Located in the heart of mountainous Central Honshu, Takayama is the gateway to the Japan Alps and the storehouse of Japan’s inland culture. With a superb traditional downtown, great temples, excellent ryokan and welcoming people, Takayama makes a great stopover between Tokyo and Kyoto.
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Get the details on Takayama’s most interesting and important sights.
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Carefully crafted one- and two-day itineraries to help you make the most of your time in Takayama.
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Takayama is a great place for your ryokan experience. Here are my favorites.
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The best way to get to Takayama from Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nagoya or Kanazawa.