Welcome to Takayama

The town's present layout dates from the late 17th century and incorporates a wealth of museums, galleries andjapan temples for a place of its compact size. Excellent infrastructure and welcoming locals seal the deal. Although its recent rise in popularity can sometimes take the sparkle off what was a little-known hamlet just a decade ago, there's still plenty worth visiting for – a stay during the shoulder seasons will afford a little more tranquillity.

Takayama is easily explored on foot and is the perfect start or end point for sojourns into the Hida region and the northern Japan Alps.

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$50.36 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point at 9:30am, then head out to enjoy a variety of local food and sake, learning about the special culinary culture and history in Takayama. Visit local shops, such as a saké brewery, a miso maker, the morning market and the local restaurant to have a short break.Discover the distinctive culture and history of Takayama with your knowledgeable guide while you go through the old town area, designated an area of Important Traditional Buildings by the Japanese Government. Enjoy the relaxing time with the rich atmosphere and soak-up the daily life in Takayama.This guided tour connects travelers and locals through food and culture, and you will find the sights of Japanese countryside through this tour.

$27.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sake Tasting in Takayama

This is a beginner class for those who want to enjoy and understand sake.  In this class, you can learn how sake is made, learn what the difference is between different kinds of sakes and find out how to choose the appropriate sake for you and your taste. This activity is not only sake tasting, but also other lectures about Japanese culture, history and tradition and how it is deeply connected to sake.After you finish this class, you can choose your favorite sake and food pairing with sake. By the end of the class, you will love drinking sake!There are a lot of sake brewery in Hida Takayama area but these sake brewery usually don’t offer English explanation on sake for international taveller. We want them to know how good is sake and there are so many different kinds of sake in Japan. We hope you will enjoy drinking sake in your home country bringing back what you learn sake in Takayama.

$864.22 Cultural & Theme Tours

Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa 3-Day Tour from Kyoto to Tokyo

Your 3-day tour puts the spotlight on Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa, three historical Japanese cities considered by the guidebooks to be must-visit destinations. Each is famous in its own right: Takayama for its impeccably preserved Old Town, Shirakawago for its unique farmhouses and Kanazawa for its cultural heritage and samurai history.With a professional guide, enjoy tours to top attractions in each city, and enjoy leisure time in the evenings. No meals are included, giving you the flexibility to eat what you want and where you please. Your guide will factor in free time each day for meals, and offer recommendations for good places. Your one-way sightseeing adventure starts in Kyoto, from where you'll travel by train, local bus, taxi and coach between destinations before ending the tour in Tokyo. Your train travel is done independently, but tour guides and assistants accompany you to the station, help you during transfers and meet you on the other end.

$4635 Cultural & Theme Tours

Scenic Japan Tour 2019

Arrive in Tokyo on March 22nd with accommodation included for this night as well, but the tour will officially commence the following day. Start in Tokyo and experience full-day tours in Tokyo with an English-speaking guide. After spending four days in Tokyo seeing popular attractions like Meiji Shrine and Toyosu Market, make your way to Hakone for a tour of the area. From Hakone, visit Takayama, Kyoto, and Nara over the course of a few days. All the tours listed in the itinerary are all included in the grand tour! Accommodation at 4 star hotels and ryokan are included to provide you with the utmost comfort during your 11 day tour of Japan!

$95 Kid Friendly

Shirakawago and Takayama Day Tour (From Nagoya)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Meitetsu Bus, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu08:30 Meitetsu Nagoya Station / Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Service Counter (20 minutes before departure is required)Stop At: Takayama City Hall, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu13:00 Takayama City Luxurious Buffet LunchDuration: 1 hourStop At: Takayama City Hall, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu11:30 Arrival in Takayama City, sightseeingDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu14:00 Start from Takayama and take a tour of the Gatshozokuri Shiragawago Village TourismDuration: 1 hour 20 minutesPass By: Messe Nagoya Station Esca, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu16:20 Departure to Nagoya Station19:55 Arrival at Nagoya Station

$136 Cultural & Theme Tours

Osaka to Shirakawago 2 Days Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Shirakawa-goPass By: Dotonbori, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki08:00 - 08:10 Meet up and departure from Osaka Kani Doraku DotomborihigashiStop At: Ashigara Service Area Outbound Line, Oyama-cho, Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu10:10 - 10:30 EXPASA Service AreaDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Gujo Hachiman Castle, Gujo, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu12:10 - 14:10 Lunch+ Gujyo-hachiman down town (free time)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Shirakawago, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu15:30 - 17:30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites! Shirakawago's traditional wooden houses (free time)Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Takayama Festival (Spring), Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu18:30 Arrive at Taka-Yama station, finish the schedule of first day.Meals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: TakayamaStop At: Nakabashi Bridge, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu08:30 - 11:00 Meet up at Taka-Yama station, the tourist guide will lead the customer to Nagabashi-koen, Takayama down townDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Takayama Jinya, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu11:10 - 11:20 Departure form Taka-Yama stationStop At: Sakakura Classic Ohara Sake Brewery, Kitakata, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku11:30 - 12:30 Visit the RAMEN factory and Taste Ramen on the Saka-kura Duration: 1 hourStop At: Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga Ryuo, Ryuo-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki15:30 - 17:00 Kyoto, Mitsui Outlet Park Shiga RyuoDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Dotonbori, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki18:30 Arrive at OsakaMeals included: • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.