Discover beautifully preserved streets, traditional wooden houses in the bustling marketing town of Takayama. More than 2,000 feet above sea level with a stunning backdrop of the majestic peaks of the Japan Alps, Takayama is home to museums, craft shops, food stores, markets and sake breweries. This lovely town comes alive twice a year when the town host a spring and autumn festival, well attended by thousands of Japanese to watch the vibrant yatai (floats) parading through the streets escorted by its residents wearing traditional Japanese dress. Venture southeast of Takayama to Teramachi district and mooch along pine-tree lined paths to view the local temples and shrines before enjoying delicious regional cuisine washed down with locally brewed sake.

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