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Best Choice for one-day Takayama tour

by TETSUJI
(4) Reviews
8h $ 94 per person

Highlights

  • Miyagawa Morning Market
  • Kusakabe Heritage House
  • Higashiyama Temple Area
  • Takayama Museum of History and Art
  • Old Town Area (Sannomachi-street)
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Stroll in Hida-Furukawa (Hida Furukawa Festival MUseum & Seto River)
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Adults
Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
Infant
94.00 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

Takayama is a small city in a mountainous area which many tourists visit throughout the year. This tour will give you more satisfaction than others. Because the tour includes some healing spots in addition to popular tourist spots. The tour includes Miyagawa Morning Market, Higashiyama Walking, Old Town and Hida-Furukawa. I'm sure you’ll be able to see why Takayama mesmerizes tourists so much.

What to Expect

Takayama is a small city surrounded by mountains. It takes about two hours by train from Nagoya. However, it has a variety of tourist attractions throughout the year that is difficult for you to find in big cities. You will be able to visit the best spots in the Takayama area in a one-day tour.

First, you will be strolling through Miyagawa Morning Market, where many stalls stand on the riverside, selling fresh farm-products, foods and local crafts etc.You will enjoy not only tasting or buying them but also chatting with local people.

Next, you will visit Kusakabe Heritage House,which is one of the traditional merchant houses featuring many characteristic designs and materials of the Edo period. Walking around the house freely, you will feel and realize the atmosphere of life in those days.

Then, I will lead you to Higashiyama Temple Area which includes many temples and shrines. Since this area is located at the foothills looking down on the center of the city, you can enjoy scenic hiking while visiting all the historical sites.

After lunch, you will stroll around the Old Town Area to your heart's content. Many shops and museums are located along the street, including 'Takayama Museum of History and Art' and Takayama Jinya. You can also enjoy tasting Sake in some breweries, if you like.

Finally, If you aren't tired, you will move to the cozy town Hida-Furukawa and become relaxed by strolling through the town and watching carp in the river

*The approximate itinerary is as follows:
10:00 JR Takayama station (starting point)
10:20 Miyagawa Morning Market
11:00 Kusakabe Heritage House
11:30 Higashiyama Temple Area
(hiking to visit shrines and temples)
12:30 Old Town Area
: (lunch & strolling)
14:30 Takayama Jinya or Takayama Museum of History and Art
15:30 JR Takayama station
: (train)
16:00 JR Hida-Furukawa
: (strolling)
18:00 JR Takayama station

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Organized by TETSUJI

Licensed Guide
(4) Reviews

Highlights

  • Miyagawa Morning Market
  • Kusakabe Heritage House
  • Higashiyama Temple Area
  • Takayama Museum of History and Art
  • Old Town Area (Sannomachi-street)
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Stroll in Hida-Furukawa (Hida Furukawa Festival MUseum & Seto River)

Important

1) Visiting spots are flexible. They will be customized according to your interests, preference, weather and physical condition.
2) Food preference information is important. I would like to know your likes and dislikes in advance.
3) transportation fee you have to pay includes 3000 yen which is necessary for me to move between Tkayama and my hometown

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide)
entrance fee (total fee is about 2000yen/person)
lunch and dinner
Depart From
Gifu , Aichi, Nagoya
Meeting Point
At JR Takayama station or JR Gifu station
Ending Point
At JR Takayama station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Which seasons of a year should we visit Takayama ?

Although Takayama provides a variety of attractive features throughout the year, I recommend spring (March-May) or autumn(September-November).

Is it possible to finish this tour in one day if we start Nagoya or Toyama in the morning ?

Yes, it is. If you can ride the limited express early in the morning, you can be in time for the start of this tour.

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.

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

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.

About TETSUJI


Licensed Guide

(4) Reviews

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Response Time 6 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I worked as a public servant in the local government for 35 years. I belonged to the department of Redevelopment, Town-Landscaping and Architectural Guidance. (I have a national 1st-class architect license.) I devoted myself to revitalizing the city by making plans and improving infrastructure for citizens.
Gifu is located in central Japan near Nagoya. There are many unique tourist points to discover that are hard to find in hectic big cities like Tokyo and Kyoto. I had a hand in restoring and preserving many of them throughout my career and want to introduce them to tourists from abroad. That’s why I became a guide-interpreter in Gifu.
I also enjoyed traveling around the world. My favorite part of each trip was walking around the city and talking with local residents. Traveling has taught me many things during my lifetime. Now, I would like to help others have similar experience in Japan. read more


Reviews ( 4 )

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by June

“ Flexible and friendly ”

Tetsuji prepared special itineraries for me in smaller towns, one of which became problematic but not through any fault of his. I was impressed by the care and planning he had undertaken and how quickly he grasped what I wanted to see and made arrangements for lots of tea breaks so that we went at my pace. I very much enjoyed our time together and would recommend anyone visiting Japan to go out of the big cities to see different aspects of Japan with Tetsuji.

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Donna

“ Highlight of our Trip to Japan ”

We were fortunate to have Tetsuji as our guide. He provided a wonderful experience for us as we got to see Gifu Castle, Cormorant Fishing, and Kawara-machi... we also enjoyed Squirrel Village & shopping. In addition, we relaxed in the open air Onsen at Hotel Park, under the beautiful moonlight with a view of Gifu Castle. Tetsuji was very flexible, personable & easy to understand. Highly recommended.

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Nestor

“ Gifu/Cormorant Fishing ”

Tetsuji was an amazing, excellent and very personable guide to beautiful sights of Gifu. Highlights were visit with cormorant fishing master, viewing boat spectacle of cormorant fishing (with delicious dinner box) on Nagara river, giant Buddha viewing, trip to Gifu Park with Ropeway ride then short hike to Gifu Castle, and panoramic night view from observation floor at top of skyscraper near Gifu station. It was a great day!!! One that my husband and I will always remember thanks to Tetsuji.

Excellent
1 year ago |   by Helen

“ Wonderful tour! ”

We had an unforgettable tour with this wonderful guide! Very active and engaged, easy to understand and knowledgeable. Took us around to many quaint places and interesting meetings with people. Highly recommended guide!

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