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Takayama Japan for Japan Travel Packages (JapanTravelPackages.com)

Takayama (in Japanese: 高山市, Takayama Shi) is a city in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is well known for its "Old Town" feel in the "Sannomachi" area (see map below), the "Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village" (or know in the Western World as "Hida Folk Villiage"), nearby Shirakawa-go (a "Real" town with traditional structures) and being in the "heart" of the Japanese Alps with some beautiful high mountain scenery. The area was settled by inhabitants as far back at the Jomon Period (thousands of years ago) but the current town and its culture took shape at the end of the 16th century, when the Kanamori clan built Takayama Castle.