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The Takayama Top Ten
Unmissable places, great restaurants and local specialties: Koba, our Angel Travel in Takayama, reveals her favorite things to do.
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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...
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.
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 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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