Journey Into Japan - 2019
Behind the tourist façade
Denver Takayama Sister Cities


Introducing Takayama

Takayama is a smallish city (population reported variously from 60,000 to 96,000+ ) in the Hida mountains, part of the range informally called the Japanese Alps, not far from Nagano (site of the 1998 winter Olympic Games).

Information on our lodgings in Takayama and possible things to do is here.


Denver sister city relationship since 1960!
City of Denver Park

A charming town with lots of classic Japanese style
Old Town

Unique cuisine

Hida BeefHida Beef      Miso on Magnolia Leaf  Miso on Magnolia Leaf      Hida chuka  Local noodles



Hida Folk Village - collections of farm buildings from all over Japan
Hida Village


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