|Takayama's old town is beautifully preserved.|
The city dates back to the late 17th century and has a wealth of temples, museums and galleries for a town of its size. Takayama's old town is beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants.
The biannual Takayama Matsuri, held in spring (April 14 and 15) and autumn (October 9 and 10), is regarded as among Japan's most beautiful festivals, attracting large crowds.
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall.
Sakurayama Hachiman-gu shrine.
Sarubobo dolls - for happiness and good health.
Everyone has fun in Takayama, even when it snows.
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