Takayama in a Day – Morning

After a restful sleep and a bountiful breakfast at our lovely ryokan, we set out for the morning market.

Kokubun-ji is the oldest temple in Takayama. It was originally built in 746 by Emperor Shomu as one of several provincial temples dedicated to the peace of the nation. The original temple was burnt down. The oldest surviving building in the temple is the wooden Main Hall, dates from the 16th century.

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