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Takayama: 30-Minute Sake Brewery Tour

1. Takayama: 30-Minute Sake Brewery Tour

Taste the best Sake in Takayama and learn all about why this area is so well known for sake production. More than 300 years ago, there were 56 sake breweries in Takayama city and today, seven sake breweries remain active. Learn all about the history and culture of the city from your local guide. Visit the oldest sake brewery in the region, a totally exclusive experience. Once there, experience the ambiance and, best of all, taste five different types of sake and see how different they are from one another. This is normally English tour but if you need other languages like Chinese, Italy, French, etc. please let us know.

Takayama: Old Town Guided Walking Tour 45min.

2. Takayama: Old Town Guided Walking Tour 45min.

Get an insider’s view of Takayama’s most vibrant neighborhoods on a walking tour of the Old Town alongside a local guide. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide in the city center. Make your way through the Old Town and learn about the local people's lifestyle and culture from your local guide. Discover why Takayama was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage site. Turn the corner towards Nakabashi bridge and snap photos with this famous red bridge. Stroll to Takayama Jinya, the former government office. Witness the hustle and bustle of the Jinya morning market and grab a bargain with the help of your guide. As you stroll, your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and the people who have lived here.   Finally, arrive at Yamazakura shrine, your last stop, where you can learn about Japanese religion. Your guide will be happy to point you in the direction of the nearest subway station or bus stop. Or feel free to ask them for local recommendations on great places to eat or drink nearby.This is normally English tour but if you need other languages like Chinese, Italy, French, etc. please let us know.

Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

3. Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Takayama Morning Market: This bustling market is perfect for exploring local produce, crafts, and souvenirs. It's a great opportunity to interact with local vendors and sample regional delicacies. Takayama Old Town (Sanmachi Suji): Takayama's historic district, Sanmachi Suji, is a preserved area that gives visitors a glimpse of traditional Japanese architecture and ambience. The well-preserved merchant houses, sake breweries, and charming streets offer a nostalgic journey back in time. Strolling through the cobblestone streets, visitors can enjoy local crafts, antiques, and traditional sweets. Takayama Festival Float Exhibition Hall: Delve into the artistic and cultural significance of Takayama's festivals by exploring the elaborate floats in this exhibition hall. The craftsmanship and historical context behind these floats are truly captivating.

Takayama Night Tour with Local Meal and Drinks

4. Takayama Night Tour with Local Meal and Drinks

Explore the Sanmachi district after dark, hear the tales of what actually went on in this district during the Edo period. Our professionally guided tour will take you through the 2 most beautiful districts of Takayama and then we'll sit down with fellow travellers to a full course traditional meal and drinks(included in tour price). The tour duration is 2.5 hours. You will get the chance to explore the cultural background of these unique districts and get to sample some of the local dishes available in this area. Our night tour groups are small(usually 3 - 8 people) and include a dedicated professional guide to explain the locations and the dishes.

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4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Really intresting tour! Lots of explanations and our guide was really knowledgeable and kind. We would recommend it to anyone visiting Takayama. In particular if you're looking for something short and sweet (about 60-80 minutes)