Wonderful half-day experience Takayama tour

Custom Experience

Yuriko S.

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

Takayama has a lot of nature and culture. In this tour, you can experience such a wonderful time of culture and nature in Takayama. At first, I guide you to the only surviving old office building in Japan where has a beautiful Japanese garden. Next, let's enjoy local street morning market for shopping! Then, how about seeing magnificent festival floats? Passing through the old street, why don't you go to the crafts square in order to enjoy making some local products by yourself?

Itinerary

Check out what we are going to do.
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Meeting Point

at your hotel in Takayama

09:00

your hotel in Takayama

pick you up at your hotel and start the half-day tour

09:30

Takayama-Jinya

visit the only surviving old office building since 17 century

10:00

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)

10:30

Kusakabe Heritage House

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

11:00

Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall

visit and enjoy magnificent "yatai", or festival floats

11:30

Sakurayama Hachiman Shrine

visit the old shrine just beside the Floats Exhibition Hall

12:00

Sammachi Street

enjoy walking through the nostalgic old town street and have some local food for lunch

13:00

Takayama Traditional Culture and Crafts Square

enjoy experiencing craftsmanship. Let's try to make some lucky charm or knife by yourself!

14:00

your hotel in Takayama

return to your hotel, or if you want to go somewhere, such as "Shirakawago", I will guide you. (My hourly guide fee is 3500 yen)

Ending Point

at your hotel in Takayama

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

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

What‘s not included

admission fee for you, local products making experience fee for you, lunch for you and guide

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 a good luck charm is 1100 yen to 1650 yen, for making paperknife is 1500 yen (you can experience some other local products, such as plaited cord(2200 yen), bamboo horse or bamboo frog(500 yen), folding paper (100 yen) and so on

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.

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 a good luck charm is 1100 yen to 1650 yen, for making paperknife is 1500 yen (you can experience some other local products, such as plaited cord(2200 yen), bamboo horse or bamboo frog(500 yen), folding paper (100 yen) and so on

※ admission fee and experience fee are not included in the 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

$160/ per group

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