English, Japanese (Native)
Hi,I’m Taka! After graduating from high school in Japan, I attended a college in Florida to learn English and study music then I came back to Japan and I have been an English teacher and a musician for over 10 years. I’m originally from Tokyo, but I was really fascinated by the beauty of Takayama area, and I moved to the area in 2017. Since then, I have guided people over 100 people from all over the world and enjoying sharing the amazing culture here in Takayama area. I’m very friendly, talkative, and fluent in English. Let me help you make your visit both memorable and enjoyable!
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.
Thank you for joining the tour!
Nice and gentle chap that brings us round to where we like to go.
Thank you for joining the tour! I hope to see you again someday.
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!
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!