Experience the night life of Hida Takayama City at Dekonaru Yokocho!

Look no further then Dekonaru Yokocho for great food, local sake, and even better atmosphere while visiting Takayama City in Gifue Prefecture, Japan! You will find ramen, oden, gyoza, yakitori, and more at the many yatai, or food stalls, within. Dekonaru Yokocho has almost a festival like atmosphere, and is a great place to experience the night life in Hida Takayama while having a wide range of foods to choose from.

Local Travel Tips

Dekonaru Yokocho isn’t just for adults! Kids are also welcome! There is a Ninja Shop hidden within, where you can try your hand at aiming shuriken. Be sure to snap a photo with the ninja shop keeper while browsing through the souvenier shop!

We also recommend catching a show by the Dekonaru-za, a performance group made up of members of Dekonaru Yokocho. With Japanese wa-daiko drums, shamisen, sword dances, and more, their exciting traditional Japanese live show is sure to be a memorable event during your time in Hida Takayama!

Hie Shrine

English Address : 156 Shiroyama, Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture Japan 506-0822

Japanese Address : 〒506-0822 岐阜県高山市城山156番地

Opening Hours:

9:00 – 16:00


Hie Shrine is about 1.2km , or a 20 minute walk, from JR Takayama Station. Although there are a couple buses to shorten the trip, we recommend walking to truly take in the beauty of Hida Takayama City. On the way to Hie Shrine, you’ll pass by the Miyagawa River, picturesque historical streets, and Takayama Jinya.

Where to stay

To get the best access to Dekonaru Yokocho and other local attractions, we recommend staying at an accommodation with easy access to JR Takayama Station.


The perfect mix of traditional and modern, this boutique hotel is located near Takayama Old Town, and is a leisurely 8-minute walk from JR Takayama Station.  A renovated traditional Japanese architecture (machiya) with 14 exclusive rooms, you can choose to stay in a spacious western-style room or a classic Japanese tatami room.  If you are traveling to Takayama city with family or a group of friends, we recommend staying in THE MACHIYA HOTEL TAKAYAMA’s suite or loft-style rooms!


THE MACHIYA HOTEL TAKAYAMA also has a private machiya villa, THE MACHIYA HANARE – a traditional Japanese two-story machiya house – exclusive for one group per day. This private machiya villa has a luxurious hinoki wood Japanese bathtub, 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen, and views of the Miyagawa River.

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