with Japanese tradition including its 'matsuri' (festival) which features stunning gilded floats

  • Takayama Hida-no-sato

    Takayama is the gateway to visiting traditional 'gassho' houses which define the region

  • Shin Hotaka Ropeway

    The distinctive double decker ropeway elevates its passengers to an altitude of 2200 meters where they cherish the spectacular mountain views

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Takayama

Located deep within the mountains of central Japan, Takayama is famous for the excellent preservation and charm of its Edo period historical center - the 'Sannomachi'. The distinctive black facades of buildings that line the narrow streets are full of fascinating museums, craft shops, restaurants, gourmet food and drink, and other attractions that make this town a must see while in Japan. Takayama is equally well-known for its biannual matsuri (festival) during which the town's intricately crafted, gilded floats are paraded and displayed. It's a stunning display of Takayama's history and the beauty and skill of Japanese craftsmanship. The festival is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Japan and held twice yearly, in spring and in autumn.For the meat lovers, Takayama will delight you with its famous Hida beef, regarded as some of the best beef in Japan and the entire world! There are numerous restaurants dedicated to Hida beef (and to expanding your waist line), so make sure you indulge while in town!

GENERAL INFORMATION

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  • 25 Things To Do In & Around Takayama

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TOURS

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HOTELS

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  • Okuhida Onsen Area

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ACTIVITY

  • Takayama Historic Old Town

    Located deep within the mountains of Centr…
  • Shirakawa-go & Gokayama

    Located one hour from Takayama, Ogimachi i…
  • Shinhotaka Ropeway

    Ascending high into the Chubu Sangaku Nati…
  • Takayama Jinya

    During the Edo Period (1603-1868), the Tak…
  • Matsuri no Mori (Festival Forest) Museum

    The Matsuri no Mori – or ‘Festival Forest’…
  • Takayama Morning Markets

    The Takayama Morning Markets – ‘asa-ichi’ …
  • Hida-Furukawa

      Only a 15-minute train ride from Ta…
  • Gero Onsen

    Gero Onsen is a popular hot spring located…
  • Gujo Hachiman

    Gujo Hachiman is a historic castle town se…
  • Okuhida Onsen

    The hot spring area referred to as Okuhida…
  • Hirayu Onsen

    Hirayu Onsen is one of five hot spring tow…
  • Hida no Sato (Hida Folk Village)

    Hida Folk Village – or ‘Hida no Sato…

EVENT

  • Takayama Festival

    Sanno Festival: every year on April…

    Each year, Takayama plays host to …
  • Takayama Morning Markets

    Everyday of the year

    The Takayama Morning Markets – ‘as…

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