Welcome to the attractive old town, Hida-Takayama
You will fall in love this fascinated town having the Japanese deep culture and traditions.
Located in the middle of Japan, Hida Takayama is a place where you can see the huge landscape of Japan surrounded by mountains. It keeps travelers entertained every season with the old townscapes leaving the side of the Edo period and rich nature. The Japanese cherry blossom of Spring, the sunshine summer around Norikura looks Alps, autumn that the mountains turning red and yellow, and the winter falling snow. Hida Takayama is a great place to taste Japanese history and tradition, and to enjoy nature and activities.
The Takayama Matsuri is ranked as one of Japan's three most beautiful festivals alongside Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and the Chichibu Yomatsuri. It is held twice a year in spring and autumn. With its fancy parade floats and traditional clothing, this festival is extremely captivating. It manages to transport the participants back to the Edo Period.
Takayama's Old town
Takayama's old town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants.
Nature in Hida
Surrounded by beautiful mountains, the land of Hida Takayama has various spots where you can enjoy the fantastic nature. Mountains such as Hotaka and Norikura,. Please enjoy the richness of nature showing the facial expressions of the seasons.