Japan - Takayama3 days & 2 nights, Spotlight Journey
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Board the iconic bullet train for the incredibly scenic journey to the city of Takayama and your traditional ryokan. In Takayama, browse for treasures at the local markets, visit a sake brewery, and get to know a bit about the traditional architecture of the Hida region in a beautiful open-air museum.
Day 1Arrive Takayama
Today, depart Tokyo for Takayama by rail via the world-famous Shinkansen bullet train and the Limited Express Hida Wide View train (one of the most scenic train journeys in Japan). Upon arrival, you will be met by your Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your ryokan.Koto No Yume Ryokan - 2 Nights
Begin your day at Miyagawa Market and browse the stalls, which sell everything from local produce to handcrafts and flowers. Walk the district of San-machi Suji, the traditional home of Takayama merchants and sake establishments, where the homes and inns have been painstakingly preserved. Visit Takayama Jinya museum and stop at a local sake shop for a taste of Takayama's renowned variety of traditional rice wine. End your exploration with a visit to the Hida Folk Village, a beautiful open-air museum that exhibits more than 30 traditional houses from the Hida region.Koto No Yume Ryokan (B, D)
Day 3Depart Takayama
Enjoy the morning at leisure before returning to the train station for your journey back to Tokyo or onto your next destination.(B)