Start you day with morning market, one of the 3 largest markets in Japan. Take a walk in the old town, which has been preserved from 300 years ago. In the afternoon, you will trip to Shirakawago, famous for its traditional thatched roof farmhouses which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage site.
Check out what we are going to do.
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At you hotel lobby
Morning Market along the Miyagawa River
Old town of Takayama
Sake tasting at sake brewaries
Shirakawa-go, thatched roof architectural houses
At your hotel lobby
You will experience the most popular places in Hida Takayama area in a day! Feel free to request anything if you have something to do during the day. I would be happy to be flexible to arrange for you to make your unforgettable experience!
guide fee, hotel pick up in the central part in Takayama
transportation fee(you and guide) about 5,000 JPY
entrance fee (300 to 1000 JPY depending on spots)
Transportation will be by public bus. The bus cost between Takayama and Shirakawa-go(4,420yen for round trip) is not included in the guide fee. Your are expected to pay your guide's transportation as well.
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 :)
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!
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!
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.
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:-)
We enjoyed the company of Mika as she was always joyfull and she Always put a smile on our face.