Restaurants

Top Choice Fusion in Takayama

Sakurajaya

Sakurajaya is what you get when you take a Japanese man to Germany, introduce him to the European culinary arts, hone his craft over years then plonk him down in the quiet back lanes of Takayama. His wonderful artis…
Top Choice Shokudo in Takayama

Kyōya

This traditional eatery specialises in regional dishes such as hoba-miso and Hida-gyū soba. Seating is on tatami mats around long charcoal grills, under a cathedral ceiling supported by dark timbers. It's on a corne…
Burgers in Takayama

Center4 Hamburgers

Word has spread that this Japanese couple are living their dream, welcoming visitors from around the world – so you might have to wait for a table to enjoy their delicious comfort food. On the menu: juicy home-style…
Tonkatsu in Takayama

Kotarō

Expect satisfaction from this compact workman-like eatery whose chef has spent over 25 years mastering the art of tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlets) and other fried goodies. Generous teishoku (set meals) feature cri…
Chinese in Takayama

Heianraku

Atmospheric, inexpensive, welcoming and delicious are all words that spring to mind when describing this wonderful second-generation eatery serving up Chinese delights in a traditional Japanese shopfront on Kokubunj…
Vegetarian in Takayama

Shōjin Ryōri Kakushō

Experience the unique Japanese art of shōjin-ryōri, holistic vegetarian kaiseki dining in an atmospheric building and garden that's almost 200 years old, surrounded by ancient temples and mountains beyond. Sound dre…
Japanese in Takayama

Jakuson

Pronounced 'Jackson' but having nothing to do with Michael or any of his gang, this unpretentious eatery dishes out some seriously delicious takes on Japanese curry, with a too-tempting range of options that will li…
Cafe in Takayama

iCafe Takayama

Run by the inspiring crew from Satoyama Experience in neighbouring Hida-Furukawa, this new-in-2016 cafe in the slick new-in-2016 Takayama Station is your one-stop shop for all things Hida. It's a great first port of…
French in Takayama

Restaurant Le Midi

One street back from the river, this fancy French restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a Japanese twist. Mouth-watering appetisers include Hida-beef carpaccio and onion gratin soup. Lunch set meals rang…
Noodles in Takayama

Ebisu-Honten

These folks have been making teuchi (handmade) soba since 1898. Try their cold zaru soba to strip it bare and taste the flavour of the noodles. The tororo nameko soba is also very good: noodles in a hot soup with bo…