The North Route – Traditional
Historically a castle and merchant town, Takayama is a beautiful city in the mountains of Gifu prefecture. Famous for carpentry and its local foods, the atmosphere is best enjoyed whilst taking a stroll through the streets, where you may feel like you have been whisked back to the Edo period.
Places of interest in Takayama
In the centre of town, these three streets offer traditional wares created here in Takayama. Some of the private homes have also been turned into museums.
Takayama Morning markets
A ten minute walk from Takayama Station, the Takayama Jinya and Miyagawa markets operate from seven am to noon. The markets offer locally-sourced produce which varies according to the changing seasons in the surrounding mountains.
Hida no Sato
This beautiful open air museum has 30 farmhouses and other traditional housing from the Hida region. It is a 30 minute walk or ten minute bus ride from Takayama station and one of Takayama’s main attractions.
For further information on Takayama, visit Hida-Takayama website.