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.
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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:
10:30 JR Takayama station (starting point)
10:40 Miyagawa Morning Market
11:00 Yoshijima Heritage House
11:30 Higashiyama Temple Area
(hiking to visit shrines and temples)
12:30 Old Town Area
: (lunch & strolling)
14:30 Takayama Jinya
15:30 JR Takayama station
16:00 JR Hida-Furukawa
18:00 JR Takayama station
transportation fee for guide (5000yen)
entrance fee for you(total fee is about 2000yen/person)
lunch fee for you and guide
I can guide in Kyoto in case you support transportation fee.
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
Although Takayama provides a variety of attractive features throughout the year, I recommend spring (March-May) or autumn(September-November).
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.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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