- Take a break from the bustling streets of Nagoya City and go on a trip to see Takayama and Shirakawa-go
- Go on a lovely stroll around Takayama’s old town and admire the quaint architecture and historical sites
- If you have some cash to spare, you can taste the local cuisine and try top-grade Hida Beef dishes
- Travel to the humble village of Shirakawa-go and marvel at the many gassho zukuri houses lined up all around it
Looking to go beyond the city and discover Japan’s rural wonders? Book through Klook and go on a trip from Nagoya to see the city of Takayama as well as the quaint village of Shirakawa-go. The former is located in the Hida region in the Gifu Prefecture. Though it’s considered as a city, it isn’t like the kind most people are accustomed to. The designs of the buildings and houses are traditional, especially in the old town area. You can go for a relaxing stroll around the city and admire the architecture and the historical sites that you can visit, like the Higashiyama Walk and the Takayama Jinya. If you have some money to spare, you can even try out the local cuisine; do make sure to try out Hida Beef-based dishes! The latter is known for the many gassho zukuri houses that are lined up all around it. These houses are over hundreds of years old and their design is said to resemble the clasped hands of monks in prayer. One of the houses serves as a museum that promotes silk farming culture; you can check it out to see how silk worms are cultivated inside it. This is a must for culture enthusiasts looking to see the rural side of Japan.