Takayama November 15th 2013 It's a bit of an arduous journey to get to Takayama from Tsumago. Both are deep in the mountains of the Gifu prefecture. We had to travel all the way back east to Nagoya and then venture west again on another line again to get to Takayama. The scenery made the troubles worthwhile.
Takayama is a bit of a Japanese hillbilly town. If rednecks are in Japan, they live around the hills here. But ... read more
Asia » Japan » Gifu » Takayama » Hida In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more