Wondeful one-dayTakayama tour from Nagoya

Day Trip

Yuriko S.

4.82(17) reviews
Takayama
English
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

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!!

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

at your hotel in Nagoya

09:00

Hotel pick-up

meet at you hotel in Nagoya., and let's enjoy expressway bus to Takayama with me.

※9:15am Nagoya →11:50am Takayama (round bus fare is 5400 yen)

12:00

lacal restaurant in front of Takayama JR station

enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near Takayama JR station, which menu do you prefer, ramen noodle or 'hida' beef?

13:00

Takayama-Jinya

visit the only surviving old office building since 17 century

13:30

Miyagawa morning market

visit the local morning market beside the river, you can enjoy shopping and talking to local shop owners. Some of them speak English well!!

14:00

Kusakabe Heritage House

visit the rich merchant house which has 'irori', or old sunken fireplace and cute 'hina-dolls'

14:30

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine

visit and enjoy magnificent 'yatai', or festival floats and an old shrine by the hall

15:00

Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square

enjoy experiencing craftsmanship. Let's try making some lucky charm or paperknife by yourself!!

16:00

Bus stop near Takayama JR Station

Please relax while riding the expressway bus for 2 and half hours to Nagoya, you can get to Nagoya at 6:35pm

(I say "good-by" at the bus stop in Takayama)

Ending Point

bus stop in front of Takayama JR Station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up fee in Nagoya, transportation fee for guide

What‘s not included

transportation fee for you, lunch for you and guide, entrance fee for you, experience fee of making folk craft

※expressway bus fee for round-trip is 5400 yen per a person

※admission fee for Takayama-Jinya is 440 yen, for Kusakabe Heritage House is 500 yen, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall is 1000 yen per a person

※experience fee for making 'sarubobo', or local lucky charm shaped small monkey is 1100 yen, paper knife is 1500 yen

Important Information

I will guide you every day not only on weekend from next April. But I only guide you on weekends now because I work at junior high school on weekday now, but I will retire next March. I can guide you around Kyoto if you pay my transportation fee. I also dress you kimono if you want.

I pick you up to your hotel in Nagoya, but my guided tour ends at the bus stop in Takayama. (If you want to return to your hotel with me, would you please tell me? In that case, I will. but extra charge will be needed) ※my guide fee for an hour is 3500 yen

※expressway bus fee for round-trip is 5400 yen per a person

※admission fee for Takayama-Jinya is 440 yen, for Kusakabe Heritage House is 500 yen, Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall is 1000 yen per a person

※experience fee for making 'sarubobo', or local lucky charm shaped small monkey is 1100 yen, paper knife is 1500 yen

(above fees are not included in my guide fee)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Reviews

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Dr. gal B.

Dec 30, 2019

Great time at Osaka area with Yuriko

We (2 adults) spent two days with Yuriko in Osaka area, visiting Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Yuriko is a knowledgeable and friendly person and we had great time. I am only sorry for allocating only two days for the area. If it is your first time to Osaka, I suggest you allocate – 2-3 days for Kyoto, 1 day for Nara and 2 days for Osaka.

Yuriko S.

Dear Gal, Thank you for your good review and nice comment. You’re also very friendly and your mom, Hana is so kind and cheerful. As you said, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka have lot of places to visit. I hope you will come to Japan again and please enjoy your stay in Japan! Yuriko

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Sheharyar K.

Nov 28, 2019

guiding in Kyoto

Professional, excellent information about the area and sights. A pleasant person to work with, we had great time with Yuriko and enjoyed the experience.

Yuriko S.

Dear Sheharyar, Thank you so much for such a nice review and kind words. I also had a wonderful time with you and your wife. Arashiyama was its best season for autumn leaves viewing, wasn’t it? Though it was so crowded, it was fun for me to see both of you enjoying beautiful Arashiyama. In Nijo Castle, we had a very rare chance to see imperial style tea ceremony. It was fantastic and elegant!! During a day, the weather was nice and the driver, Mr. Uchida was great. Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful time and delicious sweet. I wish you all the best. Sincerely yours, Yuriko

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Phyllis W.

Nov 26, 2019

Such a delightful person

Having a rough outline for what we wanted to do, Yuriko helped make our experience really great! One of our group members was not feeling well and needed to return to the hotel. Yuriko helped get a cab due to the language barrier and the rest of the group was able to continue the tour of Kyoto.

Yuriko S.

Dear Phyllis, Thank you for such a good review and warm comments. I was so happy to see you enjoying autumn beautiful view in Arashiyama and Kinkakuji Temple. And it was fun for me to chat with you during lunch time. I hope you will have another wonderful day in Tokyo today. Please give my best wishes to Michaele. Best regards, Yuriko

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Yoko Y.

Nov 12, 2019

Excellent tour in Kyoto and Nara

Yuriko was fantastic! Always on time, excellent knowledge of the history of Kyoto and so polite. It was a pleasure spending time with her. Thank you Yuriko. Greeting from Stella and Evris from Greece!

Yuriko S.

Hi!! Thank you for your good review, Stella and Evris. I also had a wonderful time with you. I could also learn a lot from you about your beautiful country, Greece. Chatting with you at a coffee shop and having chance to talk with a cute junior high school girl on the subway train were so pleasant time for us, weren't they? I am very sorry to cause you a lot of walking. I wish both of you luck and happiness. Thank you. Yuriko

$200/ per group

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