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Eat out like a local in Takayama

by Mika
(6) Reviews
2h $ 18 per person


  • Local eatery, pub or bar upon your request

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17.60 USD

FREE cancelation 30 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour for dinner.
$ 22.00


Feel like eating/drinking like locals? Takayama is not just a "touristy town"! We have an endless variety of restaurants to pick from, but just these are not easy to find. Go for a drink/dinner with a local guide! Vegetarians and gluten free as well as halal foods option are also available. Please tell your food preference when you book!

What to Expect

For fish fanatics, we'll take you to some great sushi bars and pubs that offer an assortment of uniquely Japanese bar food made of a great variety of seafood. For you meat lovers well take you to some sukiyaki joints where you can enjoy, BBQ Japanese style, and of course to taste the best in Hida beef which rivals Kobe beef in it's marbled mouth watering glory.

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Mika Licensed Guide
(6) Reviews
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  • Local eatery, pub or bar upon your request


I will guide in Ishikawa, Aichi area if you are ok to pay my transportation fee. In the case that I need to stay a night prior, please note that the hotel cost is need to be paid by customers. For Kanazawa, it is about 8,000yen for the transportation cost. For Aichi or Nagano, it costs around 6500yen depending where we go.

The expense of the your food/drink is not included.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick up in central Takayama
What‘s not included
transportation (if needed)
lunch (you and guide)
dinner or other food expense (you and guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel lobby or at the station
Ending Point
At your hotel lobby (central part in Takayama)
2 hours
Starting time
19:00 PM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 3 people   Flexible

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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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 ( 6 )
Marc Marc Belgium ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ enjoyable guide ”

We enjoyed the company of Mika as she was always joyfull and she Always put a smile on our face.

Judith Judith Singapore ( Solo )
2 months ago

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

Mika met me in the lobby of my ryokan and I was immediately taken by her cheerful disposition and great command of English. She took me on a stroll around Takayama and showed me all the local spots and introduced me to her friends we met along the way. Mika is very knowledgeable about the area and brought me to Sanmachi where I managed to get amazing shots of the area without anyone else in it due to our early start. (the best ever!) Mika also obliged my selfish request of taking me to temples and shrines to obtain goshuins, and along the way taught me how to identify shrines from temples. Shortly after we moved on to Shirakawa-go where she brought me to what she personally felt was the best soba restaurant in Shirakawa-go. (I felt so spoiled!) Mika's a wealth of knowledge and she answered... read more

Anita Anita Switzerland ( Family )
5 months ago

“ Lots of Insights ”

We spend one day with Mika, in and around Takayama. She picked us up at our Ryokan and then we went to the morning market in Takayama, where local farmers and producers told us about their products. We loved it. Later went for a stroll through the village and had a wonderful lunch with local food at a traditional restaurant, before spending the afternoon in nearby Shirakawa-go. Mika is a very knowledgable guide who speaks excellent English. The day was a lot of fun, and we learned a lot about living in Japan (not just in Takayama), through the interesting conversations with Mika.

Concepcion Concepcion Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Trip to Shirakawa-go April 24, 2018 ”

Our trip to Shirakawa-go with Mika was very rewarding. It was our second trip there with my husband. Since it was the first time for four members of my family, my husband and I decided to have a private tour, Triplelights highly recommended Mika to be our guide. Mika gave us a tour that was so enjoyable specially with her good command of the English language. Inspite of the bad weather that day, it did not matter to us because she even showed us her “secret place” a beautiful spot away from the crowd where we had pictures taken. Lastly, she brought us to a special place to have lunch which served good buckwheat soba. An experience we never had before. By the time she brought us back to our ship in Kanazawa Port, we felt we gained a good friend in the person of Mika. Sincerely, Connie R... read more

Kelly Kelly United States ( Couple )
7 months ago

“ Hida-Takayama Izakaya and Sake Brewery Experience ”

My husband and I scheduled two private tours with Mika in Hida-Takayama: a night at a local izakaya to learn about the town’s food culture and a morning tour of two local sake breweries. Mika was super friendly and knowledgeable! Even though we came into town on the last day of the Spring festival, she was able to find a great izakaya for us to visit and introduced us to some local food and drink we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to try. The next morning, she took us to two local sake breweries for a behind the scenes tour of the facility and lesson from the brewers on how sake is made. We learned about the different between fresh and aged sake, and got to taste the difference between the sakes. It was truly a highlight of our trip! I can’t recommend Mika highly enough!

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