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Wondeful one-dayTakayama tour from Nagoya

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

Takayama is located in the north of Gifu, central Japan. It takes about 2 and half hour from Nagoya by highway-bus. While bus riding, you can enjoy beautiful mountainous scenery, especially in winter, the snow-covered landscape from the bus window is wonderful!! Takayama is an old castle town, I am sure you will have a wonderful time while walking through the nostalgic town street!! Takayama also has a lot of high quality craftsmanship, you can experience such a skillful art by yourself!!


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuriko.

  • 09:00 AM

    Hotel pick-up

    meet at you hotel in Nagoya., and let's enjoy expressway bus to Takayama with me.
    ※9:15am Nagoya →11:50am Takayama (round bus fare is 5400 yen)

  • 12:00 PM

    lacal restaurant in front of Takayama JR station

    enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near Takayama JR station, which menu do you prefer, ramen noodle or 'hida' beef?

  • 13:00 PM


    visit the only surviving old office building since 17 century

  • 13:30 PM

    Miyagawa morning market

    visit the local morning market beside the river, you can enjoy shopping and talking to local shop owners. Some of them speak English well!!

  • 14:00 PM

    Kusakabe Heritage House

    visit the rich merchant house which has 'irori', or old sunken fireplace and cute 'hina-dolls'

  • 14:30 PM

    Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine

    visit and enjoy magnificent 'yatai', or festival floats and an old shrine by the hall

  • 15:00 PM

    Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square

    enjoy experiencing craftsmanship. Let's try making some lucky charm or paperknife by yourself!!

  • 16:00 PM

    Bus stop near Takayama JR Station

    Please relax while riding the expressway bus for 2 and half hours to Nagoya, you can get to Nagoya at 6:35pm
    (I say "good-by" at the bus stop in Takayama)

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel in Nagoya
Ending Point bus stop in front of Takayama JR Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Nagoya, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you, lunch for you and guide, entrance fee for you, experience fee of making folk craft
※expressway bus fee for round-trip is 5400 yen per a person
※admission fee for Takayama-Jinya is 440 yen, for Kusakabe Heritage House is 500 yen, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall is 1000 yen per a person
※experience fee for making 'sarubobo', or local lucky charm shaped small monkey is 1100 yen, paper knife is 1500 yen


I will guide you every day not only on weekend from next April. But I only guide you on weekends now because I work at junior high school on weekday now, but I will retire next March.
I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee.
I also dress you kimono if you want.

I pick you up to your hotel in Nagoya, but my guided tour ends at the bus stop in Takayama. (If you want to return to your hotel with me, would you please tell me? In that case, I will. but extra charge will be needed) ※my guide fee for an hour is 3500 yen

※expressway bus fee for round-trip is 5400 yen per a person
※admission fee for Takayama-Jinya is 440 yen, for Kusakabe Heritage House is 500 yen, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall is 1000 yen per a person
※experience fee for making 'sarubobo', or local lucky charm shaped small monkey is 1100 yen, paper knife is 1500 yen
(above fees are not included in my guide fee) read more

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 ( 17 )
4.8 (17) Reviews
Very Good
Dr. Gal Dr. Israel ( Family )
Very Good
9 months ago

“ Great time at Osaka area with Yuriko ”

We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.


Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko

Sheharyar Sheharyar Netherlands ( Couple )
10 months ago

“ guiding in Kyoto ”

Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.


Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

Phyllis Phyllis United States ( Friends )
10 months ago

“ Such a delightful person ”

Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.


Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko

YOKO YOKO Japan ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ Excellent tour in Kyoto and Nara ”

Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!


Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko

Ben Ben United States ( Family )
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Wonderful Day! ”

Temples, Shrines and a wonderful cultural experience. Yuriko is engaging and knows the culture of Kyoto. She was flexible and able to meet our needs. I would certainly recommend her services!


Dear Ben, Thank you for your nice comment and review. I also had a very wonderful time with you and your family. You were always so smiley and so generous. And it made me so relaxed and happy. I wish a happy journey to you and your family. PS Please say hello to your cute dog, 'Lily'😍 Best regards, Lily(Yuriko)

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