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Miyagawa Morning Market

Experience authentic Takayama life at this teeming morning market, where traditionally dressed farmers hawk fresh produce and local wares. 

Browse artisanal crafts, pickled foods and fresh fruit and vegetables at the Miyagawa Morning Market. This open-air marketplace is located along the beautiful Miyagawa River in Takayama's historic old town. Experience unique culinary treats in a traditional Japanese setting.

The market began as a way for farmers to exchange fresh produce and handmade goods and it is now one of Japan’s largest morning markets. Come here to look around the stalls, many of which are still run by farmers.

The market starts at around 6 a.m., when sellers begin fastidiously setting up their stalls. Visit early to see the markets at their most lively. In the summer season, approximately 60 vendors line up along the riverfront. In winter, that number drops to around 10.

Produce stalls offer locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as pickles, breads and spices. Check out souvenir chopsticks and Japanese sweets at the craft stalls. Clothing vendors sell beautifully weaved dresses and handmade zori slippers.

Purchase a sarubobo, a cloth doll believed to bring good luck. Intricate wooden figurines, carved using the Ichii Itto-bori chiseling technique, are also commonly sold at the market.

Stall owners are usually very happy to let shoppers sample their goods for free. Try special Japanese yoghurt, egg marshmallows and fried snacks as you explore. Buy Hida beef sushi or a beef bun and sit down near the Miyagawa River. While you eat, spot koi fish swimming with the sunlight reflecting off their bright scales.

Head to the nearby Jinya Market, where the stalls are exclusively owned by farmers. Running for over 300 years, Jinya Market has long been a place of trade for the people of Miyagawa. Dried foods and unusual vegetables like potato stems and carrot leaves are sold here. Ask the farmers how they make their dried produce and pickles.

Find Miyagawa Morning Market in the eastern part of town, about a 10-minute walk from Takayama Station. The stalls stay open until around noon. Most stall owners understand basic English.


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Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae ¥5,409
Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae

Hotel Kuretakeso Takayama Ekimae

1-86-1,Showa-cho, Takayama, Gifu
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 15 minutes. Takayama Station is 6 minutes by foot.

    RESIDENCE HOTEL TAKAYAMA Station ¥4,582
    RESIDENCE HOTEL TAKAYAMA Station

    RESIDENCE HOTEL TAKAYAMA Station

    6-105 Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Gifu
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 1-minute walk.

      Best Western Hotel Takayama ¥7,140
      Best Western Hotel Takayama

      Best Western Hotel Takayama

      6-6 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu-ken
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 2-minute walk.

        WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA ¥7,127
        WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA

        WAT HOTEL& SPA HIDA TAKAYAMA

        3-39-1, Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu-ken
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Takayama Jinya, Kusakabe Mingei-kan, and Takayama Yatai Kaikan. Hida Minzoku Mura Folk Village and Hida-no-Sato are also within 2 mi (3 km). Takayama Station is 7 minutes by foot.

          Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan
          Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan

          Honjin Hiranoya Bekkan

          1-5 Honmachi, Takayama, Gifu-ken
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this spa ryokan is steps from Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square and Shorenji Temple are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is 10 minutes by foot.

            TOKYU STAY Hida-Takayama Musubi no Yu ¥11,500
            TOKYU STAY Hida-Takayama Musubi no Yu

            TOKYU STAY Hida-Takayama Musubi no Yu

            4-301, Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Gifu
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 1-minute walk.

              eph TAKAYAMA ¥17,273
              eph TAKAYAMA

              eph TAKAYAMA

              5-13-17 Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Gifu
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 2-minute walk.

                Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza ¥7,570
                Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza

                Hida Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza

                5-20 Hanasato-cho, Takayama, Gifu-ken
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Hida Takayama Onsen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Takumikan Craft Museum and Takayama Jinya. Takayama Tourist Information Center and Miyagawa Morning Market are also within 10 minutes. Takayama Station is only a 1-minute walk.