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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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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Oakland, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was the only person on this walking course when I did it so it was really peaceful...there are more impressive shrines elsewhere but having the shrines all to yourself makes the experience that much more amazing (though having said this the shrines were still wonderful). Can be done in 1-2 hours depending on how long you spend. Walking maps... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is one of the most interesting well-organized self-guided tours we came across in Japan. We didn't learn about the audio tours in time to take advantage of them, and that's too bad, but we certainly learned a great deal reading the fairly frequent signs in English.

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Agana, Mariana Islands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The temples are located up the hill slopes from the old town. The temples and shrines are next to each other. The gardens inside the temples are well groom and pretty. Nice for pictures. Nice place to visit,

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Melbourne, Australia
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838 attraction reviews
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I walked around Shiroyama Park and found the hill up to Takayama Castle ruins quite challenging. It was easy to get lost and it got dark quite rapidly. Once at the ruins I wish I hadn't bothered - they are tiny. The park at the foot of the hill is much nicer, the taped music playing in the car park... More

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Breda
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Difficult to find the path, once found, beautiful temples and shires. Did not do the whole walk, just a part. If you like temple ect, than take the walk, but for people who are not that interested,don't do the walking course.

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If this is your first stop and you haven't seen your fill of temples and shrines, then this is an excellent way to get acquainted. Well sign posted, every step of the way. Could take up to 3 hours depending on your level of fitness. A few cherry trees in blossom, for good photo opportunities. Lots of steps.

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Perth, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We followed the "Walking Map" and did both ends of the walks. The one down at the Festival Floats exhibition up the hill was a little difficult to find from reading the map but we did find it in the end. Very nice walk past allotments and fields and with lovely views of snow capped mountains in the distance. The... More

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