Hida Takayama, Japan

Somewhere Street

49m 00s
Broadcast on November 4, 2018 Available until June 5, 2023

Located in the foothills of Japan's Northern Alps and surrounded by forests is the city of Hida Takayama. Known as Hida's "Little Kyoto," Takayama's old town, retains a traditional touch with its streets lined with wooden buildings. During the spring and fall, the city hosts the celebrated Takayama Festival featuring a parade of large floats, which has been added to UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a popular tourist destination. In this episode we explore Hida Takayama and meet its residents who love their traditions and their distinctive culture.

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