I want to make sure people know about a bar opened 4 months ago (the owner told us). It's a tiny bar and I don't remember the name but the owner has parked his harley motorbike in front and I'm sure you will notice when walking through the streets of city centre takayama.
The owner is a very original person and the bar is as well. He actually is a rice farmer but he said he needs to do more to make a living.
It was a great experience to be there and we were even offered Hida sushi beef on rice that he has grown himself (for free).
I would really be happy to know that other people go there as well.
We were there in May 2010.