|Depart From||Gifu , Nagoya, Takayama|
|Meeting Point||at your hotel either in Osaka or in Kyoto|
|Ending Point||at your hotel in Takayama|
|Departure||11:00 AM ( recommended ) Flexible|
|Tour Type||Private Tour ( only for you )|
|Number of people||1 ~ 30|
Takayama is situated in a narrow and flat land surrounded by high mountains. Now it has become a hometown of many Japanese people since the access by rail and road has been improved so much. Developed after a Kyoto-style town-planning scheme under the administration of Lord Takayama in 1600s, the town is divided into three areas such as Samurai houses, Buddhist Temples and merchants' quarters.
I would like to take you to Takayama Jinya, Kami-sannomachi avenue, and Yatai Floats Museum.
Takayama Jinya was the Edo Government office complex of Takayama district from 1692 to the Meiji Restoration in 1868. It served as the administration of office and court. Takayama Jinya is the only remaining jinya though there were almost 60 government offices at the end of Edo Period.
Kami-sannomachi avenue is a narrow road lined with wooden houses with low hanging eaves and lattice windows as in the Edo days. You can drop in at handicraft shops, enjoy sake-tasting and Hida beef for lunch.
Takayama is famous for the colorful Takayama Festival in spring and autumn with highly decorated floats being pulled out in the streets. Japanese associate Takayama Festival with Gion Festival held in Kyoto. Yatai Floats Museum exhibits floats and palanquines all year around.
From Kyoto, it takes nearly 3 hours, so I would like to give you the Takayama guide for 6 hours from 11:00 A.M. to 5 oclock P.M. I would recommend you stay at Takayama after the tour and next day you join my tour guide of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site "https://triplelights.com/japan/tour/gifu-by-hideo-259".
|extra person.||4.50 USD|
|extra hour.||9.00 USD|
Hideo is a great guide. His English is good and he knows the site and sites well. He also moves quickly so you get to see a lot. Using trains and buses you also get a feel for the city. We walked about 10 mines during the day but with the stops etc. it did not feel difficult. I was very pleased with Hideo.
We love Mr Hideo so much. We are family of 12 and he was able to managed us very well with his prepared tour itinerary. He picked us up from our apartment and guide us all the way through the scenic spots using local trains. Highly recommended! Thank you so much Mr Hideo :)
We had two separate tours with Hideo. One for a full day to Osaka and another to Hiroshima. Hideo is very thorough in his planning and well-organized. He plans everything in detail but at the same time is very flexible according to our interests. He gave us good advice and ideas while proposing the itinerary. He is punctual and knows the cities well. He is also humble and patient and very hardworking. Thank you Hideo for bringing us around!
Hideo is a pleasant man, very knowledgeable as you would expect of a private tour guide, and ultimately made our Kyoto stay every memorable. We had a great time visiting the must see places as we only spent 3 days 2 nights there, so we decided to make the most of the with Hideo. We'll be back to Japan again and we'll be sure to book with Hideo once more!
We spent 5 enjoyable days with Hideo in Osaka and Kyoto. He was well organised, puntual, patient and flexible with our plans. He was particularly kind to assist us in any way we required, and was a pleasure to get to know during our stay in these two cities. A big thank you, again!
Kyoto was the ancient capital of Japan from 794 over one thousand years.
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