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Higashiyama Walking Course

Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 47 Attractions in Takayama
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner description: Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer...
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Owner 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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Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It was a nice walk, but part of it was closed due to bear activity in the area. I enjoyed the sake tasting and walking around the historic district more.

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Mill Valley, California
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31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We particularly enjoyed meandering among the streets with historic houses and the temples and shrines we were able to visit during our walk. In this quieter area (slightly away from the historic shopping district) we hardly passed another person.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to get away from the crowds in old town, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a good break. It takes you through a variety of temples and graveyards in the hills above town. For a walking course that winds its way through both forests and rural neighborhoods, it is amazingly well-signposted. I never wondered whether I had missed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very easy stroll with lots to see - quaint shops, the river and of course the many temples along the way. Would have liked to spend more time but it was a good hour spent before catching our bus at the Nohi Bus Station to Shirakawa-go

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Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

If you've got an afternoon free, you've seen the other big draw cards in Takayama and you haven't yet got 'temple/shrine fatigue' then this is an excellent way to spend an afternoon. When you pick up your free map from one of many locations across the town, you will see that this walk comprises of 3 sections: 1) Temples and... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Super view looking down on Takayama and the vegetable gardens, visiting shrines temples etc with an excellent map from the tourist office

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great little walk at the outskirts of Takayama, covering a stretch of a few kilometers with plenty of temples to visit, ending in a nice park for the end of the walk.

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Sydney
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

Defiantly worth the walk not just to see the temples but also the gardens and surrounding areas. At one stage we climbed up through a cemetery which gave us a great view down through the valley.

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London, United Kingdom
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154 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We learnt that many tourists hire the attire of geishas and walk around this area among the pretty lanes. Admiring eyes give them the satisfaction and the admiration they need... The small lanes, and do walk in the tiniest ones are full of beautiful wooden houses. Second floors have shutters made of natural material and do let a bit of... More 

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Estados Unidos
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13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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