Hida Takayama in Gifu Prefecture still has its historic buildings and culture in the Edo period, such as the old town and the Takayama Jinya and Morning Market. The Festival Float of Takayama Festival Museum exhibits the festival floats of the Spring and Autumn Takayama Festival, which began in the mid-1600s, and gives you a glimpse of Hida’s craftsmanship. Also, “Hida no Sato” or “Once Upon a Time in Japan” that reproduces the life of the mountain village of Hida, such as Gassho-zukari (a house built of wooden beams combined to form a steep that reeds two hands together).
At the center of the castle town, Takayama’s Uemachi, which developed as a merchant town, and Sitamachi’s three lines are said to be “old towns” and are the main spots for Hida Takayama sightseeing. Under the eaves of “Degoshi” (latticed bay window), water flows and “Sakabayashi” (a large ornamental ball made with cedar leaves) with a cedar leaf in the Japanese sake shop is down, and the quaint townhouses are in a row . There are also a large number of well-established miso shops, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. It is also a fun area to eat and drink specialties such as Mitarashi dumplings.
The feature of Hida Takayama Onsen is that you can enjoy different spring quality depending on the hotel. Because the lodgings are dotted around the popular spot “Sanmachi Street” in Hida Takayama, it is also a nice point that it is easy to go sightseeing from the accommodation.
It is said that bicarbonate hot spring and sulfur hot spring are effective for skin care such as cleansing and stain prevention, and it is difficult to cool chloride hot spring and it can be expected to have moisturizing and heat retention effects. Because the quality and effect will vary depending on the quality of the spring, you should consider along with the location of the bath.
Foot bath facilities are set up in front of the entrance of “Hidahanasato no Yu Takayama Roan” which is a 2-minute walk from Takayama Station. The spring quality is said to be effective for indications such as coldiness and fatigue recovery “Sodium-chloride hot spring”. In spring, the cherry blossoms planted in the site will be at their best, and you can enjoy the cherry blossom viewing while soaking in footbath.
It is close to the station and can be used free of charge for those who are not staying. You may want to heal the fatigue of a long trip, or try to refresh in the middle of Hida Takayama sightseeing, according to various scenes.
Named “the Small Kyoto of Hida”
“Hida Takayama” of Gifu, that is named “the Small Kyoto of Hida”. The old-fashioned cityscape letting you feel romance attracts domestic and foreign many tourists.
Hida Takayama Onsen (hot spring) that sprang out newly in Takayama. The temperature of the source is 30-35 degrees, so it is little cold. The spring quality is sodium, chloride, hydrogen chlorine carbonate. The effect is neuralgia, muscular pain, arthritic pain, oversensitivity to cold, recovery from fatigue, etc. It is water-clear and smells sulfur faintly.
You can taste the feeling to time travel to the old days in Japan
Speaking of charm of Hida Takayama, it is old-fashioned cityscape, which you can taste the feeling that seemed to time travel to the old days. Three rows of houses, the center of a castle town, kamimachi and shitamachi that developed as a merchant town area, are united and it is called “The Old Rows of Houses.” The nostalgic atmosphere is good to walk in kimono.
The figure of a castle town, the merchant’s family town since the Edo era is kept in good condition in the central city area of Takayama-shi and is called “small Kyoto of Hida” due to the wonderfulness of its sight.
The best healing spot in Hida Takayama
Many famous places of a hot spring exist in Okuhida, and they are generically called the Okuhida hot-spring village.
The Hirayu Onsen hot spring is the oldest hot-springs resort in Okuhida Onsengo.
The Hirayu Onsen is the best healing spot in Hida Takayama that can enjoy a hot spring in beautiful nature which vanity turns by the time to visit.
The visionary scene spreads in winter
About thirty typical private houses in Hida, such as a Gassho-zukuri style roof (a house built of wooden beams combined to form a steep thatched roof that resembles two hands together) and a roof of Kurebuki (shingled roof), stand in a row, the village in Hida is a museum of the private house which forms old agricultural area filled with natural beauty.
In rich nature of Satoyama (outskirt of country), the seasonal special event is also performed. It is also lit up and a visionary scene spreads in winter.
There is much charm not only traditional rows of houses
There is much charm, such as not only traditional rows of houses in character with Japan, but Nature, a hot spring, etc.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Hida-Takayama Onsen (Hot Spring Town)|
|Address:||Kami3-machi Takayama, Gifu 506-0846 Japan|
|Access:||Takayama-honsen Line “Takayama-eki” station (10 minutes walk)|
|Tel:||(+81)577-32-3333 (Takayama-shi Tourism Department)|