Hida Wideview to Takayama
We used our JR Pass to get to Takayama from Nagoya. The trip took about 2 hours in a special Wideview Train, which has large square windows so you can take in the view.
look at the ground
When walking around Takayama look to the ground once in a while. At many corners in the centre of town are special stones in the footpath. They are telling you the way to the tourist locations.
Takayama can be easily reached by train or bus.
The main tourist sites are all in walking distances.
And if you don´t feel like walking you can take a rikshaw.