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Food Replica workshop and Traditional Dancing Experiences in Gujo !

by Junichi
(4) Reviews
6h $ 71 per person


  • Food replica workshop in Gujo-Hachiman town
  • Gujo-Odori museum (Gujo Dance performances)
  • Water stream pathway (Igawa pathway and/or Sogi sui spot)
  • Gujo-Hachiman Castle (OPTIONAL)

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71.20 USD

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FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

Gujo town is located in 1 hour drive from Takayama, and famous for Gujo dance festival, abundant water spring, and Gujo-Hachiman Castle. It is quite small town, but beautifully surrounded by mountains and water stream everywhere in town, with well-preserved traditional buildings and houses. It is not crowded like Takayama or Shirakawago, so you can enjoy the calmness of rural countryside with beautiful scenery of Japanese traditional scene.

This town is also famous for food replica workshops, as they produce most of the food replica products found in Japan. It looks so real that you may bite it for tasting! This tour gives you the chance to enjoy food replica making in special workshop, and also guided walking tour in town, passing by well-known clean water spring(Sogi sui water spring, designated as one of the 100 most clean and beautiful water spring in Japan). The tour also covers the visit to Gujo-Dance museum where you can see the actual dancing performances, and learn how to dance. Gujo-dance is performed during July-August dance festivals, dancing continues almost 1 month every day and night, one of the longest period of dancing festival in Japan.

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  • Food replica workshop in Gujo-Hachiman town
  • Gujo-Odori museum (Gujo Dance performances)
  • Water stream pathway (Igawa pathway and/or Sogi sui spot)
  • Gujo-Hachiman Castle (OPTIONAL)


City Gifu

Depart From Gifu , Takayama

Meeting Point At your hotel in Takayama Area

Ending Point At your hotel in Takayama Area

Duration 6 hours

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people up to 6 people

What‘s included
  • Guide Fee (English)
  • A hired van with a driver
  • Pick-up and Send-off at your hotel in Takayama area
  • Transfer from Takayama-Gujo by highway
  • highway toll
  • parking fee
  • food replica workshop fee
  • Entrance to Dance Museum.

What‘s not included
  • Lunch/Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Entrance to Castle (400 yen, OPTIONAL) .

Frequently Asked Questions

How many persons can a van accommodate ?

Minimum 3, maximum 6 passengers can be accommodated in a van.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Junichi

National Certified Guide

(3) Reviews

Contact Junichi
Response Time 19 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )
  • Thai ( Fluent )
  • French ( Intermediate )

Hi, I'm Junichi, a Japanese business owner, based in Takayama, Gifu prefecture, JAPAN. My hometown is Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, and not too far from Takayama. After working in Africa for 10 years for Japanese Government as development aid worker, I moved to this small but lovely town, Takayama in 2015 with my family, and opened Thai restaurant and Guest House.

My wife is Thai and she cooks great Thai food, I believe. We run two properties to rent as guesthouse in Takayama, both a few mins walk from Takayama station.

I am a government-licensed English tour guide(No.EN00086), and sometimes conduct local guided tours nearby Takayama. I drive my own vans for private customized tours. I am preparing some trekking and natural trail tours in near future. The most popular tour is for Shirakawago world heritage village, Shinhotaka Mountain view, Kamikochi Mountain Resort. Guiding can be done in English, French or Thai. read more

Reviews ( 4 )

4 hours ago |   by Minnie

“ Karuizawa and snow monkeys ”

Mr Junichi was very patient and informative. He brought my family to some very interesting places in Karuizawa where we are staying - The stone church, Shiraito falls and the Magma stone park at Mt Asama. The sites were very beautiful and interesting. My family had a nice time. Lunch in old town Karuizawa was great - very good recommendation and the afternoon was spent visiting the snow monkey park. All in all a very good day trip, thanks to Mr Junichi and our van driver Mr Shimizu ( old but steady hands )

6 days ago |   by Tommy

“ Great tour ”

Great guide, great tour, highly recommend

2 weeks ago |   by Joyce

“ Snow for the Hawaiians ”

We live in Hawaii and have few experiences with snow. Junichi expertly escorted us on a snowy day while *******ted, shared and laughed on our customized tour. Doumo arigatou gozaimashita!

Very Good
11 months ago |   by Mark

“ Very knowledgeable, friendly, an has excellent English language skills ”

junichi was patient and helpful. We were late in meeting him but he was very accommodating. Our tour of Shirakawa-go was great. There were 4 in our family group & his van was spacious. I would highly recommend Junichi.

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