Located in northern Gifu Prefecture, Takayama is most famous for the Sanno-machi Historic District and the biannual Takayama Festival, which has been designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful festivals. During the festival, you will be fascinated by the intricately crafted festival floats which are displayed in the city. The Takayama Festival is held in the spring and fall every year and is attended by thousands of visitors from all over Japan and the world.

Visit the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go, which is just a 50 minute bus ride away. You can experience traditional rice cooking and lunch; and also experience wearing Kimono to have a walk in Hida Furukawa.