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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

  • 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
Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From US$46.40
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
From US$46.36

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.

What to Expect

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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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent introduction to Takayam

Akiko was just the best tour guide! We were only a small group of 4 so she had time to answer all our questions. She was full of knowledge on Takayama history, food & culture. She took us to some great places to try locally...More

Thank simlid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent tour

Miyuki led our morning food and culture tour. There were about eight of us in the group, but she made each of us feel as if the tour was just for us. This was a fun introduction to Takayama and its food. There was a...More

Thank Albert B
Reviewed 18 May 2018
A wonderful introduction to Takayama

Miyuki was a fantastic guide. She shared so much information with us. We really enjoyed tasting various foods and sake, and meeting the people who produce them. A very good tour.

Thank AlaskanVagabond
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Excellent guide and tour. Highly recommend!

We had a wonderful morning with Hisa as our guide. He showed us the morning market and many small privately owned shops that we wouldn’t have found in our own. We sampled many food items and here was never any pressure to buy anything. We...More

1  Thank Mcoe56
Reviewed 12 April 2018
Fabulous morning tour with affable and knowledgeable guide

Akiko was a brilliant tour guide who introduced us to local food and its origins. We met several market stall owners and tasted their wares as well as trying different sakes. The history behind the manufacture of local treats was explained and we enjoyed a...More

Thank Mary H
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Mary-san, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment here. It such such a beloved companies in that tour, indeed! I came into the stuffed animal shop in Takayama this morning and reminded a lucky blue bird brought back with you. It gets many...More

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David G
26 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.