Takayama restaurants

Top Choice Shokudo in Takayama

Kyōya

This traditional eatery, a Takayama institution, specialises in regional dishes such as hoba-miso (sweet miso paste grilled on a magnolia leaf) and Hida-gyū (beef) soba. Seating is on tatami mats around long charcoa…
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 arti…
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 (including transcendent gyōza) in a traditional…
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…
Burgers in Takayama

Center4 Hamburgers

Word has spread that this Japanese couple are living their dream and 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 homestyl…
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 Takayama Station is your one-stop shop for all things Hida. It's a great first port of call as you…
French in Takayama

Restaurant Le Midi

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

Nanairo Ramen

This workmanlike ramen joint is a little grubby, but that kind of authenticity, where locals come to drink and dine, is part of its charm: it's smoky, beery, friendly and fun. The real appeal lies in the steaming, o…
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 tempting range of options that may lure yo…