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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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One of the best walking courses in Takayama

About 5 mins walk, toward east from Sanmachi Street area, this is nice walking course where you can enjoy passing many temples, streams, rural scenery, local houses & people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Takayama, Japan
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ISRAEL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This walk is on the outskirts of Takayama, with beautiful shrines all the way, with a serene and quiet atmosphere and a nice view of the town in the distance. Also, nice houses and gardens on the way.

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Takayama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

About 5 mins walk, toward east from Sanmachi Street area, this is nice walking course where you can enjoy passing many temples, streams, rural scenery, local houses & people, natural habitats, etc. in quite setting. If you are tired of too many people in Sanmachi street, and if you have 2-3 hours to spend, it will be nice choice to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Takayama's local walks are poorly sign-posted, however this one is an exception, and probably the one most worth doing. Surprisingly few people seem to be walking when we went despite the masses of tourists in the old district.

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Sydney
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Plenty of temples to admire, all with well kept gardens, and extensive views from the high points. Once past the main tourist traps there were very few people around apart from a few Japanese joggers and strolling older couples, definitely no tourists apart from ourselves.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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154 reviews 154 reviews
16 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We did this course in about 2 hours, after coming back from our half day tour of Shirakawago Village. There were lots of temples to see, all very well kept and interesting, even if you couldn't get inside. The course took you through some of the suburbs and you get to see what locals houses are like. We thought it... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Enjoyed this little route that allowed my friend and I to witness Takayama in all its splendour whilst getting a spot of exercise in return. Get involved!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This was a highlight. Walked around the temples, took loads of pictures, once you go past the park, and start going down the hill, you'll find a nice rustic tea place on the left, that is a must!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The quiet walking pass through Takayama City surrounds, small streets and historical shrines and cemeteries. A lot of temple you would see, including rock gardens, traditional roofs, gates, sculptures, small bridges. There no crowds of visitors. You not must go all the course, it possible to walk part and return to City center. You can see the park plants and... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We did this walk counter clockwise on a sunny morning in April. Nice variety of scenery starting with the forest, then some sub-urban Japanese living followed by the beautiful temples. Not many other tourists around and great photo opportunities. Our 7 and 10 year old kids also enjoyed the walk.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I really recommend this course if you have time and want to visit and discover hidden temples and views. Away from tourist agglomerations, we took this course during the Koyo (autumn foliage), and could take the best photos of our trip. It's also a path to meditate and have a quiet time in Japan.

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