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Takayama is a small city with traditional charm in Gifu, Central Honshu. It is famous for its well-preserved quarter with Edo-style streets.

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Wikipedia - Takayama, Gifu

A traditional shopping street in Takayama
A traditional shopping street in Takayama

Takayama (高山市) is a city located in Gifu, Japan. As of May 1, 2007 the city has an estimated population of 95,778. The total area is 2,177.67 km2 (840.80 sq mi).
Takayama was settled as far back as the Jōmon period. Takayama is best known for its inhabitants' expertise in carpentry. It is believed carpenters from Takayama worked on the Imperial Palace in Kyoto and on many of the temples in Kyoto and Nara. The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16th century, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle. About a hundred years later the city came under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period. ... read more

Wikitravel - Hida-Takayama

Hida-no-Sato open-air museum, Takayama
Houses in the Hida-no-Sato open-air museum

Hida-Takayama (飛騨高山), locally just plain Takayama (高山), is a city near the northern Japan Alps of Gifu prefecture, in the Chubu region of Japan. Takayama is famous for its well-preserved quarter with Edo-style streets, only rivalled by those of Kanazawa. Takayama is the major transport hub of the Hida region.
From Tokyo Station, you can reach Takayama by taking a Tokaido Shinkansen train (Nozomi or Hikari) to Nagoya and then transfer to the Wide View Hida (ワイドビューひだ) Limited Express train for the run to Takayama. The ride takes just over 4 hours via Nozomi with a good connection. By Hikari it takes 4 1/2 hours, but the ride is fully included in the Japan Rail Pass. From Kyoto or Osaka, you can take the Shinkansen to Nagoya, then the Wide View Hida, but there is also a morning Wide View direct from Osaka and Kyoto, slightly slower but more convenient. ... read more

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