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Takayama

Step back in time with a visit to Takayama, the hillside shrines and Temples beckon you....

Takayama is an authentic Historical Town of Japan and relatively popular with overseas visitors. Takayama is a well preserved town scape from the Edo period about 400 years ago and the state of the Traditional houses is near perfect. Explore the hillside Shrines and Temples of the Higashiyama area as well as the centrally located Hida Kokubun Temple. The Sanmachi area is also the market area of Takayama offering many delicious and local snacks as well as hand crafted products.  If you are wanting to taste some Local Japanese Rise Wine, this may also be the perfect location as there are local distilleries that offer free tastings and also small distillery tours when they aren't making the Sake.

Another great thing about Takayama is that is bascailly all walkable.
Takayama Matsuri or Festival is held twice a year in October and April.  A very popular festival with Japanese and Tourists alike, we suggest you book well in advance to save any disappointment.
Approximately 50 minutes from Takayama is Shirakawago, the Unesco registered Historical Village. Here you can see the Traditional Thatched Roof houses of Japan’s yesteryear. See and be fascinated by how the Japanese lived in such an isolated area, especially in the Winter months that have heavy snowfall. Believe us here at Experience Japan Travel, but when you reach Shirakawago, it is like you are walking back in time into a parallel world.

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Dear Experience Japan Travel, Mrs. Beck and Mrs. Schulz arrived back in Frankfurt on Saturday. Mrs. Beck called me on Monday morning and told me, that it wa one of her best journeys ever. Everything was great and she told me to tell you, that you had been doing a great job. Weather was excellent and the two female tour guides had been very helpful and professionel. The two ladies enjoyed nature, hot springs and onsen. And now they are loving japanese trains ...:-) So let me thank you for all your help and the outstanding cooperation. Kind regards to Japan... READ MORE

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