Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    You can stroll while many historic landmarks. Serious measures, such as shoes and if you want to see things and insect repellent is recommended. Can be swerved into the side road and was quite the adventure.
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  • July 19, 2017
    We did several of the hikes around the city. All were very interesting and not too strenuous. Highly recommend the city has a nice break from the larger cities in Japan.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    A lovely way to spend a few hours seeing the charming town of Takayama, and it's many beautiful sights. I highly recommend it for anyone, the beauty of Takayama is not to be missed!  more »

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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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