Arrival in Takayama
Arriving in Takayama, you’ll settle into your quaint hotel to check in. You can spend the afternoon walking back through the ages, admiring the 17th century architecture and wealth of museums, galleries and temples. Take a stroll along the river before dipping into a local restaurant to try some of this region’s famous Hida beef.
Market Visit, Cooking Class & Free time
This morning you’ll begin your day learning all about traditional plants and herbs in a local market before delving into the art of Japanese cuisine. meet time is your own. You’ll be shown the very basics of cooking and learn about the link between Japanese culture before enjoying a tasty lunch. In your free time today why not take a stroll down to the picturesque riverside or visit the excellent Museum of Modern Art.
Sadly it’s time to leave Takayama today. You’ll head back to the station, ready continue on to the next stop on your Japanese odyssey.
Takayama is well known for its festivals: Takayama Matsuri on 14th-15th April and Hachiman Matsuri on 9th-10th October. If you’re planning to attend, we recommend booking at least 6 months in advance.
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