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TAKAYAMA ITINERARY - One-day excursion from Takayama to Seki (sword museum, outdoor knife, food..)

3 Hours
up to 6 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Day 1 in Takayama, Day 2 ... there are guests who would also like to explore other places from Takayama as a day trip. I'd love to help you plan & realize such an excursion. It's a 1.5 hour Highway Bus ride from Takayama. Seki is one of the top-quality cutlery producers in the world and historically blessed with its perfect surrounding for making samurai swords with a history of over 700 years.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yoko.

  • Visit the Seki Traditional Sword Museum

  • Eat a Local Lunch at a restaurant

  • Feather Museum of Razor

  • Seki Zenkoji Temple (Beautiful hilltop view with a bell tower. Fresh air. A tunnel maze kaidan tour for a small fee. If you touch the key, it's said your wish will come true. )

  • The Seki Hamono Museum

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Departure & Return

Starting time 10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At Kousoku Seki (I can meet you where you get off.) For those who come by train or other bus to Seki, I can meet you at Seki City Terminal. It's about 1 hour bus ride from Nagoya or Gifu Station.
Ending Point At Kousoku Seki or your convenient bus stop or station in Seki.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Guide's transportation fee to the meeting place
Guide's entrance fee to Seki Traditional Sword Museum

What‘s not included

Entrance fees to attractions in Seki (you and guide), transportation fee to Seki (you), transportation fees in Seki (you and guide), food, drink and lunch (you and guide). Highway Bus from Takayama to Seki (2400JPY one-way/person), taxi in Seki City (around 3000JPY), the Seki Sword Museum (300JPY/person), Forging demonstration by blacksmiths (300JPY/person), etc.


Let me help you have a day tailored to you!

MINO (handmade papermaking which achieved UNESCO status), SEKI (samurai sword making) and GUJO (life with clean water) and GIFU (old townscape of a river port) are perfect places to visit, related to a pristine water situated in the center of Japan.

MAGOME-juku and traditional fish catching method "Ukai (cormorant fishing)" in the Nagara River are also popular for many tourists.

I can also guide you around Shirakawa-go (UNESCO heritage site), Nagoya and Kyoto.

Some days of the week are available before 16.00. Please ask when you contact. Thank you.

What's NOT included in the fee:
Food and drinks, tickets to any attractions, transportaion costs and the guide's accommodation when necessary. Please feel free to ask any.

What's included in the fee:
Guide fee

You will take a Highway Bus from Takayama Nohi Bus Center to Kousoku Seki. It's a 1.5h ride and the first stop from Takayama. (2400JPY one-way/person) Taxi ride to the sword museum. (around 2000JPY) The Seki Traditional Sword Museum (300JPY/person). Forging demonstration is scheduled on the first Sunday except for October and January. For those two, they have separate schedules.

If you want to head to a different, next destination after Seki instead of going back to Takayama, please let me know.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Reviews ( 3 )
5.0 (3) Reviews
Very Good
Yuga putra Yuga Indonesia ( Family )
10 months ago

“ Very friendly and helpful guide. ”

Very recommended guide ?


Thank you, Yuga. That was a fun two days. I'm glad that the afternoon tea place was a great discovery for you. And I learned a lot from you. I wish all of you the best. Kindest regards, Yoko

Paul Paul United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ A Real Private Tour to Enjoy ”

Yoko showed us so many interesting spots in Takayama and gave us time to enjoy each stop. We have been on Private tours that rushed us so we could see everything. Yoko made sure we enjoyed each stop whether it was the morning market, museum or sake tasting. Her excellent English made it easy to understand.


Many thank you for your wonderfully kind words, Paul! I'm glad to know that you went back to the market and got some more you wanted. I learned more about Hawaii from you and like it more now. I hope to see you back in Japan again before too long! Best wishes to you all - Yoko

John & Audrey John United States ( Family )
1 year ago

“ Tour of Hida-Takayama ”

My husband and I had a most informative and enjoyable tour of Hida-Takayama with Yoko guiding our way. She is very knowledgeable about the area and made our time with her go by very fast because she is so personable and kind as well as knowledgeable. Having Yoko take us to the morning market was a treat because we were able to find out about the different foods that were there to be sampled. We enjoyed the historical and cultural sites more because Yoko provided us with additional information and details, much more than going by ourselves - we really learned a lot about Takayama, and we highly recommend Yoko for your guide if you are visiting the area.


It was a pleasure to spend time with you and thank you so much for your kind words. There is nothing better rewarding to me than a happy guest. Learning about "fountain pen" was pleasant for me, too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. My very best wishes to you. Yoko

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