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On The Way and Mechanical Doll Museum During the annual Takayama festival, these mechanical dolls called “karakuri ningyo” are placed in many portable shrines as a main attraction. There is a museum dedicated to these mechanical dolls in Takayama called Karakuri Museum.  Since it was a 15 minute walk from […]

Miyagawa Asaichi (Miyagawa Farmer’s Market) Rika has visited Takayama once before with her high school trip. When she came last time, this Miyagawa Asaichi (morning farmer’s market) was a “real” farmer’s market where real farmers sell their freshly picked produce. Sadly, nowadays too many stalls are in souvenir business and […]