Takayama Images 19 images Created 12 May 2009
Takayama is a city in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture. The town 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. Today the town is often used as movie set for its old Japan look, thanks to its preserved streets and buildings.