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William

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US$ 45 Hourly rate Price up to 2 people
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Cities where I can guide: Shirakawago , Takayama

Languages English ( Business )

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Hourly rate 45 USD Price up to 2 people
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About

I was born and raised in the USA, but have lived and worked in Japan for more than half my life. I am a naturalized citizen, and have made my home in Hida Takayama for more than ten years now.
Pairing the knowledge of a local with the perspective of an outsider, my tours focus on places and insights that nobody else will show you.
In addition to standard tours, I do night-time tours, nature walks, and sake-tasting tours (with my experience as a brewery worker, I am an expert on all things sake).

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Private Tours

Private Walking Tour of Downtown Takayama

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by William
You learn the history of this old castle town as you walk through the streets, observing the architecture and enjoying the scenery.
2h US$ 135 up to 6 people

Night-time Tour of Takayama

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by William
At night when the shops have closed is the perfect time to tell some of the spookier stories of this old castle town. Don't worry, though. We won't leave ...
2h US$ 135 up to 4 people

Full Day Private Tour of Takayama

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by William
You will learn the history of this old castle town as you walk through the streets, observing the architecture and enjoying the scenery. There is more to s...
6h US$ 406 up to 6 people

Multi-Brewery Sake Tasting Tour

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by William
Your guide, an experienced brewery worker, will introduce you to sake, and help you to discover the varieties that you like best. A complete explanation of...
2h US$ 99

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.

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Is the price per person or per group?

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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 ( 1 )
Ara Ara Australia ( Family )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ Takayama and Shikagawa tour ”

Enjoyable tour. Knowledgeable about the history, architecture and cuisine. Gives an interesting perspective as an ex pat living in Takayama