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Takayama Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Takayama, Japan with a Local Guide

Popular Takayama Tour Guides

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Yoji K.

Yoji K.

5.00 / 5
(22 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I'm Yoji, based in Kanazawa. I spent my formative years in Kanazawa and pursued my master's degree in the United States. Having lived in Washington D.C. and California for six years, I then resided and worked in China and various Southeast Asian countries. My passion lies in exploring new destinations and connecting with people worldwide. Now, it's my turn to extend the same hospitality I've received to you. I specialize in crafting personalized tours tailored to your interests and preferences. If you're a food enthusiast, you've come to the right place. For those seeking to delve into Japan's rich history and culture, I highly recommend joining my full-day tour in Kanazawa. Additionally, I offer tours to Shirakawago and Takayama. Let's embark on an unforgettable journey together.                                                                                                                                  

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Lucy F.

Lucy F.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hello, everyone! I'm Lucy, and I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself with you. Originally hailing from the picturesque south of France, my life's journey has woven through the landscapes of both France and Germany, primarily within the realm of fashion and costume design. My heart, however, found its home in the enchanting city of Kanazawa when my husband's career led us here in 2019. Since then, this city has not only become my adopted home, but it's a place I've grown to adore. Now, guiding has become a source of immense joy for me. I cherish the opportunity to meet people from all corners of the world, sharing my knowledge about this incredible city and its cultural tapestry. Beyond the guided tours, my free time is often spent in exploration. Whether uncovering hidden gems in the surroundings or immersing myself in the world of pottery, crafts or hiking. I'm here not just to guide but also to connect, learn, and share the beauty I've discovered in Kanazawa. Looking forward to our journeys together!                                                                                                                                 

Toyama Tour Guide - Yuichi W.

Yuichi W.

4.50 / 5
(14 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I'm Yuichi, an English tour guide in Hokuriku region. If you are thinking about traveling to historical places such as Kanazawa, Shirakawa-go and Takayama, I am willing to offer a tour. I can bring you to those popular destinations from my base, Toyama city. These are the examples of my tour: Kanazawa - Shirakawago - Takayama Takaoka - Gokayama - Shirakawago - Takayama Toyama - Tateyama Kurobe Alipne Route - Omachi (Nagano Pref.) During the tour I like to provide simple explanations about Japanese history, and small tips for using the Japanese language on your request. My interests are food, cooking, sake and wine as well as Japanese novels and movies. It would be possible to add those tastes to our tour including a visit to local wineries, movie scenes, etc... Finally, I will do my best to give you a pleasant stay. Looking forward to seeing you in Hokuriku!                                                                                                                                  

Gifu Tour Guide - Yuriko S.

Yuriko S.

4.94 / 5
(48 reviews)
Japan

I am Yuriko from Gifu Prefecture. I was an assistant English teacher at junior high school. I started to work as a National Certificate tour guide in 2019. I'm very interested in kimono, tea ceremony and Japanese castles. I sometimes guide in kimono. There are so many nice places to visit in Gifu and Nagoya! I also guide around Takayama, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kanazawa if you pay my transportation fee from my hometown. Let's enjoy Japan with me!                                                                                                                                 

New Takayama Tour Guides

Gifu Tour Guide - Norman B.

Norman B.

Japan

Good day, everyone! I am Norman. I live in Japan since 2006 and currently residing in Gifu ken. My passions are playing competitive sports and traveling around famous and historical tourist destinations. If you are planning a trip, please do not hesitate to reach out. I’ll be more than happy to assist you especially here in Nagoya, Aichi ken/Gifu ken/Shiga ken and Kyoto. Let’s make your journey unforgettable.                                                                                                                                   

Takayama Tour Guide - Kyohei Y.

Kyohei Y.

5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
Japan

Hi, Thank you for visiting my page! I am Kyohei. I was born and raised in Takayama, and learned English in Canada. Due to its seclusion from other cities, Takayama has developed a unique culture and history, and its residents have lived here for a long time relying on the region's abundant mountain and natural resources. I am looking forward to sharing the true Hida Takayama that can only be conveyed by a local resident. Thank you!                                                                                                                                  

Gifu Tour Guide - William P.

William P.

4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

I was born and raised in the USA, but have lived and worked in Japan for more than half my life. I am a naturalized citizen, and have made my home in Hida Takayama for more than ten years now. Pairing the knowledge of a local with the perspective of an outsider, my tours focus on places and insights that nobody else will show you. In addition to standard tours, I do night-time tours, nature walks, and sake-tasting tours (with my experience as a brewery worker, I am an expert on all things sake).                                                                                                                                 

Gifu Tour Guide - Yoko T.

Yoko T.

5.00 / 5
(16 reviews)
Japan

Hi! I am Yoko, a friendly regional Licensed Guide Interpreter. This area is my home! This is why I've been sharing beauties of this prefecture with my guests from around the world. This area is great fun: local, historical, culturally important, sometimes mysterious and beautiful! If you are already in love with Japan, then let me personalize your experience here. Visit the best places, venues, spots and locations with me. You will enjoy neighborhood full of hidden local treasures. I am a mother of two girls. I'd be happy to welcome families and I can arrange a tour depending on your situation. Please feel free to ask me any. I also translate and teach English. And I am a host of an Internet radio show. I like meeting people and all these experiences allow me to be good at communicating as a guide. I look forward to exploring this beautiful culture with you. Thank you!                                                                                                                                  

Popular Takayama Private Tours

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Casual tour in Takayama

Takayama
2 hours

I'll guide main part of Takayama and local place. We'll go old town, morning market, sake breweries, shrines and temples area, also good cafes or eateries. Also I can arrange a plan where you want to go like to see cherry blossom, to walk in country side.

