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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

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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 have a guide with you the whole time to act as translator, order food, and give fascinating insights. 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. 
  • 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
  • See some of Takayama’s most interesting culinary and cultural spots
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at a central location, start your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama. 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 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. Learn about local life, food, and culture in Takayama, and also chat with locals with the help of your guide.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Meeting point at Takayama Jinya
**Please find a guide wearing a RED OR ORANGE vest. The guide is standing near the gate.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
2h 30m
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a lovely guide, Miukye, that explained to us the various food types that where on offer in the markets and shops including an overview of sake production. We roamed into areas that we would not of otherwise found and we where grateful for her company and knowledge.
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We had a great tour which was great fun, very informative and with tasty food. Our guide spoke excellent English and was entirely charming.
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Our tour was hosted by Miyako Nakadai. We were in a group of 8 people and all seemed to really enjoy the tour. Ms. Nakadai was very well versed in the food and culture of Takayama. As we were all English speaking, Ms. Nakadai also possessed excellent English skills and made
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Response from SATOYAMA E, オーナー at Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely comment. It made me so happy that you showed a lot of interests to our culture of Hida Takayama! Hope you got to like Sake more after the tour. Enjoy it with the sake cup! Miyako from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE
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Highly recommend this tour as you are taken through the markets and shops and sample lots of different varieties of local food and sake. Also you get to meet many shop owners.
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We had a very nice tour this morning in Takayama. Our guide , a real pro, took us to markets where we could taste local products. We went to taste Saké, visites nice shops and had a nice coffee in a authentic cafetaria. Thank you for the great day!
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Response from SATOYAMA E, マネージャー at Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
Responded 21 Sep 2019
Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment here!! On that day we were very lucky with the weather!The sky was so clear and we could see also several high mountains. We enjoyed shopping,learning about the Japanese culture and foods,and talking about various things! I appreciate you for the great beautiful day!! SHO from Satoyama Experience
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