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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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Great way to see the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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1 Thank Lyndon C
Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 Thank Merry101
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were tired of the crowds in town and just wanted a nice walk. I spotted this walking course on a map and we decided to find it. Getting there took us through better and better parts of town, where the land rose from flat toward to backing hills. Occasional signs helped us find our way. By the time we... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This well signposted walk is a brilliant way to avoid the tourist crowds, see bits of Takayama that are really interesting including various shrines and temples, and climb to the ruins of Takayama castle in Shiroyama Park. Keep an eye out for animals and birds in the park. There is even a warning sign about bears that makes the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a walk around various sites of local interest, mostly shrines and a castle ruins, approximately 5km long around the back streets and through a park. The whole walk takes you away from the busyness of the town and out near local vegetable plots. Once you get used to the signs it is well signposted and easy to follow.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This was a gorgeous walk! You got some great mountain views from the park and all the shrines were nice to see as well (if a bit repetative). Signage in the park could be more clear, but I was never worried I was going to be lost. A must do in Takayama!

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Thank Myiah H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you visit the Government Office building, this walking course isn't too far away. It's actually right over the bridge. I liked this course because at one point it gave me a good view of Takayama. And it gave me a good feel of Japan--with all the trees and everything. But it's easy to get lost. I was told you... More 

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