Enjoy the old townscape and vast nature of Japan
Takayama has the largest area of any Japanese city, much of which is majestic natural settings including the Japanese Northern Alps in the northeast corner of the city.
It is also known as a town that preserves the original landscape of Japan, and is a popular sightseeing destination visited by many tourists from Japand abroad every year.
The city of Takayama flourished as the castle town of Takayama Castle under the direct control of the Shogunate during the Edo Period. Merchant houses, temples, and shrines remain in their original form, and visitors to the city feel as though they have traveled back in time.
Takayama is also blessed with an abundance of gourmet dining that you can enjoy as you walk through the city, such as Hida beef, Takayama ramen, mitarashi dumplings, and Japanese sake.
Takayama earned three stars as a must see sightseeing destination in the Michelin travel guide Voyage Pratique Japon, also earning three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japon 2009 published in March 2009 and the second edition of the same book published in March 2011.