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Take a stroll through Takayama

A city full of character with beautifully preserved ancient wooden houses.  Roam down the Sanmachi Suji area which is known for its restaurants and sake breweries.  Stop to sample a cup of delicious heated sake.  Most of houses from this delightful old town date back to the Edo Period, when Takayama was a wealthy merchant city.

  • Old town with Edo period wooden houses
  • Sake breweries
  • Delicious local food

Cross over the beautiful Miyagawa River and explore the main streets on both sides of the river.  There are morning markets and temples dotted along here with lovely shops to explore. Stop for lunch and try the exquisite Hilda beef, a taste sensation.

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Visit this charming UNESCO mountain village, full of Gassho-Zukuri (prayer-hand) style houses with their extremely slanted roofs. Families developed this style of roof over time, to cope with large amounts of heavy snow during the winter.  An interesting fact is that the large attic spaces were often used for cultivating silkworms.

Families still live and work here, but some have opened up their houses for people to visit, such as Wada House.  Climb the floors and the ladder at the top to reach the attic space. If visiting in winter months bring lots of warm clothes.

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