Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go Late Winter Trip Part 6: Walking around “Old Town” (Sanmachi) 2

飛騨高山 さんまち アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go for three days and two nights. This is my second visit to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go since I visited them for the first time in September 2014. In addition, I also went to Hida Furukawa, which is the filming locations of “Your name/Kimi no na wa”, a blockbuster Japanese anime film. In this article, I will write about walking around “Old Town” (Sanmachi) as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day1: Shinjuku – Takayama – Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go (Evening and night view)
* Day2: Shirakawa-go (Morning walk) 
* Day2: Takayama 1
* Day2: Takayama 2 [This article]
* Day2: Takayama (Evening and night view)
* Day3: Takayama (Morning market)
* Day3: Hida Furukawa

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Following the previous post, I will walk around Hida Takayama.

Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine etc.

I went away Sanmachi area and moved to Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. Takaya Festival, which was determined to be registered as a UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage in December 2016, is held twice a year in Spring and Autumn. The Autumn Takayama festival is held atSakurayama Hachimangu Shrine.

A large torii gate along Miyagawa river.。Hida Takayama Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine Torii

There was another torii gate.Hida Takayama Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine1


The main building.Hida Takayama Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine2

There was snow left in the shrine.""

I left the shrine.Hida Takayama Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine3

There are several former wealthy merchants’ houses in this street and they are now kept and showed as museums (Yoshijima Heritage House and Kusakabe Folk Museum).Hida Takayama Yoshijima Heritage House and Kusakabe Folk Museum

Kusakabe Folk Museum.Hida Takayama Kusakabe Folk Museum


This is Hida Takayama’s local mascot character “Hidacchi”.Hida Takayama Hidacchi

Nakabashi Bridge.Hida Takayama Nakabashi Bridge

Then, I will go around Sanmachi area again.

Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren

First, I took a quick break at Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren.""

Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren is a small gallery cafe, which displays local artists’ woodblock prints.

In the cafe.""

I ordered a cup of iced cafe au lait.Hida Takayama Baren1

Art works in the cafe.Hida Takayama Baren2

Hida Takayama Baren3

View of Sanmachi area from the cafe.Hida Takayama Sanmachi Baren

“Old Town” (Sanmachi) snap photos

Then, I went around “Old Town” Sanmaci area again.Hida Takayama Sanmachi1

In the previous article, I took photos of Sanmachi with a wide angle lens (16-35mm). This time, I will take pictures with other lens (50mm and 90mm).

Here are some snap photos of Sanmachi.飛騨高山 さんまち 住真商店1

飛騨高山 さんまち 住真商店2

飛騨高山 さんまち 酒蔵

Hida Takayama Sanmachi2

飛騨高山 さんまち うさぎ舎

Hida Takayama Sanmachi3

飛騨高山 さんまち さるぼぼ1

飛騨高山 さんまち さるぼぼ2

飛騨高山 さんまち 坂口屋

飛騨高山 さんまち 五平餅 みたらし団子

Hida Takayama Sanmachi4

Hida Takayama Sanmachi5



That’s it for the article about walking around “Old Town” (Sanmachi) as part of Day 2.

Regarding Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren, the cafe has two floors and each floor has different atmosphere. There are several cafes in Sanmachi area and I recomemend Hida Print Coffee Shop Baren among them 🙂

In the next article, I will write about evening night view in Hida Takayama.


[Related Link]
Hida Takayama
Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

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