CHUBU

Takayama
高山

Traditional beauty of Japan:

Takayama is a town among the mountains and has the biggest forest in Japan. It is the central city of Hida region in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture, where the culture utilizing the wood resources of the government controlled area of the Shogunate in the Edo period developed. In addition to the scene of the castle town which was developed in the old times, it is a historic town where the history and tradition of the strong power of the merchants, the old cityscape of the merchants and Takayama festival have been continuing.

 

Access and Getting Around

Takayama City is a famous tourist spot in Chubu Region, though far away from other regions, its public transport is convenient. Takayama railway station is available. Direct bus services are convenient too. An inheritance circulation bus from the Kanazawa city via Shirakawago is convenient. Going around the downtown by rental bicycle or on foot is enough, yet city buses are available too.

By train

1 hour 50 minutes from Tokyo Station to Nagoya Station by the Tokaido Shinkansen Line, then to Takayama Station for 2 hours 20 minutes by the Takayama Line with 1 bus per hour.

By bus

5 hours 30 minutes from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo with 7 buses per day;

5 hours 30 minutes from Osaka Station with 3 buses per day ;

2 hours 15 minutes from Kanazawa Station with 4 buses per day.

By car

4 hours 45 minutes from Tokyo Station.

2 hours from Nagoya Station.

Takayama

Features

Walking in the town

-Historic Sites 

There are streets remaining with traditional houses, Kamicho and Shimocho in the center of the castle town,developed as a merchant town are so attractive that wherever you walk, it looks like a picture,which makes the whole downtown a museum of the Japanese houses.In addition, the technique of woodwork not only for building but also for furniture is inheritedbecause it has been accumulated and dev...

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Higashiyama Area

-Historic Sites 

When a castle town was built in the old days, temples and shrine were move and built on the hill fieldwhich was said to be the start of Teramachi, Higashiyama, in a quiet atmosphere.The valuable Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines as prestigious cultural propertiesstand at the both sides of the street....

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Takayama-jinya

-Historic Sites 

Jinya was government office in the Edo period, where various rooms at that time remain,and visitors can know some part of politics of the Edo period....

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Yataikaikan

-Historic Sites 

The real stand used at the Takayama Festival is displayed here,tourists can watch the state of the Takayama Festival on video....

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Kusakabe Folk Art House

-Historic Sites 

It is an old private house, through its structure and the space beauty,it may be called the collection of the techniques of building private houses in the Edo period....

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Yoshijima Residence

-Historic Sites 

It was an old brewing maker, and, as for the beautiful wooden residence,the figure of the representative merchant's family of Takayama is kept in good condition with the beauty,it was built approximately 120 years ago....

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Hidatakayama-Machino Museum

-Historic Sites 

It is a museum which helps know the history and lives of Takayama.Visit is free of charge....

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Hida-kokubunji

-Temples 

Hida-kokubunji is said that a gate moved from Takayama Castle, a three-storied towerand a ginkgo tree of 1200 years old form the Hida-kokubunji, which is a characteristic temple....

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Hidanosato

-Historic Sites 

Hidanosato is in the suburb of Takayama, which was an old precious private house of a rafter roof relocated and rebuilt.In addition, its facilities where the event inherited from old days and reminiscent lives of the good old farmingin the mountain village are really attractive.It is possible to see a-rafter-roof architecture of Gokayama and Shirakawa-go if you stop by. ...

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Takayama Festival

-Festivals 

The festival was originated in the sixteenth or seventeenth Century,which is separated into two, spring festival and autumn festival.12 festival cars of the mechanism device in spring,11 in autumn are prepared and show the gorgeous figure at the festival.It is one of the typical festivals of Japan.The Spring Festival is held on April 14, 15, and the Autumn Festival is held on October 9 and 10....

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Hirayu Onsen

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

Hirayu Onsen was an unexplored hot spring resort on the highlandof 1250 meters above sea level in old days,but it had become easy to get with the opening the tunnel nowand is playing the role as the spot of sightseeing and the mountain climbing of the Northern Alps....

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Hirayu-otaki Waterfall

-Specific Nature 

Hirayu-otaki is a waterfall of 64meters high, within a 30-minute walk reach from Hirayu Onsen.The figure of the winter waterfall freezing is particularly beautiful and popular....

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Shinhotaka Ropeway

-Mountain View 

Mt. Hotaka area is the representative mountains of 3000 meters high in the Northern Alps,and the mountain views from an observatory of 2,200meters above sea levelto get by ropeway are really panoramic. ...

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Accommodation around Takayama

Links

Takayama City

Gifu Prefecture Tourism Federation

 

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