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A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

Travel Jun 18, 2016

A spiritual high in the temples of Takayama

Isolated from the pulsating sounds of pachinko parlors and the neon lights of Tokyo, the small, laid-back city of Takayama in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture offers something that visitors to Japan's urban hubs don't typically find: quiet. Caught in the bustle of the modern ...