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Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama

(4.1/5 based on 260+ 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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  • A good way to appreciate the beauty of the village. Interesting shrine and beautiful scenery. It is also a good way to appreciate the locals way of living. 
  • I gotta say, I was a little bit disappointed by Takayama; old streets lose their appeal when packed with tourists and Hida Beef doesn't taste as good as the tourist prices you pay for it. That all bei...  more »
  • This will take you through a temple area, cemetary and residential neighborhoods. It was a really pleasant walk and accessible to anyone who can walk a few miles.