Takayama is inland and up in the mountains, north of Nagoya so we had a very long journey to get there from Naoshima Island.
We stayed at J'Hoppers hostel and really recommend it. Very friendly staff and bigger rooms than most places. Plus it is very centrally placed in the town.
Takayama is cooler so was right at the start of the cherry blossom season.. The weather was great but freezing cold.
Cherry blossom (sakura) and sakura family crest on the door of a shrine in Takayama.
One of the streets in the old town area of takayama.
At Hida Folk Village we were able to see how the old farm houses were constructed. They are all lashed together using no nails. Bet our scouts couldn't do that!