Discover Takayama, full day

Immerse yourself in the Japanese countryside

The opinion of Japan Experience

Though this small town is surrounded by mountains, it didn't stop it from gaining a reputation, and Takayama has long been famous for its skilled woodworkers. During the Edo period Takayama was controlled by local shogun, who managed to generate wealth for the town, and today a charming preserved merchant street continues to sell beautiful local crafts that make wonderful souvenirs. This small town has a unique culture and amazing mountain views to enjoy. It will definitely surprise and charm you when you visit.

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Koba will not only guide you down the streets of Takayama but also give you the knowledge to discover the region yourself so that you can make the most of your trip.


The full day tour includes the following experiences in Takayama:

Start your day at 9am with a nice stroll in one of the morning markets to see the fresh local produce and feel the atmosphere of local life. (approx. 1hr30)
Afterwards, explore the festival float exposition hall, Takayama Yatai Kaikan at 10.30am for an hour. At 11.30am, discover the old town market and experience the local crafts, sake and food. (2hrs)

Follow this by walking down the Higashiyama temple trail where you can enjoy wonderful nature and a peaceful atmosphere.
If you want to see something else, perhaps ask Koba to show you the traditional Kusakabe house, or something else that grabs your interest.

After lunch, Koba will guide you through the old government home starting 1.30pm (1hr) Lastly, explore the village of Hida no Sato, for a trip back to the Edo period, and see traditional thatched houses of the past. (2hrs)

The day will end with a visit to the former residence of the town governor, Takayama Jinya.

At the end of the afternoon (around 4.30-5pm), Koba will take you back to your accommodation, and can even recommend a nice restaurant for dinner should you plan to eat out.

See also the Takayama Top 10 by our Travel Angel, Koba


The day can start wherever you would like - near the train station, at your hotel, or in the town center. Koba will contact you several days before the tour by email or phone to decide on the meeting spot and a time that is convenient for you. You are of course welcome to ask as many questions as you want about the activities and locations that interest you.

Tour available in French or English.