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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 direction you walk it) in a secluded, wooded public park on a hilltop where the foundations of an early fort can be found. Nearby are wonderful antique shops. I both walked it with my family, which took about 1.5 -2 hours, than ran most of it the next morning.
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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
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 it's still ok to walk around and have dinner there!).. I went with 2 young kids and we just wanted to talk our time to enjoy the walk at leisure... you may like to do likewise if you are worried about the daylight...
Another suggestion is to go to the Folk Museum (Hida-no-sato).. it's at the other side of the village... just google for info and directions. we had a good time there.. i would suggest do this as priority over the walk if you would like to see gassho houses and enjoy visiting the interior of each of them... it's beautiful there.. and you should cater around 2 hours there. there's also a craft centre and shops opposite...
another suggestion : next morning, do visit the Miyagawa morning market along the river... (the one at the Takayama Jinya is smaller). it's open from 6.30am...
Takayama is nice! enjoy your trip!
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
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, you could go directly to the castle ruins if you so wish. What you need is a Takayama map which is part of the Takayama guide, easily available at most hotels for free. You will come across other tourists walking along the same trail. Not sure if in winter, the trail would be easy to walk as it would have snowed.