Takayama Images Gallery { 19 images } Created 12 May 2009

Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, which has retained a traditional touch like few other Japanese cities, especially in its beautifully preserved old town.
Takayama gained importance as a source of high quality timber and highly skilled carpenters during the feudal ages and built many of the fine temples, homes and buildings in Kyoto as well as in their home town of Takayama.
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