Surrounded by the Hida Mountains, the old townscape that retains the remnants of the Edo period,

Takayama is a town where history and traditional culture are alive and where you can feel the good old Japan. The busiest times for the old town are when they host spring and autumn festivals in April and October. Takayama is also a gateway for visiting Japan alps destinations such as Shirakawa-go, Kamikochi, Kurobe Tateyama Alpine Route and Shinhotaka.



About 89,000

Major places to visit (in Takayama City)

Miyagawa Morning Market

Takayama Jinya

Sanmachi Suji (old streets)

Hida Folk Village

Major places to visit (outside Takayama City)


Shinhotaka Ropeway (All year round)

Kamikochi (April to November)

Local specialty food

Takayama Ramen

Hida Beef

Hoba Miso


Spring Festival (April 14 and 15)

Furukawa Festival (April 19 and 20)

Autumn Festival (October 9 and 10)





Nagoya - Takayama (2hr 30min)


Nagoya - Takayama (2hr 30min)

Kanazawa - Takayama (2hr 20min)

Kyoto - Takayama (4hr)

Osaka - Takayama (5hr 20min) 

Tokyo - Takayama (5hr 45min)

To / From Shirakawago

Shirakawago - Takayama (1hr by bus)



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