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 Takayama morning market etc. as part of Day 3.
[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
* Day2: Takayama (Evening and night view)
* Day3: Takayama (Morning market) [This article]
* Day3: Hida Furukawa
It was the third day (final day) of my trip to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go.
Breakfast at SPA HOTEL ALPINA
To begin with, I had a breakfast at SPA HOTEL ALPINA where I stayed.
When I visited Hida Takayama two and a half years ago, I stayed at SPA HOTEL ALPINA. This time, I chose the same hotel again.
The reason why I stayed at SPA HOTEL ALPINA again is mainly because the hotel is conveniently located between Takayama station and Sanmachi area and the hotel rate (JPY 6,500) was reasonable.
SPA HOTEL ALPINA is a no-frills hotel and rooms might be felt small for foreign visitors, but it is clean and provides enough facilities. If you are thinking of visiting Hida Takayama, I would recommend SPA HOTEL ALPINA in terms of cost-effectiveness.
Jinaya-mae Market and Sanmachi etc.
I planed to go out to Hida Furukawa from Hida Takayama on the third day. Since I had some free time before departure, I walked for a morning walk.
First, Takayama Jinya. As you can see, the weather was unfortunately cloudy.
In front of Takayama Jinya, there was a morning market.
“Old Town” Sanmachi. Tourists did not show up around this time, so it was calm.
Here are some snap photos.
Miyagawa Morning Market and Sarubobo
Now I arrived at Miyagawa morning market.
There were a lot of tourists as well as local people.
After I looked around shops, I visited a Sarubobo doll shop.
I bought two kinds of Sarubobo dolls. Here are some snap photos of Sarubobo dolls.
Now I moved to Takayama station to leave for Hida Furukawa.
A big Sarubobo doll, which was planed in front of a souvenir shop near Takayama station.
A local express train “Hida”.
I went up to the entrance of Takayama station.
The current station building was built in October 2016, so it’s new.
View from the 2nd floor of the station building.
There were exhibits about Takayama festival.
Let’s go to the platform.
I took a train to move to Hida Furukawa.
That’s it for the article about Takayama morning market etc. as part of Day 3.
It was my second visit to Hida Takayama and I realized Sarubobo is always cute. In my house, I am surrounded by several Sarubobo goods 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Hida Furukawa.