Tiny Takayama treats

I can’t seem to drag myself away from reminiscing about Takayama. This tiny town really captured our hearts!

So this post is just a random collection of things that caught my eye around the town.

From cutesy posters to tiny food stalls, everything is just so novel to us Westerners!

I love the overly designed packaging on everything. The garish colours and relentless cuteness of every product just melts my heart!

Below are some adorable little chocolate balls packaged as Geishas and kitties.

Takayama has some nice morning markets. One is held in front of the Takayama Jinya, and the other at the Miyagawa River side.

At the Miyagawa market, sixty shops and stalls are open in approximately 350 meters from Kaji bashi Bridge to Yayoi bashi Bridge along the Miyagawa River in the center of the town.

The stalls on river side sell vegetables, fruits, pickles and spices while shops on the other side sell Japanese sweets and crafts.

Some shops sell Japanese souvenirs such as chopsticks and small items in addition to Takayama local souvenirs including sarubobo dolls and Ichii Itto-bori wooden carvings.

Neil cosies up to another Sarubobo and I snap some zany advertisements.

There appears to be a cardbaord cutout that I have not forced him to stick his head through – quickly rectified!

And here are a few quirky crafts to enjoy before we head onto the Hida folk museum for dressing up shenanigans . . .

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