Takayama is a very quiet town, so unless you prefer peace and quiet, you should only need one day to explore the place. And if you go in the end of the year, you’ll get to see a lot of snow!
There’s not much wind though, so it actually feels less cold than Tokyo.
The scenery really is fantastic though.
Why? Oh, that’s because the roofs of the houses are constructed in a way called gasshou-zukuri, so called because they look like praying hands. They’re designed that way so that they can hold a lot of snow.
But, when it’s not snowing, I hear that there’s a place where you can track up to the top and look down at the village. Apart from that, there’s also a hotspring there, and several houses that you can pay an entrance fee (around 300 yen) to enter. Apart from that, there’s not much to do. Just wander around and enjoy the scenery.
a Singaporean Gal saying 'Hi' from Japan!