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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #5 of 51 Attractions in Takayama
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: 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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Estados Unidos
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

With respect to the part of their books on Takayama, both Lonely Planet and Rough Guide do only passing "mentions" of the Higashiyama Walking Course, but I think it should be a "must" for anybody with more than one day in town. [Lonely Planet alludes to it, not by name, as a "well-signposted walking path" in its paragraph entitled "Teramachi... More

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Arizona, USA
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220 reviews 220 reviews
46 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This walk will take you by a large number of old temples. Pick up a map at any of the tourist offices or most hotels and inns. An easy walk with good signage.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great peaceful afternoon. A beautiful walk thru the forest edge and shrines. Very authentic. No one else was around.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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178 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This walk should be a MUST DO when visiting Takayama. Located in the eastern foothills, this path meanders in and out of countless temples and shrines. Each structure is incredibly restored/well cared for and gave me the impression I was truly walking through ancient Japan. Some of the path took me through quaint residential neighborhoods - no tourists, just locals.... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This walk takes you around a number of the many shrines that are on the north side of Takayama. The walk is very well sign-posted, is quite gentle and we found it very quiet. Lots of shrines are on the walk and many others a couple of minutes off the path. You can look at as many as you want... More

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Palo Alto, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

A nice, almost intimate walk, away from the crowds & tourists, thru narrow passages. Interesting temples - none of them are "amazing" but the overall experience is pleasant. Allocating two hours should be more than sufficient.

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Trondheim
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a walk along the temples in Takayama. We walked just a part of it, but it was really nice. It is not much people up there, so you almost have all the temples and shrines all by yourself. The course is well marked, so you shouldnt be lost up there. As a bonus you will get some view... More

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great walking course around Takayama as it worms around the many shrines at Takayama with lots of opportunities for great picture shots and pleasant stroll. At Ninomaru Park, take a deep breath if you have intention to see the Takayama Castle ruins as it is a stiff climb and the view from there as well as the ruins (nothing more... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Soft rain and zen I wandered in my heart's delight Perfect harmony at each turn Then bittersweet like a geisha's tear A fleeting moment passed.

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Perth, Australia
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169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Although the trail is extremely well marked, we still managed to wander off-course, which brought pleasures of its own. Plan to spend a few hours, have plenty of camera battery, and be prepared to see much beauty.

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