Takayama Map

Takayama is a one of the few widely admired cities of Japan, which have preserved their traditional feel and historic relics till date. Takayama is situated in Gifu prefecture, almost at the core of the Japanese terra firma.

Its exotic location amidst the valleys of numerous mountains has attributed to Takayama's reputation as a mountain city. The range of rolling mountains offer mesmerizing panoramic views from every corner of the city. A few of the prominent mountains are Norikuradake, Hakusan, Hotakadake and Ontakasen.

Takayama has a populace of more than 95,000, who have their habitats in the region, in an area of approximately 2178 square kilometers.

The most striking climatic feature of this city is the major temperature difference between the winter days and nights. Heavy snowfalls reduce the temperatures to below the freezing point.

On the contrary, summer days are shiny and bright but nights are very cool.

The city of Takayama has achieved its reputation in the field of carpentry and for their extremely skillful carpenters. Besides that, the Takayama pottery and Lacquer ware have also earned fame worldwide. The travelers will also find the delicious regional Japanese cuisines including 'wasakana', 'sansai', ramen, soba and saki an enticing treat. The Takayama Festival, celebrated in the seasons of spring and fall, are regarded as some of Japan's most gorgeous carnivals.

Several locations of interest are scattered all through the 'Castle city' of Takayama to explore. A few of the major attractions of Takayama are as following:
  • Historical Government House
  • Yoshijima Heritage House
  • Okura Waterfall
  • Oku Hida Hot Springs Village
  • Ankokuji Temple
  • Kusakabe Folk Museum
  • Higashiyama Walk
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Nara-Period State-Supported Temples
  • Hida-Takayama Museum of Art

On visiting the city of Takayama, the tourists definitely relish the artworks as well as traditional culture of the artisans while savoring the flavor of the quaint Japanese town.

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Last Updated on: December 13th, 2017