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Takayama Travel guide
Takayama : Michelin's recommendations
Takayama with its Sanmachi district on the right bank of the Miya River is a must-see. Its streetscape of traditional wooden houses is testament to the expertise of the carpenters, whose talent spread as far as Kyoto. The buildings now house museums and shops and form a picturesque backdrop to the bustle of the market and sake breweries, lending this part of the town incredible character. Don't miss the splendid Hida-Takayama Museum of Art, which includes displays of superb Lalique glass pieces.