If you’re travelling to Gifu Prefecture, you definitely want to go to Hida Takayama. It is recommended, especially during the winter, when the scenery of Japan is spread throughout. The Japan-like deep-snow scenery is the best.
3 Recommended Tourist Attractions in Hida Takayama
The following are recommended tourist attractions in Hida Takayama
"Nakabashi Park" is a typical tourist spot in Hida Takayama. The red bridge over Miyagawa and the surrounding buildings are very Japan-like. In winter, snow falls on the red bridge and trees around it, and the contrast between the white and the red is excellent. If you go sightseeing in Hida Takayama in the winter, it is a place you cannot miss..
- Spot name: Miyakawa Nakabashi
- Street address: Kawaharamachi, Takayama, Gifu
- Access: 12-minute walk from JR Takayama Station
Hida folk village Hida no Sato
"Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village" is a spot that has been relocated and restored where you can see traditional Japanese villages with their old architectural style, including Gassho. In winter, snow covers the roofs of the Japanese houses and is lit-up for a limited time, so you can experience fantastic Japanese scenery.
- Spot name: Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village
- Street address: 1-590 Kamiokamotomachi Takayama
- Access: 10 minutes by car from JR Takayama Station (24 minutes by foot)
Hida Great Limestone Cave
"Hida Great Limestone Cave" is a spot where you can explore other-wordly caves. In winter, you can see innumerable icicles in the caves. You can also see a huge 30-meter ice column called "Icy Valley" from early January to March. It is beautifully lit up at night (from sunset to 20:00) and is a must-see.
- Spot name: Hida Great Limestone Cave
- Street address: 1147 Nyukawacho Hiyomo Takayama, Gifu
- Access: 20 minutes by bus from JR Takayama Station, get off at the Limestone Cave Entrance bus stop
Recommended Restaurants at Hida Takayama
The exquisite Chinese soba that will warm you in the cold of winter is recommended.
Takayama is the birthplace of Japan’s pride “Takayama Ramen”. Among "Takayama Ramen", "Menya Shirakawa" is a restaurant that has traditionally served Chinese soba. The Chinese soba of "Menya Shirakawa" uses soup that is well-boiled for 10 hours and fine noodles that are entwined, making it delicious. It is the best dish to warm your cold body during your winter travels.
- Spot name: Menya Shirakawa
- Street address: 56-2 Aioimachi Takayama
- Access: 10-minute walk from JR Takayama Station
How to Access Takayama from the Airport
From Narita Airport to Takayama
If you want to go to Takayama from Narita Airport, go to "Keisei Ueno Station" by Skyliner and then head to "Toyama Station" by the Hokuriku Shinkansen. After that, ride on the Limited Wide View Hida, and head to Takayama. The journey takes about 5 hours.
From Chubu Centrair International Airport to Takayama
If you come to Gifu prefecture directly, it is recommended that you use Chubu Centrair International Airport. From Chubu Centrair International Airport, go to Nagoya Station by Nagoya Railway Mu Sky. Go to JR Nagoya Station on foot and head to Gifu Station on Tokaido Main Line, then transfer to Takayama Main Line and head to Takayama Station. The journey takes about 3 and a half hours.