Congress Report
Photo: Nara City Sightseeing Information Center, Kofuku-ji Temple
Photo taken by Tatehiko Yano
Takayama City

Head of City Government

Mr. Akila Tanaka , Mayor Assumed Takayama Mayor (Second term) in 09, 2022



Takayama city 


2,177.61 km2 (2020)
The largest city in of all municipalities 


83,207 (As of 0201, 2024)
Men: 39,765  Women: 43442



Nominal: US$ 23 billion
Real: unknown (in FY 2020) 

Upper tier

Gifu Prefecture

Geographic features

Located in the northern part of Gifu prefecture, in the middle of the Hida region, it is the largest city in Japan, has about 81 km from east to west in width and about 55 km in north and south. The forests cover about 92.1% of the area, geographically divided by mountain, river, valley, pass, etc. and the difference of elevation altitude exceeds more than 2,000 m, the city has a varied topography.

Main industries

Wholesale, Retail trade, Lodging industry, Food service


Tree / yew tree, Flower / Rhododendron reticulatum

Number of visitors

3.1 million (2022)   Sources:Tourism Statistics in 2022

Official website

(As of March, 2024)