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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.
Tourist attractions Takayama : Things to see and do
Ichinomachi JPN - Takayama
Sanmachi is the best-preserved area of Takayama, where you can see its architectural heritage, built by the talented craftsmen who worked not only here but in many of Kyoto's temples. The streets that run alongside the Miya River are lined with hands..
53 Sakuramachi 53 JPN - Takayama
More than 800 lion masks used in the traditional dances at Japanese festivals are exhibited in this small museum. The purpose of the dances is to purify the path of the procession before the altars bearing the deities pass along it. More interesting ..
178 Sakura-machi 178 JPN - Takayama
If you miss the parades held in Takayama in honour of Hie-Jinja and Sakurayama, the goddesses who protect the city, you can visit Takayama Yatai Kaikan instead and see on display some of the sumptuous floats ( yatai ) that take to the streets for the..