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Some 110km northeast of Nagoya, on the Gifu-ken side of the Central Alps range in an area known as Hida, the busy tourist town of TAKAYAMA was once an enclave of skilled carpenters employed by emperors to build palaces and temples in Kyoto and Nara. Takayama's appeal today lies in its old merchant houses, small museums, tranquil temples and shrines clustered into a compact area. Takayama is famous throughout Japan for two of its festivals – the Sannō Matsuri (April 14–15) and the Hachiman Matsuri (Oct 9–10). During these events, eleven huge elaborate floats, adorned with …
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Oyado Iguchi

Oyado Iguchi is a small, family-run Japanese inn located in Takayama. Recently renovated and very clean. It is by a bridge along the a river. FREE Shuttle provided from JR Takayama ...

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Takahama Tile Art Museum

This unusual museum is dedicated to the humble roofing tile, because of the industrial history of the city as a roofing tile producer. Although the subject may be unassuming, one of the more ...