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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Beautiful place, but...

It's a good walk because of the things you'll see along the way, but the signs are kinda confusing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Justine A
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A MUST DO

such a pretty area. We strolled through the lower part of this historical Eastern Mountain area... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
IzzyBella17
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful walk” (14 reviews)
“castle ruins” (17 reviews)
“walk takes” (5 reviews)
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Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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"walk takes"
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"walking map"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good walk because of the things you'll see along the way, but the signs are kinda confusing to me because sometimes they're positioned where you can't see the text. Probably just me though, maybe the others didn't have a hard time.

Thank Justine A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

such a pretty area. We strolled through the lower part of this historical Eastern Mountain area - dotted with temples and shrines and lined with local crafts, teahouses ad foodstuffs. We also visited a lesser known timple called Entokuin - well worth finding!!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Walking course the first afternoon we arrived in Takayama, and it was a great way to get a feel for the town. There were some really scenic moments, at the shrines and with the gravestones. We first started with a map, but...More

Thank Jeremy M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

You will come across many shrines and nice architectures of various characters as you hike in this trail. A pair of comfortable shoes will suffice. I would strongly recommend a toilet break prior to embarking this trail as toilets can be hard to find, if...More

1  Thank leezacch
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I decided upon a whim to try the Higashiyama Walking trail, walking up after I visited the Miyagawa Morning Market. It's about a 1km walk to the Higashiyama Hakusan Shrine, which is along the walking trail. Along the trail you'll notice many tombstones and signage...More

1  Thank Shig31
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The course starts on the northern part of the old town and ended at the Park at the southern side of the old town. The paths take us to old eerie shrines of Takayama. Take heed of the route in the Dairyuji Park as the...More

Thank Erwin E
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Consider doing this walking course only if you've run out of things to do in takayama. The walking course brings you around temples (but by temple, is more of a shrine. Do not expect temples like Kyoto), and one actually walks past cemetery in the...More

Thank MMMKl
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

This "walk" is actually a random-ish path through the town and surroundings of Takayama. One need not walk only along the marked path, you can just wander, which is the idea :-). It's a beautiful trail with peaceful shrines, romantic old ruins & buildings, a...More

Thank Ankur P
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The walk is a little bit outside the center so it isn’t too crowded. The road is easy to find and you get to see plenty of beautiful shrines. I really liked that a part of it goes through an area of houses and rice/vegetable...More

Thank Tonje D
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We were in takayama nov 8-10. The leaves were magnificent. We walked the entire trail plus wandered through endless paths in the park at the end. Do beautiful. Loved the slower pace after much sightseeing in larger cities.

Thank PlanningQueenfromUT
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Eusebeia
2 April 2017|
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Response from Sara R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a great option. It is walking distance from major attractions and hotels downtown and rings the eastern hillside. It visits a variety of temples and begins (or ends, depending on the... More
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Krisna P
25 March 2017|
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Response from PingAshlyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. i went in mid Oct and started the walk at 3pm.. as it was late autumn, sun sets around 4-4.30pm.. so I planned to start the walk from the Park (to make use of the daylight) and end of at the town (so even if it's dark... More
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Krezna Rae P
19 December 2016|
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Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can join the trail at any point at the rear of the old town. To walk the entire trail to up the castle ruins is around 4-5 kms of country terrain making up of small roads, foot path and pavements. Since it is a circuit... More
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