Higher up I found what seemed like the right area despite probably taking a wrong turn or two along the way.
There was a little snack hut called Musashi むさし nearby and, still peckish, I stopped in to try Mitarashi dango みたらし団子 for the first time; simple, chewy, warm and delicious. Comfort food for the cool weather.
Chomping it down before heading on, I was surprised to see snow still clumped in a shaded rut beside the road.
Further up, off the street that circles the hill and into the woods that make up the majority of the park, the site of the former Takayama Castle 高山城.