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  •   Zen temple in Takayama
  •   Higashiyama temple walking area in Takayama
  •   Hie Shrine
  •   Sukyo Mahikari Headquarter building
  •   (OPTIONAL) HIKARU Museum


City Gifu
Depart From Gifu , Takayama
Meeting Point At your hotel in Takayama Area
Ending Point At your hotel in Takayama Area
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Thai (Fluent) , French (Intermediate)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 3 ~ 6


54.00 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per person
Adults Children
54.00 USD 36.00 USD

Extras (optional)

(OPTIONAL) Hikaru Museum . 27.00 USD

What to Expect

Most of Japanese people believe both Buddhism and Shinto at the same time.
In this tour, you will experience different type of religious activities in Japan.

Start from Zen meditation for 30 mins in Zen Temple in Takayama.
Japanese monk in Zen Buddhism can guide you to the basics of Zen meditation practices for beginners.
After the meditation, explore the temple concentrated zone in the north of Takayama town to visit more temples.

Then, we visit one of the most important shrine in Takayama, Hie Shrine in the east of Takayama.
This shrine is the base shrine for Takayama Spring Festivals, and most commonly worshiped by local people,
however, as it is a bit far from town center. it is rarely visited by tourists.
It is worth visiting there, with quiet inspirational experiences with majestic architecture.

Next, we will visit quickly the Headquarter building of "Sukyo Mahikari" Newly Developed religion in 60s in Japan.
Their Main Hall is simply so magnificent that it really worth just looking, not deeply involved in their religious activities.

At the end, as optional tour, we can stop at HIKARU museum. (Except for Wednesday, closing day of the museum)
It is probably the least visited museum among many museums in Takayama,
as it is located in not convenient (quite away from town center), and operated by Sukyo Mahikari religious organizations,
but their exhibitions are so extensive and informative, covering different era and cultural group all over the world,
absolutely recommendable destinations to all the visitors in Takayama.

What‘s included

Guide fee (Certified English Tour Guide accompanying all through the tour. Communications in French/Thai/Japanese are fluent as well)
A hired private van with a driver,
Pick-up and sending-off at your hotel,
Zen meditation practice fee.

What‘s not included

(OPTIONAL) Entrance fee for Hikaru museum (800 yen / person)

Extras (optional)

(OPTIONAL) Hikaru Museum . 27.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

How many persons can a van accommodate ?

Minimum 3, Maximum 6 passengers can be accommodated by van at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions

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After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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6 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ 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.

Thanks for your great review! I also enjoyed the tour and time spent together with your family in shirakawago and takayama town! All the bests!

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