FROM$94/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mao M.
Mao M.
4.62 / 5
(13 reviews)
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Best of Takayama & Shirakawa-go Expedition

Takayama
7 hours

Start your day with a trip to Takayama's morning market, one of the 3 largest markets in Japan. Then, take a relaxing stroll through the old town, beautifully preserved for 300 years since the samurai period. In the afternoon, you will take a trip to Shirakawa-go and see its traditional thatched roof houses, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Please let me know your special interests, and I will happily customize the tour for you, especially activities or food you'd like to try!

FROM$488/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
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Sake Sensations: an Exclusive Tasting with a Sommelier

Takayama
1 hour 20 min

Thanks to its ideal climate, Takayama boasts a wide variety of local sake brewed at multiple private breweries. Each brewery has a different philosophy; understanding them will give you insight into how to enjoy the local masterpieces. Your guide will take you on an exquisite and culturally rich tasting experience at one of the breweries. Indulge in the world of sake with your guide, an International Sake Sommelier, and get detailed tips on how to enjoy Japan's national drink!

FROM$63/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
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Takayama and Shirakawago in 1 day

Takayama
9 hours

How about spending 1 day to visit both Takayama and Shirakawago? This tour departs from Takayama and we will spend first 2 hours in Takayama and then depart to Shirakawago for 3.5 hours walking tour. If the group is staying in Kanazawa for the night after the tour, it is not necessary to come back to Takayama.

FROM$282/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Bonnie C.
Bonnie C.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)

New Takayama Private Tours

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Sawanobori -PRIVATE river walking tour- -Hidden gem in Hida Takayama-

Takayama
5 hours

More than 90% of the Hida region consists of trees and mountains, offering easy access to all year round outdoor activities. How about immersing yourself among its natural hidden gems?

FROM$250/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kyohei Y.
Kyohei Y.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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"HALF DAY"- private Tour based on your requests in Takayama

Takayama
3 hours

My tour is private customized tour in Hida region (Takayama, Shirakawago) based on your requests. We communicate well in advance and make your own plan. Once confirm your reservation, I will give you detailed itinerary. Please feel free to contact with me and let me know the places where would like to visit, your favorite things, interested in.

FROM$200/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kyohei Y.
Kyohei Y.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
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Wonderful half-day experience Takayama tour

Takayama
5 hours

Takayama has a lot of nature and culture. In this tour, you can experience such a wonderful time of culture and nature in Takayama. At first, I guide you to the only surviving old office building in Japan where has a beautiful Japanese garden. Next, let's enjoy local street morning market for shopping! Then, how about seeing magnificent festival floats? Passing through the old street, why don't you go to the crafts square in order to enjoy making some local products by yourself?

FROM$188/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(48 reviews)
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Wondeful one-dayTakayama tour from Nagoya

Takayama
7 hours

Takayama is located in the north of Gifu, central Japan. It takes about 2 and half hour from Nagoya by highway-bus. While bus riding, you can enjoy beautiful mountainous scenery, especially in winter, the snow-covered landscape from the bus window is wonderful!! Takayama is an old castle town, I am sure you will have a wonderful time while walking through the nostalgic town street!! Takayama also has a lot of high quality craftsmanship, you can experience such a skillful art by yourself!!

FROM$219/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(48 reviews)

Day Trips from Takayama

Takayama Tour Reviews

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Deborah I.

5 / 5
Jun 15, 2024

Takayama Highlights Tour of Must-Visit Gems

Takayama
3 hours

A Wonderful Half-Day with Lovely Mika

We enjoyed strolling and learning about Takayama with Mika. We went thru the market, visited the local shrine and most fascinating was visiting the historic house. Mika was obliging and helpful and a great companion.

Deborah  I.

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed our stroll through Takayama. It was a pleasure showing you the market, local shrine, and historic house. I’m glad you found them fascinating. I enjoyed being your companion for the day and am happy to have been of help. I hope to see you again on another tour in the future!

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Kay S.

5 / 5
Jun 13, 2024

Multi-Brewery Sake Tasting Tour

Takayama
2 hours

Sake Tour at Takayama

William is attentive and knowledgeable. The tour was well curated and smooth. He was quick to pick up our preferences and chose good sakes for us to enjoy. He was accommodating and attentive and leniently answered my curious daughter’s questions.

Solid guide

Yuriko came a pretty long way from her home and our 4 hour tour was basically a full day commitment for her. But you wouldn't know it from her energy and enthusiasm. We hit most of the major sights in Takayama, so it was an efficient use of time, and she added some interesting information along the way. Her English skills were excellent, perhaps the best of the 4 guides we used. And like all of our guides she really went out of her way to accommodate our requests and make us feel like her personal guests. She even gave us small handcrafted gifts.

John W.

Thank you for giving me such a wonderful review and nice comment! I'm so happy to read your complement. I also had a good time with you in Takayama. I've sometimes got a good information from my guests during guiding. Yes! this time, your clever daughter gave me a nice information where the watch tower in Takayama Jinya can be seen.(I've visited there so many times, but I've never noticed about it(^-^;) Thank you so much for everything, and please come to Gifu, again! Your guide, Lily(Yuriko)

Takayama Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Takayama or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Takayama has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Takayama tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Takayama, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.

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