Takayama old town highlights in half day


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Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), French (advanced), Japanese (fluent), Thai (fluent)

Enjoy the charm of old and traditional Japanese merchants town (by walks)

Visit old town areas in Takayama with a local guide.
Walk around "Miyagawa morning market" and find local foods and handicrafts. Enter festival floats museum and visit Sakurayama shrine. Explore "Sanmachi Street" and enjoy old Japanese-style landscape and architecture. Enter either one of Kusakabe folklore museum or "Jinya" old government branch office.
9am-1pm, or 1pm-5pm, 4 hours, by walking.
Can be picked up by transport (mini-van), if you hotels are away from Takayama old town.


9:00 Meet the guide in your hotel (or other locations requested)
9:30 Morning market (miyagawa)
10:00 Kusakabe Folklore Museum (merchant house)
10:30 Sakurayama Shrine / Festival float museum
11:00 Sanmachi Street
12:00 Jinya (Old Government House)
13:00 Back to the hotel (or tour ends in old town area)

(In case of tours by walking, no public transports or private vans used)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point can be one of the following:
(1) Your hotel in Central Takayama city
(2) Takayama station
(3) "Thai Restaurant THANYAPORN"

End location: (1) At your hotel
(2) At Takayama station
(3) Thai Restaurant THANHYAPORN (1-15-3 Hanaokamachi, Takayama)

Duration: 4 hours

Extra hours services to be available by 4,000yen / hour.


If the customers need a local transport, a minivan with a driver is ready to be hired by additional cost of 5,000yen/hour.

2005 Toyota Voxy (mini-van), 9 seaters.

What’s Included

My services as your private guide for the day (4 hours tour).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 JPY - takeout foods, drinks, snacks, souvenirs, entrance fees.

What’s Extra

- foods, entrance fees(for museums) are not included in the tour price.

- transportation (private mini-van) is available at an additional cost. Please contact me to request a quote.

A Recent Review of this tour

We found Takayama a very interesting traditional place to visit after Tokyo and loved walking round the small streets, markets and sampling the tasty street food. The merchant's house gave us a good insight to real Japan. The guide was informative, spoke good English and very friendly.
Martin Locke

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