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Helpful information about Takayama-city

Transit and transportation
Takayama City is located in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture. From Nagoya Station, take the JR Tokai Takayama Line Express to Takayama Station, a trip of about two hours and 30 minutes. From there, you can rent a car and drive to various tourist sites.
About the airport
There is no airport, but rental cars are available at airports in neighboring cities. It takes about an hour and 50 minutes from Toyama Airport, two hours and 40 minutes from Central Japan International Airport, and two hours from Matsumoto Airport.
Sightseeing and activities
Takayama City is the core of Hida-Takayama, a celebrated cultural spot that has seen a surge of international visitors in recent years. The old town area is situated in a mountainous basin, distinguished by its historic streets that date back to the Edo period. The Miyagawa morning market is a lively street market where visitors can sample local specialties made with Hida beef and miso. Takayama City is the largest city in Japan in terms of area, and renting a car will help you access various places. Okuhida Onsenkyo, a natural hot spring paradise at the base of the North Alps, is about 50 minutes away from Takayama Station. The World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go, a location that embodies classic Japanese scenery, is nearly an hour’s distance away. With a rental car, Kamikochi (Matsumoto City) can be reached in about an hour and 20 minutes.
Local events
Takayama Festival is considered one of Japan’s three most beautiful festivals. It’s celebrated twice a year, in the form of Sanno Festival in spring and Hachiman Festival in autumn.
Seasonal information
Takayama City is surrounded by abundant nature and famous for its cherry blossoms, including Shokawazakura Park , Shiroyama Park, and Sakurano Park. It is also home to Hie-jinja Shrine, Hida Kokubun-ji Temple, and other places famous for their autumn foliage. The area has an inland climate with temperatures that vary widely, including cold winters and heavy snowfall. For snowy winter months, consider using studless winter tires for driving.