July 15, 2017

Yukata event in Takayama

From today and until the 11th of September in Hida Takayama
you can enjoy strolling in the old town wearing yukata.

The event is offering great price for the yukata rent and also coupon in more than 40 places around the city. Another event is a photography contest with the theme : "Hida Takayama" and "Nippon", and "Summer". The photography can be lansdcape or portrait. The contest is on Intragram with #hidasummerphoto or #飛騨夏フォトコン.

The yukata can be rent in two locations.
The closest one from our hostel is :

kimono NAKADA
since 1876 
2-78 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu 
506-0011 Japan
TEL  (0577)32-0159
FAX  (0577)32-8801
OPEN  10am ~ 7pm
CLOSED  on Tuesday
Reservations for rent a kimono

The price is from 3,500 yen and they have 10 yukata from woman and 5 for man. This price is including yukata, geta, a small bag and a small hair accessory. The price for the help to wear a yukata that you bring is from 1,500 yen.

Let's enjoy the Summer !

June 9, 2017

Takayama Ultra-Marathon

Do you like running ?
How about running 100 km ?

This is the ultra marathon !

Marathon map

Takayama is holding its 6th ultra marathon this year.
Known as one of the most hard marathon due to its sloping course, approximately 3,000 persons participate to this edition.

When : 2017 June, 11 (Sunday)
start at 4:45 finish at 18:45 (for 100km)
start at 5:15 finish at 16:15 (for 72km)

Where : All around Takayama !
From Big Arena through the old streets to the ski station and back

Even if you do not run, please cheer the runner and enjoy the great ambient.

May 25, 2017

Hida no Aji Matsuri : Spring

The "Hida no Aji Matsuri" is held for each season in Takayama. This is the opportunity to try the Hida flavour enjoying a walk in the city and feel the warm welcome from the people of Takayama.
Do not be surprise to be stop by someone
calling you in English here !
Everyone is always trying their best with a smile.

This month let's enjoy the spring flavour !

When : May, 27 - 9:00 to 17:00 // May, 28 - 9:00 to 16:00
Where : On the Honmachi street

May 2, 2017

Kimono walk in Takayama

During all this month on Saturday, Sunday and holidays you can enjoy walking in Takayama wearing a beautiful kimono (for women) or a kamishimo (for men). The experience last 2 hours for 2,000 yen. The price include the kimono rental, and a tourist pass offering you to visit for free the Jinya and Hida Folk village and get discount to other tourist spots. You will also get a memorial pictures of you wearing kimono in front of the main bridge of Takayama : Nakabashi, the red bridge.

Flow of experience

  1. Choose your favorite Kamishimo (for men) or Kimono (for women) and wear it.
  2. Take off for sightseeing town, carrying a sightseeing pass.
  3. Memorial photo is presented to you.
  4. Return costume and pass.

Fee2,000 yen for 2 hours (After 2 hours, 500 yen is charged in every 30 minutes.)

Facility info : Nakabashi Bridge Tourist Information center

1-2 Hon-machi, Takayama City
12 min. walk from JR Takayama station
Contact: Tourist Division of Takayama City Hall

April 30, 2017

Re-openning of the Alps

Spring as finally come here too.

The cherry blossom season is almost over here in Takayama.
However, some farther place in the mountains are still blooming !

And now that spring is over flowing to summer the snow is melting and the alpine roads re-open !


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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine  Road re-opens on the 15th of April.
A lot of snow is still covering the top part of the course.
If you go there bring warm clothes and shoes.

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The majestic Kamikochi valley re-opens on the 17th of April while the openning ceremony was hold on the 24th. The valley is walkable but you still have snow on the top.

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The highest road in the Japanese Alps will re-open on the 15th of May.

April 10, 2017

Spring festival

 One of the three most beautiful festival in Japan !

Registered as a UNESCO world heritage since last year.

The festival is a most to see at Takayama on April.
Let's enjoy the floats and mikoshi parade in the old street and along the river.
Do not miss the "Karakuri" show, on the top of four of the floats enjoy a traditionnal puppets show - sometimes more than 10 men are needed to perform.

The show can be seen on the 14th between 10:00~10:50 then 14:00~14:50, and on the 15th between 11:00~11:50 then 14:30~15:20.

However the must see of the Spring Festival is the night parade on the 14th night from 18:30 to 21:00. The parade is departing form Shinmei-machi going north up to Uenomachi and then turning on the Yasugawa avenue.

Let's enjoy the Spring Festival !

March 10, 2017

Shizukumiya Festival

Let's enjoy a Sake Festival on this end of winter !

Do not miss the sake barrel mikoshi, portable shrine, carried by the local youth. Colorful, and full of energetic people, the parade is a must to see ! Children from sport clubs also participate, feel the local atmosphere of this festival.

The Taiko performance and hand-held fireworks are also event to watch at Miyagawa !

And then why do you not try the local sake : “Kami no shizuku” sake, and browse many food stalls.


WHERE  : In front of Jinya, Along Miyagawa river
WHEN : 9;55 in front of Jinya
12:25 along Miyagawa river
13:50 in front of Jinya
14:20 Kanpai
WHAT : parade, market, sake, taiko performance

All photographies from http://ameblo.jp/shizukumiya/