The Nakasen-do, or Central Mountain Road, is one of the five highways that connect between Edo (present-day Tokyo) and Kyoto. You can walk and experience the atmosphere of a way old travelers passed, Probably it is one of THE things to do in Japan. I will accompany you for exploration of beauty and nature from Japan's old times.
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JR Nagoya Station (Chuo Main Line platform)
Post town, Magome, which was developed along a mountain ridge. Enjoy the historic spots and townscape. And stop by various shops specializing in local crafts, souvenirs and food!
Old watermill and a way with several right angled turns
Spectacular view of Mt. Ena from the lookout. Photo spot!
Koi iwa (carp rock), one of the Tsumago's scenic beauties
JR Nagoya Station
You can experience the atmosphere of the days back in the time of Samurai. There are historical buildings which are still standing. Also people still live in such a beautiful village. Enjoy taking many pictures. In Japan it is said people who hike are friendly and helpful. Why not talk to them? The guide is more than happy to help you. It will be a memorable half day! You could also enjoy their local food such as Soba buckwheat noodles, Goheimochi (skewered rice cake grilled with sauce), Oyaki (buns filled with vegetables and beans) and chestnut-laced sweets.
Transportation costs (JR Pass user approx. 1500JPY/ non JR Pass User 5000JPY/ guide 7000JPY)
Admission fees (you)
Lunch (you and guide)
This tour with me is only available on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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Thank you, Yuga. That was a fun two days. I'm glad that the afternoon tea place was a great discovery for you. And I learned a lot from you. I wish all of you the best. Kindest regards, Yoko
Yoko showed us so many interesting spots in Takayama and gave us time to enjoy each stop. We have been on Private tours that rushed us so we could see everything. Yoko made sure we enjoyed each stop whether it was the morning market, museum or sake tasting. Her excellent English made it easy to understand.
Many thank you for your wonderfully kind words, Paul! I'm glad to know that you went back to the market and got some more you wanted. I learned more about Hawaii from you and like it more now. I hope to see you back in Japan again before too long! Best wishes to you all - Yoko
My husband and I had a most informative and enjoyable tour of Hida-Takayama with Yoko guiding our way. She is very knowledgeable about the area and made our time with her go by very fast because she is so personable and kind as well as knowledgeable. Having Yoko take us to the morning market was a treat because we were able to find out about the different foods that were there to be sampled. We enjoyed the historical and cultural sites more because Yoko provided us with additional information and details, much more than going by ourselves - we really learned a lot about Takayama, and we highly recommend Yoko for your guide if you are visiting the area.
It was a pleasure to spend time with you and thank you so much for your kind words. There is nothing better rewarding to me than a happy guest. Learning about "fountain pen" was pleasant for me, too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. My very best wishes to you. Yoko