Around a Mountain Town – Part 2

Takayama is a town of two halves. From above, it looks in every way a modern town.

Around Takayama

But in its heart is a very old town.

Around Takayama

Around Takayama

The town was founded in the 17th Century, and being surrounded by 3,000 metre high mountains, was virtually cut-off from the outside world during the long winter months. The buildings in the old town are low to the ground, and the weathered wood gives the town a very earthy, cosy feel. Very different from imperial Kyoto, or even Kawaguchiko where you can see the sacred Mount Fuji from every street.

Around Takayama

Around Takayama

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