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Higashiyama Walking Course

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Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along...

Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.

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The path to learn the local neibourhood

Higashiyama walking course is great for those who enjoy to walk and appreciate the local shrines, cemetery, scenery, Japanese gardens, residential area etc. It was a slow but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Higashiyama walking course is great for those who enjoy to walk and appreciate the local shrines, cemetery, scenery, Japanese gardens, residential area etc. It was a slow but great way to appreciate the village away from the touristy sites. It involves long walk, make sure you have comfortable shoes. We saw some local dressed with traditional Japanese attires walking around... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A good way to appreciate the beauty of the village. Interesting shrine and beautiful scenery. It is also a good way to appreciate the locals way of living.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

I gotta say, I was a little bit disappointed by Takayama; old streets lose their appeal when packed with tourists and Hida Beef doesn't taste as good as the tourist prices you pay for it. That all being said there is no denying how impressive this run of temples and shrines is, starting from one end to the other, wander... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This will take you through a temple area, cemetary and residential neighborhoods. It was a really pleasant walk and accessible to anyone who can walk a few miles.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Found to the Higashiyama Walking Course to be a bit over hyped, over rated. The many listings of historical sites are mainly graves of some ancient inhabitants of Takayama. Don't expect to be awed by any fantastic structure or views, otherwise you will be deeply disappointed. Nevertheless, it is a very nice leisure walk to soak in the local lifestyle,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The map provided by the tourist office and the clearly signposted route made this amazingly easy to follow. We also happened to come during the low season so it wasn't busy and when you added snow made this all seem more magical. Can easily be done in a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a very nice trail which takes in temples, ruins and even a graveyard. It is perfect for some tranquillity and was especially great during the autumn foliage. Trail is fairly easy to follow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We took the Higashiyama Waling Course brochure from the tourist info centre (outside the train station). We were lucky as our ryokan is situated just beside the temple area. So, we started the walk from the temple area, explored the various small temples there, before crossing the road, passed by some rural houses and ventured into the Shiroyama Park. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Such a well sign posted walk which guides you through the countless shrines and temples in the area. You have the choice of taking a couple of detours along the route, but generally we followed the entire course. After a while some of the shrines and temples seem to sort of blend in with each other, but you also come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A pleasant walk where one can visit various temples and shrines, though none of the temples are open to visitors. It is still a nice stroll looking at the architecture and design of the various temples.

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