Old streets with a distinct atmosphere, local gourmet foods, and Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site.
Old township in Hida-Takayama is a nationally important historical structure preservation area. There are in fact three towns in Town Village where mansions from the Edo period are still standing. Lined with sake breweries and shops, the area still retains the unique atmosphere of a historic castle town.
Gokayama's historic thatched-roof houses were registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The village has preserved the original landscape of Japan since ancient times.
You can see the buildings unique to this snow-ridden area. Thatched roof houses are known for their characteristic triangular shape.
Be sure to visit Ainokura Village, which has 24 houses with the magnificent mountain as the backdrop, or Suganuma Village, which has 9 houses. You can also have a tour inside the house, which is an important cultural property, and learn about the area’s history and culture.