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Takayama It is one of those charming towns in Japan. Not only for the site itself, but also for its surroundings, where we can find a series of World Heritage sites that well deserve a getaway if we want to get off the usual routes of Tokyo waves must see Kyoto.
First of all, we highlight Hida no Sato, a small hamlet located on the outskirts of the city. It is made up of craft centers, rural houses, stages, etc. It is essential for people interested in understanding the experience of Japanese fields in ancient times.
It's interesting the way its inhabitants allow us to immerse ourselves in the old prerogatives. His work begins daily, running from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The entrance fee is 900 yen per person and round-trip buses are included.
The Takayama jinya is another option to consider. It was built in 1615 for the feudal regime, becoming the seat of the Provincial Government.
It is distributed in warehouses for tax collection, prison, reception rooms and government offices.
It marked a milestone in the architectural history of the country, because it is the only building of this style still in Japan. Its entrance is 420 yen per person and is governed by a daily schedule from 8:45 to 17:00.
The Sanmachi Suji neighborhood, also called Takayama old quarterIt comprises an area of considerable magnitude intact of shops and houses belonging to the Edo period.
It has sake distilleries and specialty stores. Ninomachi, Ichiomacho and Sannomachi streets are what make it up.
Hida meat: Takayama's flagship product
Also and with a gastronomic orientation, you should try Hida meat. It has to be tested in small places, of which they have four chairs, because they are the ones that make it as it has been done for many years. Of course, 30 euros per person will be the cost of enjoying this experience.
On the other hand, the Hida Kokunbu-Ji temple It is the oldest in Takayama.
In your yard there is a tree over 1,200 years old of considerable admiration for the related time period. The construction of the temple was carried out in 746, in the Nara period by Emperor Shomu.
It should be noted was destroyed by fire, leaving only the oldest structure standing: the main hall, which belongs to the 16th century.
In the temple grounds you will find the treasure room, the bell tower and the three-story pagoda. The latter is a reconstruction of 1821 being the only one of this style in Hida. By the way, the original pagoda had 7 floors but in the reconstruction only three could be restored.
The sake factory It is located in the old part of the city and in it you can study the secrets related to one of the most significant drinks in Japan, which has undoubtedly been relevant in the region.
Its entrances can be distinguished by the huge balls of cedar branches that we see in them. Of course, keep in mind that the stores are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
There are much more to see in Takayama, so our recommendation is that you enjoy the experience and that you walk very calmly throughout the place, because you will find magical corners in every corner.
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