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Higashiyama Walking Course

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Address: Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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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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A peaceful and relaxing walk through shrines, temples and cemeteries ending up at Takayama park. We saw one other person whilst on the walk which made a change from the old town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A peaceful and relaxing walk through shrines, temples and cemeteries ending up at Takayama park. We saw one other person whilst on the walk which made a change from the old town of Takayama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you have some time left and you've already done the old town and your temples and markets, you should consider going for this walk, is quite relaxing. See different shrines and graveyards. It's open 24/7 but don't go night since there's no lights

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not do the entire walk but did the midle part of the walk and greatly enjoyed it. In contrast to busy streets of old Takayama it is peaceful and serene here. Temples are very old: I think the oldest dates to the 12th century. You can look inside through small glass windows. It reminded me of Koyasan.

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Thank Anna A
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the outskirts of downtown Takayama and a short trek uphill from the shopping area is a wonderful walk linking ten temples that are quite close to one another. These are not big, fancy tourist affairs but the real things--quiet and calm. It's a good break from the tourists and shops downtown.

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Thank speninosmith
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is a nice and pleasant walking trail as you will walk pass temples, shrines and through local residential areas before you reach the castle ruins park. You can give the castle ruins a miss as there's nothing much up there but do go for it if you need to use up your energy as is a walk uphill through dirt... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

There could not have been a more pleasant and enjoyable way to see the city on a sunny Saturday. I was expecting the route to be fairly busy but it was quiet and peaceful. The route takes you to many temples and skirts the edge of the town with some nice views and gives you a feel of the real... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The walk is a great way to spend a couple of hours. The route is well signposted but some of them can be a little confusing so just take a second to look at them as we took a wrong turn on one of them. The route goes climbs through the many temples near the park and finally heads into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Great walk as it shows the real city rather than the tourist lined streets in the center of the town. Just aware of bears if deviating off the main route in the forest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

It's an easy walk for those without wheelchairs. Goes through a number of temples and shrines. Lots of fantastic architecture and greenery. Near the end of the walk we came across a cafe which was just a room in someone's house. I ordered a coffee set, expecting coffee and toast, but got coffee, toast, yoghurt, egg and more, all for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

If you want to escape crowds, concentraring in the old town of Takayama, you can walk this path. It heads to almost dozen of pretty well preserved temples, hidden between the cedar trees in the hills over Takayama. It is silent and tranquil walk, which allows to think, enjoy the nature and relax. You need around 2 h for the... More 

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