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Higashiyama Walking Course

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Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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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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Daegu, South Korea
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had no intention of walking the entire course. I just planned to walk the temple street and no further. Many of the temples have a similar look and feel to them and if you don't pay attention to where you're going, you end up surrounded by graveyards. I'm sure the rest of the walk is great but my rating... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great walk into parks hills and to view shrines. We started at about 8am and we usually finish walks well within recommended time frames. However this time we took about three hours. We got off track a couple of times and found ourselves doing a few more roads but not a problem as locals all helped us. The signs are... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I only walked a little bit of these course but the scenery was wonderful: mountain scenery, old temples, mossy steps. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This walk has a wide range of attractions: great views over to snow capped mountains, insight to local daily lifestyle and agriculture and varied architecture. However it is the number and accessibility of ancient temples which each have a story to tell that really makes this a memorable experience. A great way to spend half a day and learn a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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