by Taxi - 40 min.
World Heritage Site, Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Village
The villages of Ainokura and Suganuma along the Sho river comprise Gokayama Gassho-zukuri Village. Together, they were designated a World Heritage Site in 1995.
by Bus - 75 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.
Making Sarubobo doll
Sarubobo dolls have long been used as protective charms in the Hida region, and today they are a popular souvenir for visitors. You can make your own Sarubobo doll at the Hida Takayama Crafts Experience Center, as well as at other locations.
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.