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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 locals questions
Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour
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Takayama Food and Culture Walking Day Tour

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. 

What to Expect

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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
A low key wander with charming knowledgeable guide.

We met Ayaka and headed off. A group of 4 Australians and 4 Canadians were guided gently along narrow streets to a sake brewery, past local food shops and along the river to the charming morning market where we tasted pickles and other treats. We...More

Thank Junima1951
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your thoughtful comments! It was very nice meeting you all and spending a great time together. I hope you enjoyed discovering my hometown and the tour became one highlight of your Japan trip. Many thanks, Ayaka

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Takayama Food & Culture with Ayaka

We had a wonderful experience on a rainy morning with Ayaka as our guide. Our tour included tasting fresh apples and peaches at the morning market; learning about Sake making and tasting Sake varieties; having coffee and Ringo juice at a quaint cafe; learning that...More

Thank clw3532018
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comment! It was absolutely my pleasure to have you. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed exploring the food culture of Takayama with me! Hopefully you enjoyed Hiroshima visit as well :) It would be great if...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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 27 July 2018
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

Thank Globe-trotter297
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, マネージャー at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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 17 July 2018
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 1 August 2018

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

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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.
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