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After meeting your tour guide at a central location, your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama begins. You’ll learn all about the history of Takayama and why its isolated location led to such an interesting culture forming here.

You’ll visit a sake brewery to learn how Japan’s signature drink is made. There will be no time to get hungry, as you’ll visit a variety of eateries to taste samples during the tour, including a miso maker and a local restaurant.

Other highlights include a colorful morning market and a visit to the old town, which has been labelled by the Japanese Government as an area of Important Traditional Buildings. The tour will educate you on local life, food and culture in Takayama. It will also allow you to connect and chat with locals with the help of your guide.

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Sanmachi Suji
Satoyama Experience

This food and culture walking tour of Takayama will open your eyes to a more intimate, local side of Japan. Eliminate language barriers by having a guide with you the whole tour, to act as translator, order food, and give fascinating insights. You’ll visit a sake brewery, a miso maker, a market, restaurant, local shops, and see countryside views. See hidden local places that would be difficult to find alone.

  • No need to struggle reading Japanese menus—food tastings are included
  • Get access to local places that are hard for tourists to find
  • Have a guide to act as translator, so you can ask questions to locals
  • See some of Takayama’s most interesting food and cultural spots
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Reviewed 1 week ago
A wonderful morning with Momo!

My mom and I had a wonderful morning with Momo touring Takayama and learning about the food. We had been in Japan about a week and had developed quite a few questions. Momo answered all our questions and more. She told us a bit about...More

Thank R G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An outstanding Food and Culture Tour

Momo is amazing and really nice. She took us to typical food places in Takayama: a sake brewery where we had a chance to enjoy high quality sake, a miso specialty shop where we tasted a delicious Miso soup, a cute little japanese sweet confectionary...More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, マネージャー at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Globe-trotter297, Thank you for taking your time to write this and sharing your experience. I also enjoyed talking with you and hearing about your experience in Japan! Thank you again for your comment and hope you enjoyed whole trip! Kind regards, Momo SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very nice town walk

What an interesting view of the old town. Little street markets with such good products to buy. Very well guided by Akiko who showed us the best places in town to taste different local products. Speaks english pefectly so it was a delightful morning. Highly...More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Reservation at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Yes, the old town is just breathe taking, interesting and all foods are yummy. So glad to read that you enjoyed the wee strolling with one of our fantastic guides Akiko. All the best and hope we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A lovely walk through Takayama

Our guide Hisa was wonderful company as he showed us the food and sake makers of Takayama. We learnt so much about the local history as well as sampling the local sake and many other products. Hisa was a great teacher and is a professional...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018
Excellent tour of Takayama!

Had a really wonderful day exploring Takayama, all the local knowledge and history really made it worthwhile. Our guide was very friendly and made it a great day out.More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

Thank for your review! I'm happy to know you enjoyed the tour and learnt about the food culture of this region Hida. It was my pleasure to guide you in the traditional town Takayama. We appreciate you to joining in the tour and posting the...More

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David G
27 May 2018|
Response from Bev890 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was about 2hours including a stop for hot chocolate in a cafe. I believe it gives the duration of each tour on their website.
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