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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Culturally Fantastic

Like in Kyoto, you walk the foothills from temple to temple through graveyards and residential... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TomBrodehl
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Danville, Ca
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Great and diverse walking course

It's a very diverse course past numerous shrines and temples and through village streets, rice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark_Daemen
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Ghent
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“castle ruins” (18 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (14 reviews)
“walk takes” (5 reviews)
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Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like in Kyoto, you walk the foothills from temple to temple through graveyards and residential areas. Very confusing route but somewhat signed. We got lost a few times. Unlike Kyoto, no souvenir stands and tourist free and quiet. Recommend you give it a try.

Thank TomBrodehl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a very diverse course past numerous shrines and temples and through village streets, rice paddies,... The walk is waymarked. I ran a part of this course and it was really rewarding. Loved it.

Thank Mark_Daemen
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

its a path between shrines , cemeteries and a wood , quiet , not crowded with some interesting locations , it's within walking distance from center.

1  Thank oded_lotan
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

English map is helpful, but there’s no corresponding marks on the walk to verify where you actually are. But the getting lost in such amazing history and amazing vistas made being lost very enjoyable.

2  Thank Trish A
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

we were staying at Oyado Yamakyu ryokan, and this walking course was right beside it. Has a cluster of old buddhist temples woh a bit of description of its history. Nice and quiet place for an evening stroll

1  Thank VarunMishra
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the solitude of this interesting walk. It takes you through forests past shrines and temples and provides information along the way. Well worth a wander.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

An easy walk, great views of the city, lots of interesting shrines and temples. Too bad we had to stop early due to rain. Bring an umbrella if you go.

Thank AlaskanVagabond
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Relatively easy walk for our 5,7,9yo. Got them out of the town tourist crowds and got a good bit of space the round and get some energy off. We climbed up the the castle ruins on the park. Very clear sign posts. I wouldn’t take...More

2  Thank AllLoveMummy
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

If walking through the historic centre is a highlight and must-do, so is the walking course. Yes, there are stairs and a few steep bits but as a walker with two very dodgy feet, a bit of gritting teeth and you can do it and...More

Thank Aliyore
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

A nice exercise walking from shrines to temples with nice views of Takayama. But nearly all the sites were closed, making the experience a walk, not a visit to these historic sites.

1  Thank LightPro
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Eusebeia
2 April 2017|
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Response from Sara R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a great option. It is walking distance from major attractions and hotels downtown and rings the eastern hillside. It visits a variety of temples and begins (or ends, depending on the... More
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Krisna P
25 March 2017|
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Response from PingAshlyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. i went in mid Oct and started the walk at 3pm.. as it was late autumn, sun sets around 4-4.30pm.. so I planned to start the walk from the Park (to make use of the daylight) and end of at the town (so even if it's dark... More
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Krezna Rae P
19 December 2016|
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Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can join the trail at any point at the rear of the old town. To walk the entire trail to up the castle ruins is around 4-5 kms of country terrain making up of small roads, foot path and pavements. Since it is a circuit... More
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