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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

Highlights
  • No need to struggle reading Japanese menus—food tastings are included
  • Get access to local places that are hard for tourists to find
  • Have a guide to act as translator, so you can ask locals questions
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From US$50.52
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From US$50.52
Overview
This food and culture walking tour of Takayama will open your eyes to a more intimate, local side of Japan. Don’t stress about language barriers: You’ll have a guide with you the whole time to act as translator, order food, and give fascinating insights. You’ll visit a sake brewery, a miso maker, a market, restaurant, local shops, and see hard-to-find countryside views. Included tastings make for a hassle-free experience. 
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at a central location, start your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama. You’ll learn all about the history of the city and why its isolated location led to such an interesting culture.
Visit a sake brewery to find out how Japan’s signature drink is made. There’s no need to pack lunch, as you’ll visit a variety of eateries to taste samples, including a miso maker and a local restaurant.
Other highlights include a colorful morning market and a visit to the old town, which has been recognized by the Japanese government as an area with important traditional buildings. You’ll learn about local life, food, and culture in Takayama, and also chat with locals with the help of your guide.
Reviews (57)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A great experience

This was a highlight on our trip to Japan. It was a very rainy day in February, but in spite of this, the food and culture walk was great (but you should dress according to the weather; you will spend most of the time outside)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank brigadevandal
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely message. We are all so glad to learn that you had a great time in Hida Takayama with our guide Miyuki, despite of the unfortunate weather. February is the coldest month, but at the same time, it's the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Comprehensive tour of traditional Takayama

Akiko was a very welcoming and knowledgeable tour guide who showed us some of the highlights of "old" Takayama. We tasted numerous traditional foods and sake and learned how they were made. The stories of the floats, their history and construction, and the parades was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank richard e
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely message. We are happy to read that you had a good time with our guide Akiko. She is a great guide indeed, as well as a lovely person. I have to say that this is the greatest way...More

Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile
Fabulous Local Insight

After 8 days in Japan it was a real pleasure to finally have a chance to get a picture of local life. We arrived by train from Takayama in about 20 minutes and after stepping off the train thought we had walked into a ghost...More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a lovely message you have left for everyone! Thank you so much. I myself from this wee town Furukawa, can picture where you were and how you enjoyed each moments. You did beat the Okoshi-daiko (Okoshi drum)! You will be able to come back...More

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Terrific experience in Takayama

My wife and me and our 4 sons aged 20 thriugh to 14 years today enjoyed the Takayama Food and Culture walk with our guide Hisa. We had a great time and enjoyed Hisa's company. He knew his brief and was a great source of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

Such a lovely message you have left! Thank you so much, really sweet of you. We are all so glad to learn that you had a good time with our guide, Hisa. He is indeed an excellent guide with passion, great knowledge and most importantly,...More

Reviewed 29 December 2018
Fabulous introduction to Takayama.

Probably our favourite tour of the holiday. Half day look around Takayama was relaxed, educational and fun. We had a booked a group tour but only the 2 of us were on it so had a more personal touch. Miyuki was amazing and we very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MarkPP
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely message. You must have had really good time in Takayama! Yes, Miyuki is an amazing guide, she is so sweet too. You are one of the luckiest to have her for your guide. Hope we see you again...More

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Response from Bev890 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 2hours including a stop for hot chocolate in a cafe. I believe it gives the duration of each tour on their website.
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