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Higashiyama Walking Course

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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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Heed 'Bear' signs.

This park was closed early July due to bears being seen the week before so we didn't get to see it. The reviews looked good and we'll have to return one day. Instead we cycled... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This park was closed early July due to bears being seen the week before so we didn't get to see it. The reviews looked good and we'll have to return one day. Instead we cycled around town and along the river.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We tried walking through the park that is on this course. Both ways the road was blocked with a sign saying that bears were on this trail, hence we were not able to proceed. Make sure to check with your hotel whether this trail is open before venturing on it. A bear attacked tourists in Takayama in 2009, so be... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It's up a bit of a hill, but hills are where you get the best views so it's worth the hike. I think a bus does go up that way, but if it's not too hot it's a good walk. Plenty of temples to check out and away from the main crowds down in the town.

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Brookings, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was a beautiful and really interesting walking tour. Please note that this is a "walking tour" - we tried to take bikes on it, which didn't work out all that well... Highly recommended!

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ISRAEL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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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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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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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Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama

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