Articles for the theme Temples and Shrines in Takayama


A temple under the yellow leaves of autumn in Kukubunji in Takayama.

Hida Kokubunji

Built in 746 by the Emperor Shomu (701-756), the oldest temple in Takayama proudly at the heart of its enclosure an imposing tree, old thousand two hundred years.

Shorenji Temple


Inside the Shiroyama Park is a small temple, which seems to have been put there by chance. After having traveled in the area, the Shorenji settled in the city of Takayama.



Nothing seems to disturb the serenity of the emerald mountains that surround Takayama.

Circuit temples Higashiyama Teramachi

Tour of the Higashiyama Teramachi Temples

The walk from Higashiyama Teramachi to Takayama looks just like a miniature city tour of Kyoto. To the delight of visitors, temples and shrines are plentiful.