Takayama Things to Do

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    Yatai Kaikan (Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)

    by tompt Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    If you cannot be in Takayama at the time of the Spring and Autumn festivals you still can see four of the eleven floats used in the festival procession. The floats are changed every few months so all eleven floats are on display for a few months. This means you have to visit more times in a year......
    Each float is different in style and decoration, reflecting the tradition of the district in Takayama to which it belongs.
    All this is explained by guides. But if you don´t speak japanese their is a recording in english for you to listen to. Immediately when we entered someone came up to us with a card in english asking us if we would like to take the taperecorder to guide us. We did, and it was full of info about the festival and the floats. Just return the taperecorder at the end. This service is free.
    Entrance fee was 820 Yen in april 2003, with this ticket you can also visit the Sakurayama Nikko Kan next to the Yatai Kaikan. More on this in our next tip.

    Yatai Kaikan

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    Shorenji temple

    by tompt Updated Aug 5, 2003

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    The Shorenji is on a hill overlooking the town. It originally stood in Shirakawago. (see our Gifu ken page for more on this area). It was brought to this site, in 1960 due to the construction of a dam. The Main hall, is dating back to 1504, is said to have been constructed from just one giant cedar. The hall can be visited for 200 Yen.

    Stone marker in front of the Shoren ji

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    Takayama Jinya

    by tompt Updated Mar 29, 2003

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    Takayama Jinya was a local government building. In 1603 the Tokugawa family established a new government in Edo. In 1692 the Hida province came under direct control of the Tokugawa government. From that time officials were dispatched from Edo and administered the affairs of the state in this office for 177 years. The Takayama Jinya is the only remaining government building of that period. Originally there were 60 local Jinyas in the Tokugawa government.

    Takayama Jinya
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    The Miyagawa morrning market of Takayama

    by hebaemam Written May 29, 2014

    A open air market that opens from 6 till 12 in the morrning, selling food and souveniers.... very nice and healthy. I loved it and i recommend it if you are staying for more than one day there.

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    Yakai Are Returned to Thier Home

    by RACCOON1 Written Mar 24, 2014

    In and around 3:00 pm on Sunday the Yakai are hauled back to their Home(s).
    Again not an easy chore.

    Yakia Being Pushed into It's House

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    Shirakawa-go, Wada House

    by bebejepang Written Aug 10, 2008

    Their former home is the largest gassho-zukuri farmhouse in the town, and is now open to the public as a museum.

    Open hours: 9.00 to 19.00
    Admission: 300 yen

    Wada house Wada house

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    Shirakawa-go, Shiroyama Viewpoint

    by bebejepang Written Aug 10, 2008

    The Shiroyama Viewpoint is north of the village center and offers nice views of Ogimachi and its farmhouses.

    Shiroyama Viewpoint Shiroyama Viewpoint

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    Kusakabe Mingeikan

    by cheesecake17 Written May 6, 2005

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    Yoshijima-ke and Kusakabe Mingeikan are 2 merchant houses open to the public..

    They are well-preserved 200-300 year old houses..

    kusakabe Mingeikan fire place
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    Takayama Yatai Kaikan

    by bennieofzo Written Feb 21, 2005

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    The Takayama Festival is one of the top three festivals in Japan. Held on april 14 and 15 and on october 9 and 10.

    Some of the floats (yatai) are exhibited in the Takayama Yatai Kaikan.

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    Hida Folk Village

    by tompt Written Oct 26, 2002

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    Hida Folk Village

    Also called : Hida no sato. Is an open air museum with old houses that are originating from this area.

    Hida Folk Village

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    Temple route

    by bennieofzo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Takayama is also known as "little Kyoto" because there are many temples and shrines. There are different routes wich you can follow and see many of the temples and shrines.

    One of the many temples
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    • Hiking and Walking

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