Takayama Private Tour

The Little Kyoto of Gifu

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Takayama with a Local Guide

Takayama (高山市) is a well-preserved historical city in the heart of the Japanese Alps in the Chubu region.

It developed as a castle town during the Sengoku period (Warring States) and during the Edo period, the area was under the direct control of the Tokugawa shogunate.

As a former castle town and the largest population centre of the old Hida Province, Takayama is frequently referred to as Hida Takayama (飛騨高山).

Takayama is also known as “Little Kyoto” thanks to its striking similarities with the former Imperial capital. Everything, from the attractions to the way the city is organized reminds of Kyoto.

The old houses of Takayama’s Sanmachi district east reflects Kyoto’s Gion district. The temples and shrines are concentrated on the Higashiyama (Eastern Hills), just like in Kyoto, and using the same name for the area.

Consider visiting during the Takayama Festival, held in spring and autumn and considered one of Japan’s best festivals.

The tour will take you to

  • Sanmachi Suji
  • Hida Folk Village
  • Takayama Jinya
  • Higashiyama
  • Kokubunji Temple
  • Yoshijima Heritage House

Custom Tour

Depending on what you want to visit (temples, shops, museums, monuments, etc.) or participate in a cultural experience, we will build a personal tour plan just for you, in line with your interests, travel styles, schedule and other requirements, to ensure that your visit will be an unforgettable experience.

Contact us for a tailor-made visit.

Takayama Private Tour

Rates (group of up to six (6) guests)

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Adult(s) – 15 years and over
Children – 6 – 14 years
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