Hida-Takayama (Takayama City, Gifu Pref.)
A tourist destination where travelers can experience historical streets, festivals, and elements of Japanese tradition and culture that are as alive as they were in their heyday, as well as the majesty of nature.
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Old Street Scenes
Here there are street scenes full of the atmosphere of the Edo Period 400 years ago. There are old-style shops lined up along the streets and rickshaws run though the town, creating a bustling scene that is perfect for a sightseeing walk.
- A two-wheeled vehicle pulled by a man, usually seating one or two people
- Hida-no-Sato (Hida Folk Village)
Over thirty distinctive private residential structures, including gassho-style houses (traditional Japanese homes built with steeply pitched thatched roofs), were relocated from areas around Takayama and reconstructed at this site in an effort to recreate the lives of the local people as they were once led. Demonstrations of various traditional craftworks are also conducted for the benefit of visitors.
- Shinhotaka Ropeway
The Shinhotaka Ropeway is the largest of its kind in Asia, and riding the gondola up to an elevation of 2,200 meters, you are greeted by a grand panoramic view from the observation platform at Nishi-Hotaka Station.
- By train:
- Chubu Centrair International Airport - Nagoya Station; 28 minutes
- Nagoya Station - Takayama Station; about 2 hours 30 minutes
- Hida-Takayama Tourist Guidance Center
- Tel: +81-577-32-5328 (English)