Hida-Takayama has preserved the feeling of a castle town, and is famous for its Sanno-machi historic district.
Furui Machinami (Old Private House)
It literally is filled with every Japanese items or souvenir imaginable.
Its mascot is sarubobo, which is faceless baby monkey dolls
It’s traditionally red colored and were made by grandparents to bring happiness and good luck to their grandchildren. Today, you can see it in variety of colors, sizes, and presentations.
There used to be 60 regional headquarters during the Edo period in Japan. Now, Takayama Jinya, a historical government house, is the only original one existing today.
I do suggest to visit here during winter when snow are powdering the area.
More of these snows later. 😉
I ended the trip to this are with a delicious Hida-Takayama ramen noodles. 🙂