Uploaded on Oct 28, 2011
Takayama is a city located in Gifu, Japan.
The town and its culture, as they exist today, took shape at the end of the 16th century, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle .About a hundred years later the city came under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate .However, the high altitude and separation from other areas of Japan kept the area fairly isolated, allowing Takayama to develop its own culture over about a 300-year period.
Takayama has a nice morning market near the river in the center of town.
Takayama is known for its local foods, including sansai (mountain vegetables) and wasakana (river fish) as well as its ramen, dango(skewered rice dumplings in a sweet soy glaze), gohei-mochi(rice cake with miso and sesame), sake, dagashi(cheap sweets), aka-kabura(pickeld turnip), tsukemono steak(grilled pickles), beef and hoba miso(magnolia leaves grilled with miso and negi).
You are very welcome always to visit Takayama !