Photo Diary: Hida-Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Takayama is one of the gateways to Shirakawa-go, the famous World Heritage Site located in Gifu Prefecture. Since we have some time to kill while waiting for our tour to Shirakawa-go, we decided to explore the city.

Takayama or also called as Hida-Takayama to differentiate it from other places named Takayama, is a city located in the mountainous area of Hida, also in Gifu Prefecture. During winter, the city transforms into a winter wonderland with Japan’s Northern Alps as its background. During our short time in Takayama, we were able to explore some of its famous spots- Nakabashi Bridge, Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Jinya, and Takayama Station.

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida Takayama, Japan

Hida-Takayama is also home to Hida Folk Village which features gassho-style old houses similar to those that are found in Shirakawa-go. We were not able to visit though due to time constraint.

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