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Takayama

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Natural History Museums · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums

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Architectural Building
Takayama Jinya
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Sanmachi Suji
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Natural History Museum
Hida Minzoka Mura Folk Village (Hida no Sato)
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Hidden high up in the Japanese Alps, Takayama remained largely cut off from the rest of Japan for centuries, allowing the local culture to grow in relative isolation. The town's remote location influenced the look and character of its neighborhoods, with the 17th-century architecture of the old town area notably well preserved and displaying a mastery of carpentry for which the town has become famous. The surrounding hills hide a number of interesting old temples and shrines, with hikes up to nearby monuments serving as highlights of many Takayama tours. Plan my Japan trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Side trips from Takayama

Garden
Kenrokuen Garden Kanazawa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Castle
Matsumoto Castle Matsumoto
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Scenic Drive
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route Tateyama-machi
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Takayama

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Higashiyama Walking Course
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Mountain
Mt. Sugorokudake
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hida Jizakekura Honten
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Takayama

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Art Museum
Hida Takayama Museum of Art
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
Hida Folk Archeological Museum (Hida Minzoku Kokokan)
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Hirata Folk Art Museum (Hirata Kinen-kan)
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Takayama Showa Museum
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Takayama

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Religious Site
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Soyuji Temple
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Hida Kokubun-ji Temple
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Religious Site
Hida Ichinomiya Mizunashi Shrine
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Takayama

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Mountain
Mt. Kurobegoro
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Waterfall
Hirayu Fall
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Miyagawa River
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

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Where to stay in Takayama

Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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