Eat & Drink
The Miyagawa Morning Market has existed in one form or another for more than three centuries, and it's still a hub for fresh produce.
The market is a 10-minute walk from Takayama Station.
The market is located on either bank of the Miya River between two bridges—Kajibashi and Yayoibashi. Every morning, weather permitting, you can buy everything from local fruit and vegetables to dolls and stylish chopsticks.
As with all markets, the earlier you get there, the better. The juiciest, freshest products will get picked off first, and the market is a perfect place for people-watching.
There is another market in front of Takayama Shrine. The focus here is very much on food, and a farmers-only policy holds for vendors. They are understandably proud of their produce and are always keen to give recommendations and advice on preparation.
Depending on the season, a fresh fruit breakfast here or by the Miya River makes an excellent start to a day's sightseeing in Takayama .