Takayama is a pleasant city for a stroll
2. It Offers Tourist-Friendly Sites
There are not too many high-rises in the city center. Instead, the commercial buildings tend to be two to three-stories high. It is quite clear that most businesses thrive in tourism and local consumerism. Everywhere we went, we always encountered pubs, bars, restaurants and shops selling all sorts of items. The city is also packed with shrines, temples, museums and galleries that make sightseeing here absolutely enjoyable.
Getting up early in the morning may not sound too enticing when you’re on vacation, but it can be quite worthwhile if you’re heading out to Takayama’s morning markets, locally called Asa-ichi. The two more prominent ones include the Jinya-mae Morning Market and the Miya-gawa Morning Market. Both are only a five-minute walk from each other. You can find Jinya-mae right in front of Takayama-jinya; while Miya-gawa is situated along the east bank of Miya-gawa River. The morning markets feature various stalls selling snacks, local crafts and fresh produce. The Fuji Apple bought from these markets, are some of the best we have ever had, not to mention that they are sold cheaper here than at supermarkets.