A full day in Takayama with many attractions to experience. Before your tour guide escorts the group to Hida No Sato Folk Village you may want to get up a little early and visit the morning market where they sell crafts and locally grown fruits and veggies. At Hida No Sato you can see the famous steeply shaped roofs of the Takayama traditional farmhouse. After the Hida No Sato visit you are free to visit the Sukyo Mahikari Temple (quite a site!) or take a nice walk through Takayama's sub-burbs along the Higashiyama Walking Course.
About the Destinations
Hida Folk Village (Theme Park): The Hida Folk Village is an "Open-Air Museum" in Takayama Japan that contains around 25 old farmhouses in the traditional architectural style of the mountainous regions of Japan. The farmhouses have "steeply" thatched roofs making them very picturesque.
Sukyo Mahikari (Shrine): Sukyo Mahikari is a religion (not well know but has over a million followers), founded in 1959 by Kotama Okada, a Japanese national. This Sukyo Mahikari "Temple" is their huge and gorgeos "Main Branch" building in Takamatsu.
Higashiyama Walking Course (Area): A 3.5 kilometer long walk through the sub-burbs of Takayama which passes by more than a dozen temples and shrines, the ruins of Takayama Castle and ordinary scenes or rural Japanese life.