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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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I took this walk when I first arrived in Takayama. It was a great way to orientate myself in town and to get the feel of the old Japanese culture. The walk takes you past houses... read more

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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took this walk when I first arrived in Takayama. It was a great way to orientate myself in town and to get the feel of the old Japanese culture. The walk takes you past houses and up into the graveyard. It is an excellent experience walking amongst the graves on the hillside and amongst those towering trees. It makes... More 

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Montricher, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a humid afternoon, walking this route. Although the walk through the park on the hill is nice, the real attraction is in the North section where all the temples and graveyard reside.

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Thank Joost v
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2-3 hours completing the higashiyama walking course. The route is easy to follow and on fairly flat ground with a few steep inclines/descents. There are a number of shrines and temples along the route that are worth exploring. Overall, this is a nice and peaceful walk that will also get you out of the town and the crowds.

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Thank Pete F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice, telaxed walk from temple garden to temple garden. No super highlight, just enjoyable, inspiring walk across and through spiritual gardens and small streams. Only a few others on the walk which makes a very nice contrast to the large and overcrowded temples in for instance Kyoto. I really enjoyed the 2 hour walk.

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Thank Henrik T
Riverside, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was great fun to walk from temple to temple seeing a variety of temple styles, bells, gates and garden.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the whole route following the map provided by our hotel starting at the Shiroyama park through woodland and then passing by numerous beautiful temples ending up just past the city library. Well worth spending half a day doing this and calling in at some of the Temples and Shrines, they all have different features and some very beautiful... More 

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Thank Madkath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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Thank Russ1470
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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 August 18, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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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