Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)

Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)

Things to do - general

 

Welcome to Takayama

Takayama is in Gifu prefecture and is an old castle town spread on a wide plateau in the Hida Mountains. Although the castle is no more, the charming historic core of the town itself remains remarkably unchanged, with narrow streets lined with traditional buildings arranged on a gridiron design as in Kyoto, earning Takayama the nickname “Little Kyoto.”

The city has unique museums, shops selling local crafts, and historic buildings, making this a favorite destination for Japanese and international travelers alike. Famous for the Takayama Matsuri Festival, which is held on April 14 and 15 for the Spring Festival, and October 9 and 10 for the Autumn Festival.

This is one of the three grandest festivals in Japan, featuring 12 exquisite floats in the Spring Festival and 11 in the Autumn Festival, which attract many tourists.

San machi Suji is the old historic quarter, a delightful area of preserved homes and buildings, many of them now housing shops selling local handicrafts, restaurants, inns and museums.

Sports & nature

  • A nice walking in Takayama town is the best way to enjoy this city.
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Nightlife info

  • Enjoy local food, such a Hida Beef, Hoba Miso and other various specialty.
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Culture and history info

  • The Hida Kokubunji Temple was constructed in 746 by Emperor Shomu to pray for the nation's peace and prosperity.
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Auberge Hida No Mori

Auberge Hida No Mori

Style: Ryokan
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 14,000
Welcome to Auberge Hida No Mori. Location: approximately 10 minutes by car from JR Takayama Station More info
Hakuguri

Hakuguri

Style: Minshuku
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 8,000
Welcome to Hakuguri. Location: in the rural area of Takayama Category of style: Kominka Descriptio More info
Murayama Ryokan

Murayama Ryokan

Style: Ryokan
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 13,000
Welcome to Murayama Ryokan Location: in a quiet area, near the Hida-no-sato Folk Village in Takayam More info
Oyado Banri

Oyado Banri

Style: Minshuku
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 10,900
Welcome to Oyado Banri Location: 15-minute walk from JR Takayama Train Station. Category of style: More info
Pension Yasuda

Pension Yasuda

Style: Minshuku
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 12,000
Welcome to Pension Yasuda. Location: approximately 10 minutes by car from JR Takayama Station. Cate More info
Sumiyoshi Ryokan

Sumiyoshi Ryokan

Style: Ryokan
Takayama (Gifu Prefecture)
Price from ¥ 14,300
Welcome to Sumiyoshi ryokan. Location: the old district of Takayama Category of style: Traditional More info
Great Trial of Japan - 16 days

Great Trial of Japan - 16 days

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OVERVIEW Excursion from Tokyo to Nagano, Yudanaka, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto More info
Nostalgic Japan - Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto - 8 Days

Nostalgic Japan - Tokyo, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa, Kyoto - 8 Days

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OVERVIEW This tour takes you to the scenic Japanese Alps to visit Takayama, an elegant city of craft More info
Traditional & Modern Japan

Traditional & Modern Japan

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ITINERARY Day 1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL) Arrive at Narita (Narita International Airport) or Haneda (Tokyo Int More info
World Heritage - 12 Days

World Heritage - 12 Days

Osaka (Osaka Prefecture), Mt Koya (Wakayama Prefecture), Nara Prefecture, Kyoto, Takayama (Gifu Prefecture), Shirakawa-go (Gifu Prefecture)
ITINERARY Day 1 TOKYO (ARRIVAL) Arrive at NRT (Narita International Airport) or HND (Tokyo Internati More info