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Miyagawa Morning Market - Gifu

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Located along Miyagawa (River) in Takayama City in Gifu Prefecture, Miyagawa Morning Market is one of the two  asaichi  or morning markets found in the city. The other one is the Jinya-mae market in front of the Takayama Jinya. Miyagawa Morning Market Miyagawa Morning Market History The morning markets of Takayama is known for its plethora of products like local crafts, local snacks, and farm produce. Unlike the regular souvenir stores and markets, the products sold in the morning market are mostly crafted or grown by the people who sell them. Miyagawa Morning Market - Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture The market is located in a narrow street beside the river A kakasa preparing her products Gotta love those carp hanging across the river Know when to visit Takayama's Morning Market was said to have started during the Edo period when local silk farmers started to sell leaves of mulberry trees near Takayama Jinja. It, later on, evolved when the wives of these fa

Sanmachi Suji (Takayama Old Town) - Gifu

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Located in the City of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture, Sanmachi Suji is a historic district where one can experience the atmosphere and life in Takayama during the Edo Period.  Sanmachi Suji District  Sanmachi Suji / Takayama Old Town History Also called Takayama Old Town , Sanmachi Suji district has been designated as a Nationally Designated Important Historical Building Preservation Area . This means that all the structures in the district are traditional buildings, some of which are actually 400 years old. Presently, many of these traditional structures serve as merchant houses and shops where one can buy a plethora of unique local products while some of the old houses serve as restaurants, galleries, and museums. These are all found in the  district's three streets namely Ichi-no-machi , Ni-no-machi , and San-machi .  Let's cross the Nakabashi Bridge Gotta check out Takayama 's tourist map first Let's try out Takayama 's rickshaw AKA Ebisutaigumi

Takayama City - Gifu

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Located in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture, Takayama City  ( 高山 ) is said to be in the heart of the Japanese Alps. It also currently has the largest geographic area of any municipality in Japan . Takayama City  ( 高山 ) Takayama City History Takayama City is also called Hida-Takayama in reference to the old Hida province and also to differentiate it from other places in Japan with the same name. The name  Takayama  means "tall mountain", probably in reference to the mountains that surround it.  Takayama City's famed Sanmachi Suji Part of the town near the Old Town District as seen from our room in the hotel Walking the streets of Takayama City Crossing the Nakabashi Bridge The history of the creation of Takayama started with its establishment in 1889. During that time, it was the most populous municipality in Gifu Prefecture. In 1936, the town merged with the town of Onada forming the city of Takayama. It continued to grow as it annexed the villag

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