Located in the heart of the Japanese Alps, Takayama is an excellent option for those seeking a countryside jaunt. Commonly referred to as Hida-Takayama, you will find several opportunities to appreciate the cultural legacy of Japan. The city’s ‘old town’ is well preserved and is frequented by history aficionados throughout the year. A gateway to the hiking paradise of mountainous Hida, Takayama is home to ancestral old homes, temples and shrines. The quaint streets in the Sanmachi Suji District are charmingly picturesque with the thatched-roof houses, restaurants, sake breweries and cafés. Your trip to Takayama culminates with a visit to Hida Folk Village, a wonderful open-air museum, brimming with old storehouses, logging huts, farmhouses and the former village head’s house.

Themes

  • Heritage
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Takayama Festival (held twice a year) – including the festival floats
  • Old town
  • Morning markets

Places to Stay

Hida Hotel Plaza

Style: International

Hida Hotel Plaza, a contemporary hotel in Takayama, provides you with a comfortable stay.

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Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan

Style: Boutique

Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan (also known as Honjin Hiranoya Annex)is a ryokan (Japanese inn) and provides a truly authentic Japanese experience.

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Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan

Style: Boutique

Honjin Hiranoya Kachoan is located in the heart of Takayama, and is just a three minute drive from the railway station.

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Hoshokaku Takayama

Style: Boutique

Hoshokaku, a hillside Japanese ryokan (traditional inn), is located five minutes from Takayama Station.

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Sumiyoshi Ryokan

Style: Boutique

Sumiyoshi Ryokan, set by the Miyagawa River in Takayama, offers you a tranquil and comfortable stay amid a beautiful landscape.

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