The best street food I had in Takayama is Hida Beef Sushi
Hida Beef comes from the black-haired cattle of Gifu Prefecture. It is known for its beautiful marble pattern, luscious color and delicate texture.
In old town Takayama, on the street of Kamisannomachi （上三之町）
You will find two hida beef sushi take out counters across the street from one other
Pick one and join the crowd, you won’t be disappointed
Fifth grade is the highest by the Japan Meat Grading Association. The sushi is incredibly tender and melts in your mouth. I would go back for more.
If raw meat is not your thing, look for this Hida Beef Buns Restaurant down the street
Although one could never have too much Hida Beef, we wanted something else for dinner. Situated on a hill in the suburb of Takayama, Sakana serves “seasonal mountain cuisine”, with fresh ingredients sourced from the mountains nearby. For February, it means mushrooms and pickled mountain vegetables.
The owner is also an avid photographer, whose photos of four seasons of Takayama are displayed on a large screen at the bar. He also maintains a beautiful photography blog.
For Sake ice cream…Because Sake makes everything taste better, stop by this brewery
Especially if you are sitting around an irori on a cold rainy day
Guaranteed to put smile back on your face