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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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Fantastic Walk through Snowy temples

The map provided by the tourist office and the clearly signposted route made this amazingly easy to follow. We also happened to come during the low season so it wasn't busy and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Found to the Higashiyama Walking Course to be a bit over hyped, over rated. The many listings of historical sites are mainly graves of some ancient inhabitants of Takayama. Don't expect to be awed by any fantastic structure or views, otherwise you will be deeply disappointed. Nevertheless, it is a very nice leisure walk to soak in the local lifestyle,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The map provided by the tourist office and the clearly signposted route made this amazingly easy to follow. We also happened to come during the low season so it wasn't busy and when you added snow made this all seem more magical. Can easily be done in a few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice trail which takes in temples, ruins and even a graveyard. It is perfect for some tranquillity and was especially great during the autumn foliage. Trail is fairly easy to follow.

Thank Denzal23
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the Higashiyama Waling Course brochure from the tourist info centre (outside the train station). We were lucky as our ryokan is situated just beside the temple area. So, we started the walk from the temple area, explored the various small temples there, before crossing the road, passed by some rural houses and ventured into the Shiroyama Park. The... More 

Thank Stayoshi
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a well sign posted walk which guides you through the countless shrines and temples in the area. You have the choice of taking a couple of detours along the route, but generally we followed the entire course. After a while some of the shrines and temples seem to sort of blend in with each other, but you also come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant walk where one can visit various temples and shrines, though none of the temples are open to visitors. It is still a nice stroll looking at the architecture and design of the various temples.

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Nice little walk around some well mantained temples. Just go there to spend some time walking and looking around.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

This trail combined a number of my favourite things: walking, historical / cultural interest, and freedom from crowds. We did most of the trail but not all at once. The most interesting section is the temples just east of the town centre. We did hike up to the castle ruins, and it's a nice walk, but keep in mind the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

A lovely way to explore the back streets of Takayama, admire quiet shrines and cemeteries and a forest walk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Nice getaway from the bustling touristy area of Takayama to walk among the greenery/fall leaves, temples and cemetery. I started my walk a tad too late in the evening so it got dark quite quickly as it is the autumn season.

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