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The 2 hours morning tour to cover the best places in Takayama!

Takahiro H.

3.80(5) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
2 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

Thinking about where to visit in Takayama? Let me help you enjoy your visit to the fullest!

This tour includes the must-see places in the area. You will get to meet and talk with locals as I explain cultural things in Takayama.

I can also recommend some nice restaurants and other activities and arrange the tour according to your request!

Meeting Point

At JR Takayama station

Morning market(in front of Jinya)


Nakahashi bridge (we take pics!)

Old town areas and sake breweries

Miyagawa morning market (the bigger market)

Yatai museum

Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine

Ending Point

Sakurayama Hachiman shrine (about 10 min walk away from the center of Takayama)

What to Expect

This tour will surely make your visit memorable and enjoyable!

Within a few hours, you will not only enjoy visiting the best places in Takayama but also learn about the history of it.

We get together at JR Takayama station in the morning, then we go to the morning market and visit Jinya, the only government place exciting from Edo period in Japan. Then, we go to Nakahashi bridge, a famous instagram spot and take some pics there. After that, we go to the old town area and visit some sake breweries. Next, we visit another bigger morning market next to the river. At the end, we will visit Yatai museum where the massive festival floats are stored and go to Sakurayama Hachiman shrine.

It is the perfect course to cover the places you should visit in Takayama!

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

Fee to enter the museum

Important Information

Time and course of the tour can be arranged according to your request!

The fee to enter Yatai museum is excluded *Price: Adult 900yen, Highschool student 550yen, Elementary/Junior high school student 450yen

It is not mandatory to enter but I strongly recommend you to check the festival floats inside since they are supposed to be one of the most beautiful floats in Japan!

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Kichi J.

Sep 28, 2019

One of the best experiences we've had in Japan

We had such a fun time with Taka exploring Takayama. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and just a great person to be around. He introduced us to local food and the Takayama Matsuri (even though we weren't there for the actual festival) and showed us so many things there are to love about the city. We definitely want to come back in the future.

Takahiro H.

Thank you for joining the tour!


Violet T.

Dec 31, 2018

Nice chap

Nice and gentle chap that brings us round to where we like to go.

Takahiro H.

Thank you for joining the tour! I hope to see you again someday.

Daniella G.

Dec 27, 2018

Fun short tour of Takayama

This tour of Takayama with Takahiro is a highlight reel. You do get to see the top sights of the city, but if you want something in depth, book a full day tour! We chose not to due to limited time and wanting to visit Shirakawago that afternoon. That being said, we do feel like we still got to see the real Takayama. Takahiro took us to his favorite place for gohei-mochi, a local specialty, and made us feel very welcome and not rushed. Thank you so much for a lovely tour!

Jodi C.

Sep 27, 2018

A rainy day in Takayama

Taka was punctual and very polite. He had planned our day well to take in the tourist spots but also quieter places with the lovely walk through the temple area! We thoroughly enjoyed Takayama!

$26/ per group