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Best Choice for one-day Takayama tour

by TETSUJI
(12) Reviews
7:30h $ 107

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
106.80 USD

People Adults Children Infant
1 person 106.80 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
2 people 97.90 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
3 people 80.10 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
4 people 66.75 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
5 people 48.95 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
6 people 44.50 USD 44.50 USD 0 USD
* Children ( 6 to 11 years old )
FREE cancelation 30 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:
10:30 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
: (train)
16:00 JR Hida-Furukawa
: (strolling)
18:00 JR Takayama station

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TETSUJI Licensed Guide
(12) Reviews
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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

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

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee for guide (5000yen)
entrance fee for you(total fee is about 2000yen/person)
lunch fee for you and guide
Depart From
Gifu , Aichi, Nagoya
Meeting Point
At JR Takayama station or JR Gifu station,JR Nagoya station
Ending Point
At JR Takayama station or JR Gifu station,JR Nagoya station
Duration
7:30 hours
Starting time
10:30 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 12 )
Robert Robert Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
5 days ago

“ Very patient and understanding ”

We were terribly delayed getting off the cruise ship. Tetsuji was very kind, although he waited a long time. Adjusted our schedule very well. We had a terrific lunch and he got us back to the ship on time. Highly recommended. A true gentleman.

TETSUJI:

Thank you so much for kind words. I’m sorry for a hectic guided tour due to customs problem, but I’m relieved you have enjoyed lunch so happily. I really wanted to enjoy having hot springs with you after that. I am looking forward to seeing you again.

Judith Judith Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ The best kinds of tours are ones with local guides! ”

I am so happy that my first experience with TripleLights was with Tetsuji-san! He was very knowledgeable about many things in Gifu and so very friendly! Tetsuji-san's command of English was also very good! My friend and I greatly enjoyed our tour of Gifu with Tetsuji-san. Tetsuji-san was extremely flexible with our itinerary, I had time to do a bit of exploring on my own and ended up going to some of the places on our original itinerary so Tetsuji-san modified it for us. He took us to this beautiful park that would look even more amazing in Spring, something I would not have been able to find on my own. Visiting Shouhouji was an experience as well as we were fortunate enough that the temple master was there to give us a history tour of the temple. Unfortunately due to weather co... read more

TETSUJI:

I can’t thank you enough for your so much appreciation to me, though you regrettably didn’t enjoy viewing Ukai on the boat. I apologize to you instead of the mayor. However, I believe his decision was correct from the security point of view. As you mentioned, you always have a next time. I am really looking forward to seeing you in the not-so-far future.

Andrea Andrea Italy ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ A wonderful day across Nakasendo ”

The guide was very well prepared and he kindly agreed our request of earlier meeting. We enjoyed a remarkable experience and we strongly suggest Tetsuji and the Nakasendo tour to everyone will stop in Gifu Area!

TETSUJI:

It was a great honor to be able to guide you in Nakasendo while staying in Japan on honeymoon. I also appreciate your kind review to me. I really hope you and your family members will visit Japan again and spend some time with me in Gifu.

J J Canada ( Couple )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Seki city and the swordsmith museum! ”

Tetsuji guided our clients in Seki city. He was excellent to work with prior to the tour and helped arrange all the tour details. He went out of his way to assist these passengers and even provided a discount for the entrance to visit the Swordsmith museum. I'm sure our passengers had a great tour and we will be using Tetsuji's services again in the future!

TETSUJI:

Thank you so much for nice review. I hope your clients have enjoyed my guided tour. They were an excellent guest for me. I also learned some new matters because of you.Thanks again. Please give my vest regards to Nadeau & Despatie Family. I am looking forward welcoming new guests from your company.

David David United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 months ago

“ Wonderful Day in Gifu ”

We had a wonderful tour with Tetsuji in Gifu. My wife and I took my elderly parents on an extended tour of Japan. The Cormorant fishing tour guided by Tetsuji was one of the highlights of our visit. He was conscientious about our needs and adjusted the tour to keep with my parents pace. He was engaging, open and friendly.  Tetsuji connected with my father especially well as they shared similar interest in feudal Japanese history. We became quick friends. We can't recommend Tetsuji highly enough. Not only is he an excellent guide, (as he was able to show us many cultural highlight that even many locals don't know about), Tetsuji treated us as real friends. We hope to see Tetsuji again soon either in San Francisco, Shanghai, or Hangzhou where we spend time. We look forward to taking him on a... read more

TETSUJI:

Thank you for fabulous appreciation. I am very glad to have shared happy time with you and your family members through my guided tour. Actually, I was able to guide at ease because all of you communicated with me as if I were a member of your family. Above all, your respectable father asked me various questions including the title of a Japanese song. I sometimes enjoyed answering them setting my duty aside. I believe you are a role model of filial piety and your father will be happy. I repeatedly thank you so much. I am really looking forward to seeing you again.