How to go from Nagoya to Takayama ?

Amazing scenery from the train and traditionnal villages

access to takayama with the wide view train hida 

Discover Gifu with a japan Rail PAss
Accessible with a Japan Rail Pass,  the Limited Express ‘Wide View’ Hida trains ply the route from Nagoya to Takayama and Toyama. As you are near Takayama, it offers some amazing scenery. One of the ten best views by train in Japan !
0KM - NAGOYA stationNagoya station is a hub for many routes : Kyoto,Tokyo, Shingu, Matsumoto.

30 km - 0H18 - GIFU STationGifu is most famous for the cormorant fishing that takes place in the evenings from late spring through to late autumn.The river is lit by flaming torches and is a very impressive sight when combined with the fishermen in traditional dress.

Don’t be worried that your seat is backwards facing when you board, the train changes direction at Gifu Station.
A traditional house in Takayama
58 KM - 0H39 - MINOOTA STATIONIf you would rather not go all the way into Nagoya for a connection to Matsumoto, you can change here and cross on a local line to Tajimi. Be sure to check timetables on hyperdia before doing this. 
83 KM - 1H14  - shirakawaguchi stationDespite the similar name, do not get off here if you are planning to visit Shirakawago. Stay on the train until Takayama, from where you can take a bus.
97 KM - 1H16- HIDA-KANAYAMA STATIONA small town nestled in the mountains,where life ticks by in a relaxed fashion.
Takayama village with your Japan Rail Pass
118 km- 1H30 - GERO station
Home to one of the top three onsen in Japan during the Edo period. A free public onsen is available just next to the river(not for the shy!).

127 km - 2H02 - HIDA-HAGIWARA & HIDA-OSAKA station Administered as part of Gero City these residential areas follow the river northwards up the valley.
167 km -2H13 - TAKAYAMA station
discover takayama
What to see in Takayama ?

What to see ?

This traditional Japanese building was used as government offices until 1969 and is now open to the public and is a very good way of understanding how the old traditions of Japan were easily integrated into modern life.
Open daily, Mar-Oct, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m, Nov-Feb. 8:45 to 4:30 p.m. (closed Dec 29th, 31 st, Jan 1st), ¥430, free for high school students and under.

Held twice a year, in April and October, this is one of the most famous festivals in Japan and is popular with visitors from all over the world. The magnificent floats are among the best in the country. If you are planning to stay in Takayama during the festival, be sure to book early.

On the outskirts of the town, typical farmhouses with thatched roofs will plunge you into the former rural Japan. The recreated village exhibits folk objects and is also home to craft workshops.
Access: 30-minute walk from the train station, or 10 minutes by bus.There is a combined bus and museum entry pass for ¥900.

Discover also Japan Experience rental house in Takayama.
Where to stay in Takayama ?

Where to Stay ?

A perfect mix of hotel comfortand charming traditional Japanese-style rooms. Located a fewminutes (3 min) on foot from JR Takayama Station.
4-126 Hanasato-machi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-0026
Tel: 05-7737-2230/ www.hotespa.net/hotels/takayama

Only a six minute walk from Takayama train station, this hotel provides comfortable rooms with traditional decoration.
2-96-2 Hatsudamachi, Takayama, Gifu, 506-0008
Tel: 0577-33-5551/www.yado-asunaro.com/en-top
Where to eat in Takayama ?

Where to eat ?

Taste Gifu Prefecture’s famous Hida Beef and grillit right at your own table. From Takayama Station, head left and then turn right onto Kokubunji-dori. Maruaki is just before thenext traffic light.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tel: 05-7735-5858/ www.hidagyu-maruaki.co.jp/

Japanese food in an intimate, laid-back setting.From the station, go down Ekimae Chuo-dori and take the 7th left onto a small street. Ebihachi is on the left.
Open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., closed Wednesdays.
Tel: 05-7734-6806

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