Takayama as we see it
Takayama has a long history as the source of timber for temples and houses all over
Japan. Located in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu prefecture, this town has retained
its picturesque quality. Takayama is Denver's Japanese Sister City and the relationship
has been going since 1961.
In most of the other cities we visit, we will be staying in Western style hotels. In Takayama
we are planning to stay in a pension.
We will be staying at
The Open Heart Pension.
The pension is owned by the Hirakawa famiy, and Mr. Hirakawa (Osamu) is the vice-president
of the Takayama Denver Friendship Association.
Some things to do in Takayama
Here is a list of some suggested sites to see / things
to do in Takayama. Feel free to suggest additions. When we are in
Takayama, this will be our first source in deciding what we'd like
to do next. Items marked with a red asterisk (*)
are among the World Heritage Sites in Japan.