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Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama
(4.1/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Higashiyama Walking Course provides a pleasant stroll through the city's various historic and natural sites. Over 3.5 km (2.2 mi), you'll be exposed to the temples and shrines of the traditional town of Takayama, the houses and back streets of the rural suburbs, and the forested pathway leading to the hilltop site of Takayama Castle. The forested part of the trail affords opportunities to observe wild life, so consider bringing along a pair of binoculars, and look out for the Japanese serow, which frequents the area around the castle remains. Put Higashiyama Walking Course into our Takayama vacation generator to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Takayama.
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  • We only did part of the walk (the top part around the hill) so we missed all the shrines, etc. We really enjoyed the peaceful, leafy walk. We occasionally saw a few locals also walking It would be gre...  more »
  • We did this walk during our first day and really enjoyed the stroll. The temples aren't that interesting per se but the walk is very pleasant. 
  • A beautiful walk past temples and small neighbourhoods on the outskirts of takayama. There are signs to guide you and some small hills to navigate. Green gardens and freshly planted rice paddys abound...  more »