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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

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  • No need to struggle reading Japanese menus—food tastings are included
  • Get access to local places that are hard for tourists to find
  • Have a guide to act as translator, so you can ask locals questions
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
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Overview
This food and culture walking tour of Takayama will open your eyes to a more intimate, local side of Japan. Don’t stress about language barriers: You’ll have a guide with you the whole time to act as translator, order food, and give fascinating insights. You’ll visit a sake brewery, a miso maker, a market, restaurant, local shops, and see hard-to-find countryside views. Included tastings make for a hassle-free experience. 
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at a central location, start your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama. You’ll learn all about the history of the city and why its isolated location led to such an interesting culture.
Visit a sake brewery to find out how Japan’s signature drink is made. There’s no need to pack lunch, as you’ll visit a variety of eateries to taste samples, including a miso maker and a local restaurant.
Other highlights include a colorful morning market and a visit to the old town, which has been recognized by the Japanese government as an area with important traditional buildings. You’ll learn about local life, food, and culture in Takayama, and also chat with locals with the help of your guide.
Reviews (54)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Terrific experience in Takayama

My wife and me and our 4 sons aged 20 thriugh to 14 years today enjoyed the Takayama Food and Culture walk with our guide Hisa. We had a great time and enjoyed Hisa's company. He knew his brief and was a great source of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tempe1964
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a lovely message you have left! Thank you so much, really sweet of you. We are all so glad to learn that you had a good time with our guide, Hisa. He is indeed an excellent guide with passion, great knowledge and most importantly,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fabulous introduction to Takayama.

Probably our favourite tour of the holiday. Half day look around Takayama was relaxed, educational and fun. We had a booked a group tour but only the 2 of us were on it so had a more personal touch. Miyuki was amazing and we very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarkPP
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely message. You must have had really good time in Takayama! Yes, Miyuki is an amazing guide, she is so sweet too. You are one of the luckiest to have her for your guide. Hope we see you again...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018
Takayama local experience

So interesting! Learn a lot on this activity. Miyuki was perfect. We visited a lot of local shops. Usually I don't like sake but she brought us to a little place and we tasted different sake. I enjoy one and brought it home. I learned...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely message. So interesting to read that you enjoyed the taste of sake while you usually don't enjoy the taste of it. It may have been a magic of Miyuki! Really wonder which one you liked. Let us know...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Fun and informative tour of Takayama old town and markets

Akiko, our guide, did a really great job of keeping eight of us entertained as well as together for a few hours around Takayama. You can easily walk around yourself, but the benefits of having someone like Akiko are clear as you do the tour:...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely message. We are so pleased to learn that you had a good time walking through the old town in Takayama with Akiko. She is really a great guide and more importantly she has lovely personality. So yes, you...More

Reviewed November 14, 2018
A great introduction to Takayama

Having met our guides Miyuki and Yuriko at one of the morning markets we began our tour with a very interesting stroll round the site. We were encouraged to sample different foods and ask about their production and use. We also visited a sake brewery,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thank you so much for having joined our tour and leaving lovely message. Miyuki indeed is a great guide and she has incredible knowledge about Japanese culture. Hida Takayama is one of prettiest towns in Japan for sure and we local people do proud of...More

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Response from Bev890 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 2hours including a stop for hot chocolate in a cafe. I believe it gives the duration of each tour on their website.
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