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Takayama, also called Hida-Takayama, has a really unique and cozy atmosphere that we did not experience anywhere else in Japan. Narrow cobblestoned streets lined with charming old wooden houses and a nice and calm river that runs through the city, Ryokans, hillside shrines and temples, Onsens, and several museums makes Takayama a real must-visit place … Read more

Last updated Oct 14, 2018 31 Comments

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The Japanese Village Time Forgot – Shirakawa-go

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Sep 8, 2020

We ‘re only about 50-minutes from the city Takayama, but it feels like we have stepped back in time, back to the Edo period and the highlight of Japanese culture. A time of shoguns and samurais, a time that has inspired countless books and movies.

1000 Little Fluffy Guys – The Hida Takayama Teddybear Museum

by Maria Wulff Hauglann| Last updated Sep 26, 2018

The international Teddy Bear Museum is the cutest museum we have ever been to! Can you imagine stepping into a house packed with thousands of fluffy cute teddy bears from all over the world?!?! Nope, me neither, that`s why we had to check it out while we were in Takyama.

And the museum did not disappoint a teddy bear lover like me! 🙂

The Japanese hot springs bath or Onsen, is one of the great staples of Japanese culture. Naturally gifted with more than 4000 natural hot springs created by volcanic activity, Japan is the hot spring enthusiast dream destination.

While visiting an Onsen is an essential part of any visit to Japan, the Japanese have their own ways of doing things. Learn all the Onsen rules here to avoid the embarrassment!