Travel Guide

Tourist Attractions

Old Private Houses

Kamisanno-machi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0846
Phone:0577-32-3333iTourism Division, Takayama-city Municipal Officej

Enjoy the nostalgic streetscape featuring old, conventional houses built between the end of the Edo era and the Meiji era. Along with old houses, the streets are full of shops selling a variety of products that are only unique to Hida-Takayama.

Takayama Jinya

1-5, Hachikenmachi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0012
Open: 8:45a.m.-5:00p.m.( Mar.-Oct.)
Open: 8:45a.m.-4:30p.m.( Nov.-Feb.)
Closed: Dec. 29, 31, and Jan.1
Admission rates: Adults: \420 (no fees are required for children under the age of 19)

Takayama-Jinya was a regional government office, used by regional officers (Jikan and Gundai), during the Tenryo era. With the gate, storehouse, and official signboard still kept intact, the establishment now functions as a local museum.

Miyagawa Asaichi (Miyagawa Morning Market)

1-5, Hachikenmachi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0012
Phone:0577-32-3333iTourism Division, Takayama Cityj
ours of Operation: 6:00-12:00 (Apr. - Oct.)/7:00-12:00 (Nov. - Mar.)

Miyakawa-Asaichi is a public market that started as a small market selling rice, mulberry, and flowers during the Edo period. By the middle of the Meiji period, it was called Asaichi, or morning market, with a variety of home grown vegetables sold by the wives of farmers.

Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan (Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)

178, Sakuramachi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0858
Hours of Operation: 8:30-17:00( Mar.-Nov.) / 9:00-16:30( Dec.-Feb)
Public Viewing: 8:45-16:30 (Nov.-Feb.)
Closed: No Closure
Admission Rates: Adults \820/Children \410

Takayama Autumn Festival floats are showcased throughout the year. A guided tour by a priestess is available. Built by Hidafs best master craftsmen, along with methods and technology, all eleven festival floats exhibited here are designated as national tangible folklore cultural assets.

Kusakabe Mingeikan (Kusakabe Folk Museum)

Kusakabe Mingeikan (Kusakabe Folk Museum)

1-52 Oshinmachi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0851
Hours of Operation: 9:00-16:30 (Mar.-Nov.) / 9:00-16:00 (Dec.-Feb.)
Closed:Tuesdays (Dec.-Feb.)
Admission Rates: Adults \500/Children \300

Built in 1879 (Meiji era), these private dwellings are a testament to the ancient techniques passed down from the Edo era and applied to their utmost extent.

Hida-no-Sato (Hida Folk Village)

Hida-no-Sato (Hida Folk Village)

Kamiokamotomachi 1-590, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0055
Hours of Operation: 8:30-17:00
iThe operation hours will be extended when the buildings are lit up during summer, autumn and winter seasonsj
Closed: No Closure
Admission Rates: Adults \700/ Children \200

This is a folk village exhibiting 30 plus buildings, including 4 that are designated as national important cultural assets. Dozens of old, thatched roof gassho-zukuri houses have been collected here from all around the region.



1 Honmachi, Takayama-city, Gifu 506-0011

This exquisite, Kyoto-inspired bridge was rebuilt using public funds as a project executed by the Edo government.



Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Oono-gun, Gifu 506-5627
Common NameF Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
Cultural Property: a World Heritage Site/a Conservation Area of Traditional Structures

Shirakawa-go is the nationfs largest preserved village. For this reason, it is one of the nationfs Conservation Areas of Traditional Structures. In December, 1995, Shirakawa-go was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list.



Azumi Kamikochi, Matsumoto-city, Nagano 390-1516 Phone:0263-95-2405
Season opening: In 2009, operation of public transit and part of the facilities in Kamikochi will begin from April 23.

Kamikochi is one of the most spectacular mountain resorts in Japan. Deeply impressed, British missionary Walter Weston introduced the beauty of the Japanese Alps to the world during the Meiji period.

Okuhida Onsen-go Hirayu Onsen

Okuhida Onsen-go Hirayu Onsen

Okuhida Onsen-go Hirayu,Takayama-city, Gifu 506-1433

Hirayu Onsen is the oldest remote hot spring village in the famous Oku-Hida Onsen Villages.

Suggested Sightseeing Courses

On foot

Nakabashi Bridge Takayama JinyaE Jinyamae Asaichi Old Private Houses
Miyagawa Asaichi Kusakabe Mingei-kanYatai Kaikan Old Private Houses

On foot & By bus

Jinyamae Asaichi Morning MarketETakayama Jinya Old Private Houses Miyagawa Asaichi Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan Hida-no-Sato

By bus

Hirayu Otaki Fall Kamikochi Okuhida Onsen-go
Takayama Shirakawa-go

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