Top 10 things to do in Takayama Area

  1. Hida Folk Village
    1-590 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0055, Japan
    This open-air museum showcases traditional Japanese houses from the Hida region. Visitors can explore the buildings and learn about the area's history and culture.
  2. Takayama Old Town
    Kamisannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846, Japan
    This historic district features traditional Japanese buildings, shops, and restaurants. Visitors can stroll through the streets and experience the charm of old Takayama.
  3. Shinhotaka Ropeway
    〒506-1421 Gifu, Takayama, Okuhida Onsengo, Shinhotaka, Honoki, 〒506-1421, Japan
    This cable car takes visitors up to the summit of Mount Hotaka for stunning views of the Northern Japan Alps. The ride is especially popular during the autumn foliage season.
  4. Miyagawa Morning Market
    Miyagawacho, Takayama, Gifu 506-0841, Japan
    This bustling market sells local produce, crafts, and souvenirs. Visitors can try Hida beef skewers, a popular local delicacy, and browse the stalls for unique gifts.
  5. Takayama Jinya
    1-5 Hachikenmachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0012, Japan
    This former government office provides a glimpse into the Edo period of Japanese history. Visitors can see the various rooms and artifacts used by the officials who once worked there.
  6. Hida-Takayama Museum of Art
    125-1 Kamiokamotomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0055, Japan
    This museum showcases traditional Japanese art and crafts, including ceramics, lacquerware, and textiles. Visitors can learn about the techniques and history behind these beautiful works.
  7. Sanmachi Suji
    79 Kamisannomachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0846, Japan
    This narrow street in Takayama's old town is lined with traditional Japanese houses, shops, and restaurants. Visitors can sample local foods and browse the unique shops.
  8. Hida Beef Center
    7-8 Tenmancho, Takayama, Gifu 506-0025, Japan
    This restaurant specializes in Hida beef, a premium Japanese beef known for its marbling and flavor. Visitors can try various cuts and preparations of this delicious meat.
  9. Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
    88-1 Showamachi, Takayama, Gifu 506-0052, Japan
    This museum displays the elaborate floats used in Takayama's famous festivals. Visitors can see the intricate details and learn about the history and significance of these floats.
  10. Hirayu Waterfall
    〒506-1433 Gifu, Takayama, Okuhida Onsengo, Hirayu, 〒506-1433, Japan
    This waterfall is located in the Okuhida Onsen area and is known for its beautiful scenery. Visitors can take a short hike to the viewing platform and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.