by Bus - 50 min.
Old Quarter of Takayama
Take a walk through a merchant town that will make you feel like you've traveled back in time.
Takayama City is home to the Miyagawa and Jinya Plaza morning markets, and at each of these you'll find 40-50 stalls lining the streets each morning, selling fresh local fruits and vegetables, folk crafts, and more.
Hida Shunkei Lacquerware
This lacquerware, featuring some 400 years of tradition, is made by applying transparent lacquer to wood so as to bring out the natural beauty of its grain and give it an amber finish. It comes in many varieties, including trays, sweets boxes and furniture.
Hida beef, a top brand of wagyu, comes from a breed of Japanese black cattle carefully selected based on strict standards. Finely marbled and tender, it has a delicious flavor and virtually melts in the mouth.
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall
This museum displays some of the gorgeous yatai festival floats, designated as national Important Cultural Properties, that are actually used during the Takayama Festival.