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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 2 days
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$196.16
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$196.16

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.76
Price varies by group size
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$122.76
Price varies by group size
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Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)

Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)

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Shirakawa-go, A world heritage site that you should see once when you visit this region. Then walking to enjoy nature-rich Shirakawa-go with local guide. culture / history. Of course you can change our start time. Guide will meet you at Shirakawago-bus terminal or Guide possible to pick up your hotel by walking and then walk to Takayama station and take a bus to Shirakawago. Not less than 2 person. Please let us inform when you need chinese or Italian or French guide. we are normally doing English our tour. If you wanted to private tour let us know. we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g. Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city, etc ..)
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.80
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$110.80
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Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.76
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$122.76
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Kanazawa, Fukui, Shirakawa-go Tour: Itinerary and Item Planning Ticket

Kanazawa, Fukui, Shirakawa-go Tour: Itinerary and Item Planning Ticket

This is a flexible itinerary to meet your needs. It can be private or shared. All items are options.
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  • 3 days
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$39.28
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$39.28
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the Maze Satoyama Museum

the Maze Satoyama Museum

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A tour that gives you an opportunity to walk through the area through conversations and contact with villagers, and to learn about the differences between modern and urban people. I will provide it. Why don't you go around Maze Satoyama with us in search of many discoveries? After completing the "Maze Satoyama Museum" experience, you can experience the optional "Masuda-style old private house over 200 years old" starting from March 16. This old house is a family residence. Guide from outside storehouse to main residence. The course is a sliding door with an unusual swallow's doorway, sliding doors with bird pictures, with flower picture and with scenery pictures in the guest room, a chain mail and armor of unknown age, a gorgeous Buddhist altar. You are also able to have Gohei Mochi and Matcha tea services in the living room.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.10
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$49.10

Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

It is a deeply localized walking tour held at Hagiwara town. Compared to Gero Hot Spring area, Hagiwara is smaller and non-crowded but has some historical spots to visit. Enjoy this activity to get to know more about Gero! Starting at JR Hida-Hagiwara station, you will visit a local shrine, sake brewery, sweet shop and some other great spots. Through the 3 hours gentle walking, you will be like a local person who knows the country town so much.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.48
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$83.48

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

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Nakasendo was formerly known as the Higashisendo and connects Kyoto and the eastern provinces including present day Tokyo. It was one of five highways created within a 7 year period from 1601 along with the Tokaido, Nikko, Oshu, and Koshu. This tour is a 5 hour mountain trail walk that traverses along a 9km trail that connects the two most beautiful post towns along the Nakasendo - Magome-Juku and Tsumago-Juku. Both towns still retain their medieval flare. Your guide will show you the commercial town in the Tono region that flourished when the highway was active. From cobbled roads going through Magome-Juku, the view of Mt. Ena, a quaint teahouse on a mountain pass, and beautiful mountain village scenery around Tsumago-Juku, there is no doubt that you will feel like you've been transported back to medieval Japan.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.03
Price varies by group size
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$135.03
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Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

【OUTLINE】 Gujo Hachiman in Gifu hosts Japan’s famous Bon Odori "Gujo Odori" one of the longest dance from July to September. This tour features a guided walk around town while enjoying the dance. Arriving at the Gujo Hachiman Museum, you will not only have the chance of witnessing the actual stage but alsoto experience traditional dance, visiting the tower where BGM is housed as well as the golden opportunity of exploring a specialized geta shop. This tour will be guided by a local guide. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Guided walking tour to Gujo Odori, the longest bon-odori folk dance festival in Japan. ・Experience the rich history of Gujo dance, which has been passed down for 400 years. ・Listen and talk with local residents in Gujo. ・Visit the dance venue, the traditional house structures, and specialized geta shop, etc. ・Take in the scenery of the water town also known as the Venice of Japan and get your camera snapping away!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.68
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$143.68
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Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena

Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena

Located in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Sakaori Tanada Terraced Rice Fields is one of Japan's Top 100 Rice Terraces. This walking tour will introduce you the beautiful scenery of the Japan terraced rice fields, a truly incredible engineering feat from 400 years ago. Our local guide will guide you through the history and nature of the place, the rice cultivation techniques, as well as the water transport systems used in these terraces. After the walk, you will have the experience of making onigiri (rice balls) with local people, using the rice that is collected from the terraced rice field. ・Explore the countryside area of Ena city ・Visit one of Japan's 100 best terraced rice fields ・Discover the legend of the mysterious mountain Gongenyama ・Learn how to make onigiri (rice balls) ・Enjoy the hands-on experience with local people ・Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. It is also helpful to have a change of clothes. ・The rice ball fillings will change depending on the season.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.86
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$78.86
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Private Tour - Tradition and history in Takayama! Make new discoveries!

Private Tour - Tradition and history in Takayama! Make new discoveries!

