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Tour the Town of Takayama

Takayama is yet another historical destination in Japan that should be on your “MUST VISIT” list. Join us on a fun-filled day discovering this jewel of the Gifu prefecture!

In Takayama
6 Hours
City Tour
Upto 10 people
  • Visit popular attractions like Higashiyama Walking Course and Hida Folk Village
  • Learn interesting facts about the history, culture and local life of the town

We will start this tour with a visit to the morning market, which opens daily until noon. Most stands sell local crafts, snacks, and farm products such as vegetables, pickles, and flowers so it’s a perfect opportunity to see what the local handicrafts are. Feel free to chat with the local vendors.

Then, we will head to the old town which has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and houses dating to the Edo Period (1600-1868), when the city thrived as a wealthy town for merchants. You will walk through some of the hidden pathways. Here you can also sample the delicious Hida beef, one of the best types of Wagyu out there.

Our next stop will be the 3.5 km long Higashiyama Walking Course, which is a pleasant walking route through Takayama’s temple town, the city’s rural “suburbs” and Shiroyama Park, a wooded hill and former site of Takayama Castle.

Later, we will visit the Hida Folk Village, an open-air museum exhibiting over 30 traditional houses from the Hida region, the mountainous district of Gifu Prefecture around Takayama. A short walk from the Hida Folk Village is the Hida Takayama Crafts Experience Center, where you will find workshops of local handicrafts. For a fee of 600 to 1600 Yen, you can learn how to make crafts such as beaded key chains, sarubobo dolls (a popular local doll), ceramic cups or glass wind chimes, and take them home as souvenirs.

What's included

Services of the local tour guide

What's excluded
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Meet your Host
Tokio tours

My name is Nicki Yoshihara and I am the founder and owner of Tokio Tours. We have been guiding people across various places in Japan since 2013. We have a lot of experience in providing the best possible experience in Japan. Since I am originally Dutch, we have a lot of Dutch-speaking guides working for us in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and various other locations around Japan. All our guides are local people who have had extensive training in how to be the guide you need. We specialize in bespoke private tours. All our guides do their utmost to enhance your experience and to adjust every tour we do to the clients' needs. All our guides are also fluent in Japanese and English and have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, cuisine, modern pop culture, religion. All our guides have their own expertise.

From USD 316 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.