We enjoyed a delightful, relaxed and informative walk through old Takayama with our charming guide Ayaka. Food and sake tasting was fun!
This food and culture walking tour of Takayama will open your eyes to a more intimate, local side of Japan. Don’t stress about language barriers: You’ll have a guide with you the whole time 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 hard-to-find countryside views. Included tastings make for a hassle-free experience.
After meeting your guide at a central location, start your action-packed culinary and cultural tour of Takayama. You’ll learn all about the history of the city and why its isolated location led to such an interesting culture.
Visit a sake brewery to find out how Japan’s signature drink is made. There’s no need to pack lunch, as you’ll visit a variety of eateries to taste samples, 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 recognized by the Japanese government as an area with important traditional buildings. You’ll learn about local life, food, and culture in Takayama, and also chat with locals with the help of your guide.
We met Miyuki, our tour guide, near the one of the farmer's markets in Takayama. She walked us through the town, explaining to us what we were seeing, such as the priest blessing the old building to protect them from fire, explaining what the various...More
Akiko did a wonderful job of taking us on a walking tour of the old town. She was very open and helpful in explaining Japanese culture and the wonders of Takayama. One of the the best walking tours I have ever been on. Stopped at...More
What a great message! Thank you so much. Akiko is a lovely person and highly trained professional guide indeed. So glad to know that you had this memorable walking tour. We hope to see you again in the future, but till then, wish you all...More
Even though it was raining on the morning of the walk it still was a wonderful and informative time with Ayaka. She was very knowledgeable, friendly, spoke excellent English and was a pleasure to be with. We would not have known or visited any of...More
Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment! It was absolutely my pleasure to spend a quality time with you. Hopefully I can guide you around my hometown again, perhaps in different seasons or on festival days! Kind regards, Ayaka
We really enjoyed the Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour with Ayaka on a very hot day but felt that we got a really good insight into Takayama and thoroughly enjoyed the various foods and drinks that we tasted. What made this special for...More
Thank you very much for your lovely comment on the tour! It is great to hear that you fall in love with my cozy and pretty hometown, Takayama. It would be awesome if you could visit here again maybe in other seasons. Kind regards, Ayaka