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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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Where to stay in Takayama

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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  • The walk takes you through a variety of areas from the town to the forested park area. The sign posts are reasonable easy to follow although we did lose them a few times,but got back on course without...  more »
  • We arrived late morning in Takayama and did the walking course before checking into our Ryokan. This was a great way to see some of the older parts of Takayama and view some of the Temples and Shrines...  more »
  • I enjoyed walking part of this route after an early dinner or breakfast. Beautiful , serene and no crowds. Would definitely return on my next trip to Takayama.  more »