First stop is SanMachi or Furui-Machi-Nami. The village is just a few minutes (approx 10 minutes) from JR Takayama Station. Basically you can just follow some of the tourist going to the place or you can ask for direction from the Tourist information just outside the station.
In the village you can find some old merchants houses, sake breweries that are still there after all this year. It’s feels great just walking around enjoying the atmosphere and wondering what stories these streets, walls and houses could tell.
Let the adventure begin..
One of the local Sake Brewery
I was walking aimlessly and I found the gate to the temple which houses all the festival floats but again it was already close.
I was getting hungry and it was getting darker so I went to look for a nice local place to eat, something nice and warm since it was also getting colder but along the way I found these two strange statue along the bridge.
This one with a very long feet.
Around town, you will encounter this weird looking doll called Sarubobo which means “Monkey Baby”. I don’t find it cute though, it looks creepy without a face.
It was a great day indeed. I have seen all the places that I have been wanting to see and more.