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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

  • No need to struggle reading Japanese menus—food tastings are included
  • Get access to local places that are hard for tourists to find
  • Have a guide to act as translator, so you can ask locals questions
Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From $45.06
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This food and culture walking tour of Takayama will open your eyes to a more intimate, local side of Japan. Don’t stress about language barriers: You’ll have a guide with you the whole time to act as translator, order food, and give fascinating insights. You’ll visit a sake brewery, a miso maker, a market, restaurant, local shops, and see hard-to-find countryside views. Included tastings make for a hassle-free experience. 
What to Expect
After meeting your guide at a central location, start your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama. You’ll learn all about the history of the city and why its isolated location led to such an interesting culture.
Visit a sake brewery to find out how Japan’s signature drink is made. There’s no need to pack lunch, as you’ll visit a variety of eateries to taste samples, including a miso maker and a local restaurant.
Other highlights include a colorful morning market and a visit to the old town, which has been recognized by the Japanese government as an area with important traditional buildings. You’ll learn about local life, food, and culture in Takayama, and also chat with locals with the help of your guide.
Reviews (50)
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Reviewed today
Fun and informative tour of Takayama old town and markets

Akiko, our guide, did a really great job of keeping eight of us entertained as well as together for a few hours around Takayama. You can easily walk around yourself, but the benefits of having someone like Akiko are clear as you do the tour:...More

Thank Undateable
Reviewed 2 days ago
A great introduction to Takayama

Having met our guides Miyuki and Yuriko at one of the morning markets we began our tour with a very interesting stroll round the site. We were encouraged to sample different foods and ask about their production and use. We also visited a sake brewery,...More

Thank Piglet47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to spend the morning in Takayama

We were met on time by Ayaka. Her english was very good. She knew a lot about the local food and culture, and was very informative. We did a sake tasting and tried several local foods. She was a good guide and the pace of...More

Thank Steve H
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments! It was my pleasure to meet you! I hope it was good enough to make you want to come back here ;) Thank you again for joining the tour and hopefully see you somewhere in the world!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Morning market stroll in Takayama

We enjoyed a delightful, relaxed and informative walk through old Takayama with our charming guide Ayaka. Food and sake tasting was fun!More

Thank rybn
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for joining my tour! It was absolutely my pleasure to have you ;) I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and sake as equally as the cozy town of Takayama! It would be great if you can come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Informative stroll through Takayama

We met Miyuki, our tour guide, near the one of the farmer's markets in Takayama. She walked us through the town, explaining to us what we were seeing, such as the priest blessing the old building to protect them from fire, explaining what the various...More

Thank Susan L
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So lovely to read the message, thank you so much. We are really glad to know you had a great time strolling through Takayama old town with Miyuki. She is indeed a great guide. More importantly she has got warm heart, so she always makes...More

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David G
May 26, 2018|
Response from Bev890 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 2hours including a stop for hot chocolate in a cafe. I believe it gives the duration of each tour on their website.