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Takayama Tours

Book a Private Takayama Tour with a Local Tour Guide

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Takayama Highlights Tours

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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$286/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Bonnie C.
Bonnie C.
5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
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Takayama Highlights Tour of Must-Visit Gems

Takayama
3 hours 30 min

This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors looking to discover Takayama's history, authentic culture, and natural beauty with a local guide! The basic itinerary includes some of the best experiences, such as the morning market, the old town, and a local sake brewery. Please let me know your interests, and I will happily arrange a customized tour just for you!

FROM$381/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
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Takayama Full-day Private Tour (6 hours)

Takayama
6 hours

You can visit the old town area in Takayama with a friendly, Hida area Government-licensed Guide Interpreter. Walk around "Miyagawa Morning Market", where you can find locally grown foods and handcrafts. Koi (carp) fish welcome you. Experience the feel of "Takayama Festival" at the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. Skilled artisans’ works, traditional structures seen in Takayama old town are must-see, too. Also why not try talking to locals? Your guide is more than happy to help you.

FROM$258/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoko T.
Yoko T.
5.00 / 5
(17 reviews)
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ONE DAY - private Tour based on your requests in Takayama

Takayama
6 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$305/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kyohei Y.
Kyohei Y.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)

Takayama Day Trip 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$95/ 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$496/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
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Takayama ( old merchant town ) and Shirakawago ( UNESCO World Heritage site ) tour from Kanazawa

Takayama
9 hours

In the Edo period, for the first 107 years Takayama was ruled by the fuedal lord Kanamori. For the latter 177 years the Tokugawa Shogunate directly ruled Takayama. Takayama flourished as a merchant town since the Tokugawa ruling. Old merchant houses remain in Sannomachi district. The latticework windows are painted black Bengara color. Shirakawago villages was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. A Gassho farmhouse is difined as a thatched farmhouse with big slanted roofs. The name Gassho means the gesture when people bring their hands together in prayer. The shape of the roofs resemble the Gassho style. Most Gassho farmhouses have about 200 years history. There are 60 Gassho farmhouses in Shirakawago village. These houses are still used by owner family for their daily living. In the morning, we visit Shirakawago village. In the afternoon, we visit Takayama city. 

FROM$260/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takashi M.
Takashi M.
4.71 / 5
(17 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$222/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yuriko S.
Yuriko S.
4.94 / 5
(49 reviews)

Takayama Food & Drink Tours

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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$64/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)
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Multi-Brewery Sake Tasting Tour

Takayama
2 hours

Your guide, an experienced brewery worker, will introduce you to sake, and help you to discover the varieties that you like best. A complete explanation of the production process and the various flavor elements will help you to understand what you are tasting. Starting with some standard varieties, we will guide you toward the kinds that you will enjoy the most. There are seven sake breweries to visit, but the full circuit is not for the faint of heart.

FROM$95/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - William P.
William P.
4.75 / 5
(4 reviews)
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Takayama Foodie Tour

Takayama
2 hours 30 min

Do you want to explore Takayama like a local? Maybe you aren’t sure where to find the best eats or quality Japanese cooking utensils and vessels. On this private tour, you can take a culinary adventure and get the best of Takayama’s unique food culture! The cold climate is ideal for making miso, pickles, sake, and many other traditional Japanese food. Get ready to go on a delicious journey where you can learn about Takayama through its authentic cuisine.

FROM$114/ per person
Japan Tour Guide - Mika S.
Mika S.
4.96 / 5
(25 reviews)

Day Trips from Takayama

Takayama Tour Reviews

A beautiful day in Takayama!

Yuriko (also known as Lilly) was an amazing tour guide. She was so very knowledgeable about the history of Takayama and told interesting stories that we all enjoyed. Our family of 6 ranged in ages from 6 years to 70 years. I would highly recommend her as a guide and also recommend Takayama as a beautiful town to visit on your journey. Yuriko organised a lovely lunch and we enjoyed delicious food.

Aidan C.

Thank you for an excellent review and heartwarning comments!(^-^)/ I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed beautiful Takayama with my guiding. Your kids are so cute and they reminded me of my three sons when they were little kids . I also enjoyed answering your clever boy's interesting questions. Please come to Japan again! From your guide, Lily

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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.

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The option to personalize your tour

Just contact your favorite local

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Only private tours!

So no group tours with strangers

Private Tours in Takayama

Travel like a real local. With our lineup of varied tours we want to help you customize and realize your ideal tour in Takayama. Our guides can arrange for you to visit areas specific to your interests, so there will be no filler in the itinerary! Browse all the tours we offer in Takayama, and find the perfect one for you. The tours come in a variety of categories and lengths, so chances are you will be able to find the tour for you. Looking for something you couldn’t find in our lineup? Go ahead and send a message to one of the guides, they will create your tour for you! Teaming up with a local guide and getting their help in planning the itinerary is the smart way to travel, so let them sort everything out for you.