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. Make Higashiyama Walking Course a part of your Takayama vacation plans using our Takayama trip planner.
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  • Beautiful hike slightly outside the town. You walk along lots of temples and cemeteries. We were there during the culture days. Many Japanese ran from one temple to another to score stamps on their map. We also had the happiness that autumn already showed a bit of hair colors.
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  • Lots of interesting temples, great views. The northern end has a nice cemetery with a path leading to several famous people's graves. It sounds macabre, but it's actually a lovely place to visit.  more »
  • This walk is a great option after leaving the historical old section of Takayama. It meanders along a route that offers visits to many local shrines. The overall experience is very pleasant as the wal...  more »
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