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Half Day Takayama Highlights Private Tour

Mika S.

4.89(9) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
3 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 3 people

This half-day walking tour is ideal for those who came to Takayama for the first time to know the local history, culture and beauty.

The tour can be customized based on your interests.

Meeting Point

At your hotel or wherever you're convenient

9:00-10:00 Morning market

10:00-11:30 Visit old town

11:30-12:30 Lunch at a local restaurant with explanation about local cuisine

12:30-13:00 visit sake breweries with explanation

Ending Point

At your hotel or wherever you're convenient

What to Expect

You'll enjoy local atmosphere through walking around the town with your guide who loves local culture, history, traditions. You will be able to enjoy real atmosphere while walking the town. Also You'll discover more about Japan and Takayama through talking with your guide since she will give lots of information about the things you can see such as meanings of small streets, numerous numbers of small shrines, and storehouses.

Since this tour is your private tour, I am very flexible. Please let me know if you have any requests.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

lunch, entrance fee

Important Information

I will guide in Ishikawa, Aichi area if you are ok to pay my transportation fee. In the case that I need to stay a night prior, please note that the hotel cost is need to be paid by customers. For Kanazawa, it is about 8,000yen for the transportation cost. For Aichi or Nagano, it costs around 6500yen depending where we go.

The fee will be different after September

Entrance fee, sake tasting fee and lunch cost are not included.

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



Kristy H.

Jan 25, 2020

Takayama love

Thanks so much Mika your passion for your beautiful town is very understandable, we could have stayed a week not just 2 nights. We loved spending the day with you, thanks so much for the Japanese lessons the kids have been looking at signs trying to figure out there meaning :)

Mika S.

Hi Kristy, Thank you so much for letting me accompany you! I am pleased that you love this town! Yes! When you come back (maybe for festival!?) please please stay longer! You'll discover lots of hidden beauty in the local's life that might have been lost in big cities. Enjoy finding more Japanese letters that we learned while traveling!


Abilash N.

Dec 4, 2019

Leave it to Mika-san and enjoy the beauty of rural Japan!

My family and I were on our first trip to Japan, and we wanted to see the contrast of the city life and rural life. Takayama and Shirakawa-go was on our list and since my 6 year old daughter was with us, I wanted to be sure we knew what we were doing and where we were going. Step in Mika-san, one of the nicest and friendliest persons you will ever meet. We were in touch before my trip since I had many questions, which Mika-san always happily answered. We were staying at a hotel and also moving to ryokan on the day of the tour. Mika-san was kind enough to ensure the ryokan knew of our arrivals and went out of her way to help us settle in easily. We met her at the lobby and her smile that greeted us immediately made us feel so welcomed. During the tour she was so prepared with her homework. She had pictures, videos of ceremonies we missed during other seasons, she even had physical charts showing the timeline of Japan's history, so we understand her explanations well when we visited some sites. If you love food, leave it again to Mika-san to recommend! We had an amazing local meal and for me being a foodie, the Hoba Miso Beef was a standout! All I can say is that when you come to Takayama, leave it to Mika-san, relax and enjoy your day!


Nicole G.

Mar 23, 2019

Nice walk through Takayama

It was a great experience! Mika picked us up at the hotel and after a short introduction to our tour, we went through the city of Takayama, including some tasty food and ended with a view of a sake brewery (which doesn't offer tours, but Mika booked us in and gave us a tour herself). Thank you from our whole group! We definitely recommend her to everyone looking for a good time in Takayama.

Mika S.

Thank you so much for this great comment, Nicole! Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide in Japan. I'm glad that you enjoyed the morning market and sake brewery tour with tasting! I also enjoyed talking with you!! Hopefully see you when you come back to Japan:-)


Marc S.

Oct 31, 2018

enjoyable guide

We enjoyed the company of Mika as she was always joyfull and she Always put a smile on our face.

$239/ per group