Local farmers sell handcrafts including bamboo baskets, traditional straw hats and wooden tubs at a car free mall. There are other various shops and food. This market has been on the 24th of January since 1872.
Honmachi Street and Yasukawa Street
10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station
Tourism Division of Takayama City（0577-32-3333）
As the old saying goes “a cold area produces good sake”, Takayama has produced unique and good quality sake thanks to its weather, water and rice. Six local sake breweries are opening to the public each week during this period, which is a very rare occasion. Sake tastings are available after the tour guide’s talk. Open: 10:00 – 12:00 / 13:00 – 16:00 ○Hirata Sake Brewery：Jan 13〜Jan 19 ○Harada Sake Brewery：Jan 20〜Jan 26 ○Kawashiri Sake Brewery：Jan 27〜Feb 2 ○Niki Sake Brewery：Feb 3〜Feb 9 ○Hirase Sake Brewery：Feb 10〜Feb 16 ○Funasaka Sake Brewery：Feb 17〜Feb 26
15-20 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station
Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau（0577-36-1011）
This is a traditional event which has taken place for the past 160 years by the local fire department brigade. Visitors can see a parade including vigorous “maikomi” and “makikomi” with the sound of bugles.
Nishi Elementary school, Takayama
12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station
Takayama Fire Headquarters（0577-34-3792）
Fireworks will be set off on New Year’s night from the Alps Sky Park. They can be seen in the West from the center of Takayama.
Fireworks will be set off from the Alps Sky Park
7 minutes drive from the JR Takayama Station
Hida Takayama New Year's Firework Festival Office（090-6350-8790）
Enjoy walking in the old town area beautifully illuminated by lanterns on a silent winter night.
Old Town (Furui machi nami)
12 minutes walk from JR Takayama Station
Hida Takayama Ryokan Hotel Cooperative Association（0577-57-9800）