district of the city called San-machi Suji is the center of the
old town of Takyama. The atmosphere of these streets is very relaxing
and scattered among the old-styled buildings are museums, sake
breweries and folk craft stores.
There are also antique shops, open walled markets and small restaraunts.
I dined on "Hida Soba", a local specialty (buckwheat noodles with
broth and vegetables). While most of the sites are not in this
part of the city, this is where the Real Takayama is.