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Farmers’ Market on the 24th of January

Wed 24 January

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.

Venue

Honmachi Street and Yasukawa Street

Access

10 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Tourism Division of Takayama City(0577-32-3333)


Sake Brewery Tour

Fri 19 January - Sun 3 Mar

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 ○Harada Sake Brewery:Jan 19〜Jan 25 ○Kawashiri Sake Brewery:Jan 26〜Feb 1 ○Niki Sake Brewery:Feb 2〜Feb 8 ○Hirase Sake Brewery:Feb 9〜Feb 15 ○Funasaka Sake Brewery:Feb 16〜Feb 22                                ○Hirata Sake Brewery:Feb 23〜Mar 3

Access

15-20 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama Tourism & Convention Bureau(0577-36-1011)

Reference URL

http://kankou.city.takayama.lg.jp/2000006/2000017/2000115.html


New Year Parade of the Fire Department Brigade

Fri 5 January

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.

Venue

Nishi Elementary school, Takayama

Access

12 minutes walk from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Takayama Fire Headquarters(0577-34-3792)


Hida Takayama New Year’s Firework Festival

Mon 1 January

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.

Venue

Fireworks will be set off from the Alps Sky Park

Access

7 minutes drive from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Takayama New Year's Firework Festival Office(090-6350-8790)


Okagami and Hanamochi Making

Sat 16 December - Sun 17 December

Okagami and Hanamochi are traditional decorations for the New Year’s celebration. They are made of rice cakes and displayed at our homes. Visitors are welcome to see how they are made. It is worth seeing all our staff making them in a large tatami room at the Maeda residence. Anyone can join while listening to old stories.

Venue

Hida Folk Village

Access

10 minutes by bus from the JR Takayama Station

Contact

Hida Folk Village (0577-34-4711)

Reference URL

http://www.hidanosato-tpo.jp/top.html


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