Nestled in the heights of the Japanese Alps, Takayama occupies a lovely realm where tradition and heritage meet dramatic mountain landscapes. Wander down atmospheric alleys lined with traditional merchant houses, visit the local tofu maker, and indulge in beautifully presented kaiseki meals. Be completely immersed in Japanese culture with an unforgettable stay at a mountain ryokan (traditional Japanese inn), where the yukata and futon await you after a soothing dip in a steaming-hot onsen. A private Takayama tour offers a rustic mountain escape with culture to spare. Check out our sample itineraries and get invaluable insights to start planning your rustic getaway in Takayama.