Enjoy tasting a variety of local food and saké in Takayama on this 2.5-hour tour. Visit local shops that you can’t find on your own to taste and learn about the culture and history related to them. A local guide will explain the culinary culture and history that developed in Takayama due to its isolated location. Explore the old town with an exotic atmosphere. Soak-up the daily lives of people in Takayama and discover the special fascination of the rural Japan.
• 2.5 hours
This is a sake tasting activity for international travelers in English. You can learn what the difference is between different types of sake, how to make sake and how to pair food with sake. Through this activity, you will understand the basics of sake and be able to choose your favorite sake after joining the activity. The sake tasting is held in Kanoya restaurant, a cozy Japanese restaurant.
• 1 hour
Edo-era architecture, samurai stories and houses shaped like praying hands — experience Japanese history and culture on this 3-day tour from Kyoto to three of Japan’s must-visit historical cities: Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa. With a professional guide, you'll explore traditional homes, UNESCO-listed folk villages and other impressive sites such as Kenroku-en Garden. Relax easy with prearranged transport to all locations, and enjoy your choice of standard or deluxe hotel accommodation in Takayama and Kanazawa. This is a one-way tour, ending in Tokyo.
• 3 days
On this tour, we will take you to Takayama from Tokyo using our own minivan or coach. We pick you up at a hotel or apartment in Tokyo City except Adachi-ku, Arakawa-ku, Edogawa-ku, Katsushika-ku and Kita-ku.On the way to Takayama, you go on Norikura Skyline on Mt. Norikura that is located in the highest place as a motorway in Japan. It is forbidden to go there by car to protect the nature, but, our green licensed vehicles are accessible. Even in summer, skilled skier visits Mt. Norikura to enjoy skiing.There is a place called "Ohanabatake" that means a flower garden, and you enjoy hiking there. It is easy for senior and children. The blooming of alpine plants in early summer, and autumn leaves in September to October are waiting for you. Don't miss the hidden garden beyond clouds.We drop you off at Takayama station, Hotel Associa Tayama or Hotel Green Plaza Takayama and the tour is ended.
• 10 hours
Explore Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama thanks to this 8-hour package tour with access to a private vehicle exclusively for you and your travelling companions. The English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage site Shirakawa-go followed by Hida Takayama, known for its exquisitely preserved old town. Stay in Takayama for the evening for a delicious Hida beef dinner before visiting the Hida Folk Village winter light-up event.
• 8 hours
Take to the skies on the Shin-Hotaka Ropeway and admire the breathtaking autumn leaves scenery spread below you before exploring the charming city of Takayama on this day trip from Nagoya to Takayama, Gifu Prefecture. There are only two departure dates (October 3 & 6) so get booking now!
• 13 hours
Visit the best parts of Takayama & Shirakawago with a private English speaking guide. You will be taken to the Sanmachi Street in Takayama, where you'll see the old castle town which has many restaurants, souvenir shops. Walk along the traditional local food street where Mitarashi Dango (rice dumpling in a sweet soy sauce) is the local specialty. The tour will also go to Shirakawago to see Japanese traditional buildings. You will learn the history of Shirakawago, how people have remained those life style. Take a photos of the well-preserved Shirakawago, then your tour will end at Kanazawa.
• 2 days
This is the ideal bike tour to discover the history and culture in Takayama for those who want to enjoy the highlights of Takayama. Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to the major attractions in Takayama such as old district, Morning market, and deep local hidden gems.
• 3 hours
Travel by bus on Japan’s highest road to Mt. Norikura and Norikura Kogen! Mt. Norikura is a mountain in the Northern Japan Alps located along the border between Gifu and Nagano prefectures and listed among Japan's 100 famous mountains. It is a well known hiking destination and an easy mountain to climb by using the road (Norikura Sky Line and Norikura Echo Line). We are able to reach 2,700 meters at Mt. Norikura Tatamidaira by bus and the ride makes us feel like walking above the clouds! Norikura Kogen is at 1,200 to 1,800 meters, a scenic nature highland at the base of Mt. Norikura with a number of attractions, including hiking, waterfalls, hot springs and ski resort. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of each season.
• 9 hours
Shower-climbing experience at the closest location to Hida-Takayama 4hoursDive into the mineral water river! What an experience!!!Riding on a train south from Hida-Takayama for 30 minutes, or north from Gero Hot Spring for 20 minutes. Hida-Osaka spreads at the foot of Mt. Ontake of 3067m/10000ft. The river water of Hida-Osaka is very clear due to the huge amount of spring water and deep forests of the mountain. On this tour, you can enjoy not only the latest popular canyoning, but also the traditional Japanese mountaineering and river trekking called "shower-climbing."
• 4 hours