The Takayama Historic District and Outdoor activities in Hida
(Northern Hida)


Takayama Historic District

Many merchant houses flourished since the 17th century are remained in this old town. You can enjoy eating Hida beef, dango (Japanese sweet dumpling) etc while walking or drink sake in the local sake brewery. There are also two famous morning markets in Takayama where you can buy local handicrafts and fruits.

 [Access] It takes 15 minutes on foot after getting off at JR Takayama Station.[Homepage]



Have a slow guided tour around the beautiful Satoyama area of Japan. Enjoy the peaceful rural scenery outside the attractions and the view of old houses scattered around the town together with a tour guide. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet local people.

[Access] Get off at JR Hida-Furukawa Station and walk for 7 minutes.[Homepage]


Mount Norikura

Located in the southernmost end of the Northern Alps, Mount Norikura is a place where beginners and families can easily enjoy trekking. If you want to take a leisurely walk, the “flower field walking route” with full of rare plants of Takayama is recommended.

Get off at JR Takayama Station → Take a bus to Tatamidaira, Mount Norikura for 90 minutes ◇ Period that you can access to the mountain ◇ May 15 ~ October 31 every year[Homepage]