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Different view of Takayama

i didnt start at the right spot. went up the castle ruins using the Takayama map. the climb up was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Quick walk

Pretty reasonable walk that doesn't take too long. Was not busy at all and most people we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

i didnt start at the right spot. went up the castle ruins using the Takayama map. the climb up was tough. rewarded with a beautiful of Takayama. quite scared initially with the warning signs of bears being spotted because there are fewer hikers mostly locals...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty reasonable walk that doesn't take too long. Was not busy at all and most people we saw seemed to be locals. Nice way to get away from the tourist areas for a change and get a few views of the city from above (although...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

We walked up to the ruins on a rainy afternoon and reached the top just as the sun broke through momentarily--stunning! The ruins are not much to see but the walk and view are lovely. No one else around so we enjoyed the serenity. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Nikki C
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We followed the trails as per the brochure. We walked up, visited a number of temples and shrines along the way. It was a nice route in early winter weather. Not very challenging although it goes up and down slopes a bit. We didn't go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The trail goes up to Joyama Park and Takayama Castle Ruins. The trail is steep, uneven, mixed with tree roots and autumn leaves to increase the difficulty. Local seniors we came across gave us a hearty ‘konichiwa’ and continued their hike with ease. The top...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a walk in the morning away from all the crowds in the main shopping streets. So lovely and peaceful wandering along the well signposted way looking at the trees and the temples We didn’t do the whole course as we were short of time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SGC60
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Compared for example to the super-busy shrines and temples of Kyoto, this was a serene and calming experience. It's not a totally fair comparison as Kyoto sights are more historical and in many ways more impressive, but this was a great walk that we also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Undateable
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great morning walk for the family or even for a couple. Lovely scenery, mixed with history and totally beautiful views. Take either one of the walks which is Butb3.5km and lasts about an hour and half (includes taking pictures). Take a moment...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Jameslky1
Reviewed November 8, 2018

On the eastern edge of fascinating Takayama is this very do-able walk linking nine temples set on the side of the hill. In Fall/Autumn, the colours are gorgeous, with several temples having their own beautiful gardens. This walk was a stunning highlight of our time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Neill46
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We spent a few hours doing this walk one afternoon. As it was autumn, everywhere we walked looked beautiful. The walk takes you to a number of shrines, temples and the castle ruins. It’s quite hilly, but the paths are good. I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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April 2, 2017|
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Response from Sara R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a great option. It is walking distance from major attractions and hotels downtown and rings the eastern hillside. It visits a variety of temples and begins (or ends, depending on the... More
Krisna P
March 25, 2017|
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Response from PingAshlyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. i went in mid Oct and started the walk at 3pm.. as it was late autumn, sun sets around 4-4.30pm.. so I planned to start the walk from the Park (to make use of the daylight) and end of at the town (so even if it's dark... More
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December 19, 2016|
Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can join the trail at any point at the rear of the old town. To walk the entire trail to up the castle ruins is around 4-5 kms of country terrain making up of small roads, foot path and pavements. Since it is a circuit... More