Welcome to Takayama, a mountainous city in Gifu. In this plan, we introduce the highlights of Takayama which you must see. First stop is the morning market, full of vegetables, fruits, and fish. Enjoy talking to the locals with support from your guide. Next is the village with a private house stored, a national heritage, Shirakawa-go. The main spot is where old wooden architecture are lined up. An exciting walk through the row of sake breweries and craft shops. Finally, traditional pottery and wooden furniture stores. It has a contemporary design while preserving traditional techniques. Find your favorite item! If you want to see the best spots and be efficient, this plan is for you.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.12
Price varies by group size
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$103.12
Price varies by group size
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Best of Takayama Private Walking Tour

Best of Takayama Private Walking Tour

Our tour is a great introduction for travellers visiting Takayama for their first time. It covers major attractions to see the history and the culture of Takayama: Miyagawa Morning Market, Kusakabe House, Takayama Festival Exhibition Hall, the preservation area of traditional buildings, sake breweries, Takayama Jinya. And you will have chances to taste some local sweets, snacks and sake. Our licensed guide has 10 years experience in leading tourists in this area. He gives you lots of commentaries about Takayama, which enhances your travel experience. This tour is conducted for one private group. You can enjoy everything at your pace. Lunch, tea break and all the admission fees are included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.83
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$200.83
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Discovering Takayama

Discovering Takayama

How would you feel if you arrived in a city and don't know anything about it? How would you feel if you had someone you want by your side let her find out and love what she does? Luca, the friend of the solver: He has twenty years of excellent experience in the sector hospitality and customer service. The friend of the solver is an Italian native speaker who speaks perfect english and japanese. The price of the tours are high because the services are excellent! Come and find out!
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  • 2 days
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$586.57
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$586.57
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Takayama&Shirakawa-go 1 day Private walking tour

Takayama&Shirakawa-go 1 day Private walking tour

You can explore Takayama&Shirakawa as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.00
per group
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$369.00
per group
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 The Best Of Takayama Walking Tour

The Best Of Takayama Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why is Takayama known to be one of the most visited cities in Japan? The city is coupled with rich and ancient culture, a number of scenic attractions and beautiful mountains. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Have you heard about the 'Yoshijima Heritage House'? What is so special about this place? What is the colorful history of this site? You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Takayama. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it! * You will be guided by a local charismatic guide * You will hear the stories and legends of the city * You will visit the charming places
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  • 2 hours
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$485.51
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$485.51
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Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour

Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour

Spend a night in Takayama after a privately guided tour of the old castle town and its Sanmachi Street, then visit UNESCO-listed Shirakawago the following day. This 2-day itinerary allows travelers to soak up the sights of both popular destinations without the rush or crowded tours. A guide points out local specialties along the traditional food street and explains the significance of the gassho-style (thatched-roof) homes in well-preserved Shirakawago.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.91
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$369.91
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Castle Ruins and Nature Walk (Private Tour - Price per Group)

Castle Ruins and Nature Walk (Private Tour - Price per Group)

The scenic park is located right in the middle of town. Depending on the season, there are a variety of edible plants and mushrooms that have long been important to the local cuisine. If you are lucky, you may see some wildlife, including serows, flying squirrels, and sometimes even bears. The tour ends in a lovely playground favored by local children, where the concession stand serves the best yakitori chicken in town. You can get ice cream, beer, or other refreshments after your hike. While the hiking is not too strenuous, there is a lot of climbing up and down. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes and bringing some water with you.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.09
per group
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$151.09
per group
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Sake Tasting Tour

Sake Tasting Tour

You will enjoy walking through scenic old-town Takayama as you make the rounds of up to seven sake breweries, sampling a variety of different styles. Remember to take it slow. That's a lot of sake! Your guide is an experienced brewery worker who can explain what gives each sake its unique flavor. Adults only, please (20 years old or older). Children may accompany parents free of charge, but we cannot offer them any sake!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.65
Price varies by group size
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$90.65
Price varies by group size
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Takayama Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide

Takayama Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide

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You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you !!! If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.44
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$60.44
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Old township History&Culture tour with local guide. (About 20min)

Old township History&Culture tour with local guide. (About 20min)

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You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you. This price is special price only this time. You need some comments for do this tour. If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.28
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$39.28
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Higashiyama walking course in Takayama city guide (About 70 min)

Higashiyama walking course in Takayama city guide (About 70 min)

You can experience History and culture of Takayama. You can see more than 5 temples with local guide. This is walking tour around Higashiyama walking course. You can change our start time. If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.65
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$90.65
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Special Food & Sake factory tour in Takayama

Special Food & Sake factory tour in Takayama

You can experience not only History and culture but also local food & Sake brewery of Takayama. include food fee and experience of making Rice cracker and Sake tasting in Hirase brewery. sometimes Rice cracker factory suddenly rest, so we need confirm if it's possible to do making rice cracker This is walking tour around in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you! If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. Please call us if you want to do our tour within few hours. If it's raining possible to do this tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.85
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$117.85
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Takayama walking tour & Hida Folk Village

Takayama walking tour & Hida Folk Village

You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you!!! After walking tour our guide will take you to Hida Folk village. (Not include entrance fee of Hida Folk village) If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.71
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$98.71

Special Food tour in Takayama

Special Food tour in Takayama

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You can experience not only History and culture but also local food of Takayama. but not include food(may be you need 1-2 thousands yen) and experience of making Rice cracker.(400yen) sometimes Rice cracker factory suddenly rest, so we need confirm if it's possible to do making rice cracker This is walking tour around in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you! If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$76.38
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$76.38
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