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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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The walk follows a string of Buddhist temples and shrines that lie near the base of the hill where the old Takayama Castle (now in ruins) used to be. It's just a little distance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Laguna Niguel, California
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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65 helpful votes 65 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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Edinburgh, UK
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9 attraction reviews
595 helpful votes 595 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

A nice walk which is very well signposted; it tends to be more romantic during the late afternoon. Most temples are closed and you pass a lot of cemeteries. It is not a very long walk if you do not include the park element. As we were there during the winter we did not enjoy the latter but perhaps the... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

The walk follows a string of Buddhist temples and shrines that lie near the base of the hill where the old Takayama Castle (now in ruins) used to be. It's just a little distance from the main old town but could be easily overlooked. We actually explored the area by bicycle, which was a great option and allowed us to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Even in the wet weather the walk still offers some great sights. So peaceful and great views. There is a spot where you can see the snow capped alps in the distance

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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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