I was looking into what to during our short visit to Takayama. We are arriving around 4pm if all goes according to plan. This means we have the last part of the afternoon and the evening to do some walking and to see some sights. I was thinking of checking out Sanmachi Suji, Nakabashi bridge and Takayama Jinya (a very short visit), especially around dusk for the nicest pictures.
Next day our bus to Shinhotaka leaves at 2pm (not sure yet, but that's the plan for now). I was thinking of starting early that day to visit the morning market at 7.00 (or even earlier). Our ryokan is very nearby, so this should be easy. Maybe another short stroll through the center and through Sanmachi.
Then what places to visit next. I think I will skip Hida no Sato, as I figure Shirakawa-go is just as nice (did that the day before arriving in Takayama). Is it doable to take a taxi (I don't think a bike is recommended in March) to the Higashiyama area to visit both shrines and the two museums in that area? We don't need hours and I don't mind the costs compared to the time we lose when taking buses of having to walk there (or this is perfectly doable?).
Your input is most welcome :)