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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

  • 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
Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From US$ 45.45
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
US$ 45.45

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 (47)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Morning market stroll in Takayama

We enjoyed a delightful, relaxed and informative walk through old Takayama with our charming guide Ayaka. Food and sake tasting was fun!

Thank rybn
Reviewed 6 days ago
Informative stroll through Takayama

We met Miyuki, our tour guide, near the one of the farmer's markets in Takayama. She walked us through the town, explaining to us what we were seeing, such as the priest blessing the old building to protect them from fire, explaining what the various...More

Thank Susan L
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So lovely to read the message, thank you so much. We are really glad to know you had a great time strolling through Takayama old town with Miyuki. She is indeed a great guide. More importantly she has got warm heart, so she always makes...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great morning walking tour

Akiko did a wonderful job of taking us on a walking tour of the old town. She was very open and helpful in explaining Japanese culture and the wonders of Takayama. One of the the best walking tours I have ever been on. Stopped at...More

Thank mosocwbrian
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great message! Thank you so much. Akiko is a lovely person and highly trained professional guide indeed. So glad to know that you had this memorable walking tour. We hope to see you again in the future, but till then, wish you all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Food and Culture walk with Ayaka

Even though it was raining on the morning of the walk it still was a wonderful and informative time with Ayaka. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, spoke excellent English and was a pleasure to be with. We would not have known or visited any of...More

Thank robdel2016
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment! It was absolutely my pleasure to spend a quality time with you. Hopefully I can guide you around my hometown again, perhaps in different seasons or on festival days! Kind regards, Ayaka

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Outstanding experience!

We really enjoyed the Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour with Ayaka on a very hot day but felt that we got a really good insight into Takayama and thoroughly enjoyed the various foods and drinks that we tasted. What made this special for...More

Thank graham992016
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on the tour! It is great to hear that you fall in love with my cozy and pretty hometown, Takayama. It would be awesome if you could visit here again maybe in other seasons. Kind regards, Ayaka

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David G
26 May 2018|
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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