About Takayama


Present Takayama city was formed on 1 Feb. 2005 as a result of merging 9 surrounding towns and villages to the former Takayama city. Due to this merger, Takayama city has become the largest municipality in terms of its area in Japan, exceeding the largest city, Shizuoka, the largest town, Ashoro, and the largest village, Rubetsu. Moreover, Takayama city is larger than Kagawa and Osaka prefectures, and is almost as the same area size as Tokyo metropolitan excluding islands. Takayama city is the only municipality in Japan that is larger than a prefecture in terms of its geographical size. However, inhabitable land is limited as 92% of its area is occupied by mountain forest. In the center of former Takayama city, a castle and merchant towns from the Edo Period have been maintained to today. Due to its landscape, the region is called Little Kyoto in Hida region. In sightseeing guides, the region is introduced as Hida Takayama, attracting a large number of visitors from across Japan every year. Recently, Hida Takayama was introduced as a town maintaining an original landscape of Japan, and the number of tourists from overseas is on the increase as well. Hida Takayama has acquired 3 stars in the French Michelin practical guidebook “Voyager Pratique Japon” as a must visit sightseeing spot.


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Tourist Information

There is a Travel Information booth of Hida Takayama in front of JR Takayama Station Exit.
You can get free guide maps and brochures in English or other langages.

1-1 Showa-Machi Takayama-City
Phone: +81-(0)577-32-5328
Open hour
  8:30~18:30 Apr.1 to Oct. 31
  8:30~17:00 Nov.1 to Mar.31

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One of the widest basins here is the Takayama Basin. A peculiarity of the climate is the vast difference in temperature between night and day thru the year.
With a heavy snowfall, the winter is extremely cold, and at its coldest, temperatures have been known to reach 15 degrees below freezing.
On summer days, the dazzling sunlight is often potent, but because the humidity is low, you can feel refreshment of body and mind. Usually nighttime is much cooler than daytime.

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The voltage in Japan is 100 Volt, which is different from North America (110V), Central Europe (220V) and most other regions of the world. Japanese electrical plugs have two, non-polarized pins.

The frequency of electric current is 50 Hertz in Eastern Japan (including Tokyo, Yokohama, Tohoku, Hokkaido) and 60 Hertz in Western Japan (including Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Kyushu), however this frequency difference affects only sensitive equipment.

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Business Hour

  Monday thru Friday 9:00~15:00
  *Only Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Every day Plaza opens 365 days.
Super market
  Breakfast 7:00~11:00
  Lunch 11:00~14:00
  Dinner 17:00~22:00
During wintertime, many shops are closed their business in earlier time.

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From Japan to Abroad
 1.Dial the international dialing access code (010).
 2.Dial the country code of the country you are calling.
 3.If the number starts with a 0, drop the 0 and dial everything else.

From Abroad to Japan
 1.Dial the international dialing access code (typically 00, 011 or 0011)
 2.Dial Japan's country code (81).
 3.If the number starts with a 0, drop the 0 and dial everything else.



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Postal Services

Post offices provide a range of postal services including the shipping of post cards, letters, parcels and registered mail as well as savings and insurance services. Door-to-door delivery services, known as takuhaibin, are also provided by various companies other than the post office.
Mailboxes are red.
Takayama Post Office
5-95-1 Nada-Cho Takayama City
Postal service
  Monday thru Friday 9:00~19:00
Money exchange
  Monday thru Friday 9:00~16:00
  Monday thru Friday 8:00~21:00 Saturday 9:00~19:00 Sunday and holidays 9:00~19:00
There are 8 smaller post offices in Takayama as bellow.
Okamoto Post Office
Kami Ichino Machi Post Office
San No Post Office
Nada Post Office
Hachiman Post Office
Hozue Eki Mae Post Office
Midori Ga Oka Post Office
Rengo Bashi Post Office

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Internet / E-mail

Many hotels and ryokans have more than one computer for their guest use as free or charged. If you are interested in Internet cafe in Takayama, there is one along route 41.

Free Internet
 Hida Takayama Tourist Information Office, Takayama City Hall, Kansho-Kan (Library), Takayama Public Cultural Hall

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Takayama Red Cross Hospital
  Phone 0577-32-1111 3-11
  Tenman-Cho Takayama
Kumiai Kose Byoin Hospital (General Hospital)
  Phone 0577-32-1115
  5-68 Ojinmachi Takayama

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Ambulance / Fire


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