The city of Takayama, situated in the Sanmachi Suji district, is the heart of Japan’s inland mountain culture. The city is famous for its marvelous old homes, incredible seasonal festivals and, ancient temples and shrines. It takes one full day to complete the important sightseeing in the city, but a two-day trip enables you to make a small trip to a nearby town. One of the major attractions is the amazing Hida beef recipe that you can enjoy in your lunch and dinner, along with grilled vegetables with miso paste. So, the scenic beauty, warmth, and tasty food are the prime reasons to have Japan family tours in the city of Takayama.
The Edo period in the sixteenth century was the time for stability, economic growth, and the development of arts and culture across Japan. Takayama, a place covered with mountains, nurtured and retained the ancient customs due to its remoteness. The citizens adopted and carried out ancient livelihood like sake brewing, lacquer ware, carpentry, and pottery. You can have a cultural experience by choosing to stay in the traditional wooden Japanese inn. It will take you to the times of samurais while visiting the narrow lanes of Sanmachi Suji town lined with exquisitely preserved merchant houses. You can see all the important sites of the town on foot or by bicycle but chartered buses and guided rickshaw tours are also available.
Hida Gyu is a beef obtained from a specific Japanese breed of cattle raised in the pastures of Gifu for fourteen months. The beef needs to have a certification and grading on its texture and firmness that ensures the highest quality. If you are not a fan of beef, there are other options like 6takayama style ramen, excellent sushi in the local restaurants, and Japanese curry. The generous merchants provide samples of fruits and pickled vegetables alongside the Takayama Jinya and Miyagawa river market. The street food stalls serve chewy rice balls in skewer coated in soy sauce that goes as an excellent side dish forsake.