The original buildings of this, Takayama's oldest temple, were constructed in the 8th century, but later destroyed by fire. The oldest...
North of Sanmachi are two excellent examples of Edo-period merchants' homes, with the living quarters in one section and the...
Teramachi & Shiroyama-kōen
These lovely, hilly districts to the east are linked by a well signposted walking path. Teramachi has over a dozen temples and shrines...
Red Hill Pub
You'll feel like you're walking into a friend's living room in this cosy, dimly lit basement bar. The hip and happy owner, Hisayo,...
In the centre of town, Suzuya is one of Takayama's longstanding favourites, serving local specialities such as Hida-gyū , hoba-miso and...
Lonely Planet review
This butchery with upstairs restaurant is a unique, though not uncomplicated place to sample Hida-gyū at retail prices. You choose your own cut of meat, sold by weight (per 100g) which is plated and brought to the table for you to cook on an inset charcoal grill. Vegetables and simple desserts are included. Check the website for the lowdown. There's a ¥420 seating charge.