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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.


Takayama Matsuri

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

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.

Kokubunji temple

Kokubunji temple

The only three-story pagoda in Takayama. After passing through the mountain gate, there is a bell tower gate. Behind the bell tower gate is the main hall, which has been designated as an important cultural property.

Naka bridge

Naka Bridge

Naka Bridge is the representative bridge of Hida Takayama over the Miya River, which flows through the center of Takayama. The red bridge blends in with nature and offers a very nice view.

Takayama Jinya

Takayama Jinya

It is said that there were several dozen county deputies and deputy officials' offices in Japan at the end of the Edo period, but this is the only one that still has the building from that time. A morning market is also held in front of Jinya, and many shops are lined up.

Kusakabe Folk Museum

Kusakabe Folk Museum

It is a merchant house that prospered as an official merchant of the shogunate during the Tenryo period, and was built in the Edo period in the 12th year of Meiji (1868-1912). It is the first Meiji-era private house to be designated as a National Important Cultural Property.

Hida-no-Sato (village of Hida)

Hida no Sato (village of Hida)

This is a village museum where typical Hida houses, such as Hassho-zukuri, stand side by side with the scenery of an old farming and mountain village. In addition to displaying many of the tools of the farming and mountain villages, each private house also offers demonstrations and hands-on activities such as straw work and plover lattices.

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