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The best free activities in Takayama
Got lost in Tokyo? Templed out in Kyoto? Want to visit a rural and picturesque area? Takayama is for you.
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The Oshika village was one of the seven villages listed in the first "The Most Beautiful Villages of Japan" classification, created in 2005.
In Gifu Prefecture, Hirayu Waterfall (Hirayu Otaki) is nestled in the heart of the Japanese Alps . Particularly impressive, it is a beautiful excursion linked to the spa town of Takayama.
The village of Maze
6 Excursions from Takayama
Explore the Japanese Alps through the villages of Shirakawago, Magome or Tsumago... Here are six for excursions that you can make from Takayama.
The Takayama Top Ten
Unmissable places, great restaurants and local specialties: Koba, our Angel Travel in Takayama, reveals her favorite things to do.
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route: read a guide to touring the beautiful mountain scenery of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route.
Murodo Plateau: read a guide to the snow walls of Murodo in the Northern Japan Alps of Toyama Prefecture.
A UNESCO world heritage site, Shirakawa-go village is picture-perfect, rural Japan. Consisting of old thatched houses and rice paddy fields, it's true Japanese countryside.
The Takayama area has always had great riches: wood, ores and precious metals; the natural resources of the site have been the envy of others for decades...
Three main streets give Takayama a timeless feel, that of quaint historic district. Go for a stroll, stop for a break, enjoy a sake, and take it all in...
Gassho Village Gero Onsen
Gero Onsen Gassho Village (Gassho Mura) comprises 10 thatched A-frame long-houses from nearby Shirakawa-go that have been re-assembled on the hill top site just outside Gero.
Gero Onsen Travel Guide
Gero Onsen: read a guide to Gero Onsen in Gifu Prefecture including Gero Onsen hotel and ryokan accommodation, Gero museums, travel information and images.
Hida-Furukawa Travel Guide
Hida-Furukawa guide: read a Hida-Furukawa travel guide with information on Hida-Furukawa sights, temples and things to do.
Gassho Zukuri Minka-en Shirakawa-go
The Gassho Zukuri Minka-en or Gassho-zukuri Folklore Park is a collection of historic gassho (praying hands) buildings from the Shirakawa-go area in Gifu and Toyama prefectures.
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