Popularity of Takayama is increasing! A must do to see all sights!
Welcome to Takayama, a mountainous city in Gifu. In this plan, we introduce the highlights of Takayama which you must see. First stop is the morning market, full of vegetables, fruits, and fish. Enjoy talking to the locals with support from your guide.
Next is the village with a private house stored, a national heritage, Shirakawa-go. The main spot is where old wooden architecture are lined up. An exciting walk through the row of sake breweries and craft shops.
Finally, traditional pottery and wooden furniture stores. It has a contemporary design while preserving traditional techniques. Find your favorite item!
If you want to see the best spots and be efficient, this plan is for you.
・Visit the morning market and meet the locals
・Experience Japanese traditional life of the past. Try stilts and como (a spinning top)
・Visit a three star of Michelin Green Guide Japon
・Buy fashionable goods with a twist of the traditional
・Miyagawa Morning Market: Visit one of the leading markets in Japan, packed with hundreds of years of history. In addition to locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables, there are also delicious sweet shops and freshly brewed coffee.
・Hida Folk Village Hida no Sato: Learn about the history and culture in the mountainous region of Hida. This is a museum that represents the old village, take a look at the traditional houses of this area. It is a place where you can feel the wisdom and ingenuity of the people in the mountain ranges.
・Kochi: A craft shop run by wood craftsmen in Hida Takayama. Handmade goods, mainly interior, including dishes and chinaware. You may find goods that can spice up your daily life.
・Tanuki Hida no Sato: This shop is full of kimono, obi and other material goods. Some are even over 150 years old. Please take the material in your hands to check the touch of the material.
・ Hida Takayama Museum of Art: This is a museum with glass art and interior goods. There are over 1000 items on display, collected from across the world. It has a reputation of 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japon. See the view over Takayama city and the Northern Alps from the courtyard.
・ Sanmachi Street: It is a street where townscape created during the edo period, when samurai ruled the world. Feel the history of the town from the liquor and soy-sauce shops located in the old buildings. There are also general stores and cafes where the interior has been renovated into a contemporary design. Taste the history and the contemporary of Takayama.
・Hida Furniture Showroom: This is a furniture showroom. There are highly skilled wood craftsmen in Hida region. It has a history of over 1300 years. Making use of technology, Western European architecture was made about 90 years ago. Today it is a very important industry in Hida region. Experience high technology and skill here!
・Please wear comfortable clothing as you will be walking a lot
・Lunch (dinner) spot is included, but food can be purchased along the way
・Kochi is closed on Thursday. When spots are closed tour spots will be changed
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2,000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
Takayama Station East Exit, in front of Tourist Information Center