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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  • Consider doing this walking course only if you've run out of things to do in takayama. The walking course brings you around temples (but by temple, is more of a shrine. Do not expect temples like Kyot...  more »
  • This location truly deserves to be done in the Middle you Buddhist temples and cemeteries throughout the Hill, just a shame that when we should've done this he poured and being the path completely in the Woods and on the dirt road was impassable, we made only a sliver then we were forced to give up because the signs were not that great, all in Japanese and some in English, didn't want to take the risk of losing ourselves.
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  • You can not come to Takayama without a walk through the hills, from which you can enjoy a great view, there are some interesting temples and ... especially, it takes away from the gang of tourists who flock to the Centre; It seems that this path is very neglected but not at all challenging.
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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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