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Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Description: Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along...
Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
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Sinking in historical places

Where nature and historic as also culture find in. We visited all Takayama with so much motivation, because every little new place we found was always beautiful and sooo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Where nature and historic as also culture find in. We visited all Takayama with so much motivation, because every little new place we found was always beautiful and sooo peaceful!! Great experience!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

it is a fairly long walk, meandering on the brink of the city and pinpointing numerous shrines and temples. some are modernized, some forgotten - it is a nice walk. and a lovely sunset.

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Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went the first week of February,on a weekday,walking from our ryokan. It was a sunny day and we spent a very pleasant tranquil morning walking part of the route. We only saw two other tourists (two Aussies) ,much quieter than the busy central area with shops and many tourists.I highly recommend this walk to see more of Takayama than... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

we walked this course during winter while there was lots of snow, and it was very beautiful and we seemed to be the only ones there, loads of tourists in the old town area, but around this walk there were pretty shrines and temples, big old trees and atmospheric graveyards with no one around. very pretty in snow and an... More 

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Sydney
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good walk around outskirts of Takayama. We walked it late afternoon and whilst there was over a meter of snow the path had been cleared in most places ( however be aware of black ice). Plenty of temples and shrines to see and visit as well as views over Takayama city. There were a number of posters along the route... More 

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New Delhi, India
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We did this walking trip during the peak autumn color season in mid November and it was awe inspiring beautiful. One needs to be moderately fit to do the walk as it involves lots of ups and downs, climbing stairs, etc. The temples and shrines along the route are smaller than the famed 'philosophers path' of Kyoto, but they are... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It was a nice walk, but part of it was closed due to bear activity in the area. I enjoyed the sake tasting and walking around the historic district more.

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Mill Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We particularly enjoyed meandering among the streets with historic houses and the temples and shrines we were able to visit during our walk. In this quieter area (slightly away from the historic shopping district) we hardly passed another person.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to get away from the crowds in old town, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a good break. It takes you through a variety of temples and graveyards in the hills above town. For a walking course that winds its way through both forests and rural neighborhoods, it is amazingly well-signposted. I never wondered whether I had missed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very easy stroll with lots to see - quaint shops, the river and of course the many temples along the way. Would have liked to spend more time but it was a good hour spent before catching our bus at the Nohi Bus Station to Shirakawa-go

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