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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Not worth the while

Consider doing this walking course only if you've run out of things to do in takayama. The walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Beautiful walk, very serene in places

This "walk" is actually a random-ish path through the town and surroundings of Takayama. One need... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“castle ruins” (16 reviews)
“nice walk” (19 reviews)
“walk takes” (5 reviews)
Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We did this walk in October and the autumn leaves added great colour to the many shrines and temples dotted along the hillside.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this course. Walk in the hills outside of of the town. Nice trails to follow but could be better signed. I had to retrace my steps several times because I missed obscurely placed signs. But cemeteries, temples, castle ruins and parks are quite...More

Thank Eliot L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This walking course is a nice course to walk. You can wander off ansnfind yourself in the trees just to find a historical sitrnorba shrine and walk back out and continue the walking course. It is not too long and not too short. Wear proper...More

Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A nice walk that allows you to see many temples; well sign posted and a pleasant experience. It is a fair distance, with steps and uneven terrain, so wear shoes with decent grips and comfortable.

Thank StevieC_8
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It isn't a particularly long hike but it it is fairly steep at points along the way, but the trails are extremely well maintained and well marked. The trees/vegetation are lush and beautiful, especially the tall cypress trees. We didn't see any bears, but, based...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A walk through Takayamas temple town, based towards the back to the city. The walk was 3.5km long however we didn't find it as easy as previous walks we'd undertaken, the course wasn't always clear and we found ourselves going back on ourselves a lot....More

1  Thank Chelsea B
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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
Krisna P
26 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
Krezna Rae P
19 December 2016|
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