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Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida provided by UMESEKO TOUR

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 31/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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You'll start at
Takayama
Takayama, Gifu, JapanThe specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. Your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time.
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    Your guide will welcome you at Hida-Hagiwara station, and show some instruction of tour first. The total walking length is just 2km and there are 5 or more stops such as the historical shrine, local shops and a cafe. All food we offer on the tour are local specialty, and the tour guide will explain the story or the connection to actual local lives at each spot. Surprisingly, you will have a special experience to visit the sake brewery and the old miso shop to learn the way to make, and enjoy tasting the difference of flavors. Another highlight of tour is interactions with local people. During the tour, you can meet some locals and the guide will also help you have a friendly chat with them. Those conversations will make you feel the warmth of local town and understand the real lives of countryside that you cannot experience at major touristy places. This is not just a food walking tour but touching and sophisticated cultural experience. *Foods and shops may differ according to day.
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You'll end at
Takayama
Takayama, Gifu, JapanThe specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. Your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • English speaking guide
  • Sake tasting (5 small cups)
  • Miso tasting
  • Beef croquette
  • Traditional Japanese sweet
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Local taxes
  • Insurance
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train ticket between Takayama and Hida-Hagiwara station
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When it rains or snows, we will basically hold the tour as scheduled
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Participants can store luggages inside of our garage during the tour
  • The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station, and your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time
  • Please directly contact us via our website "UMESEKO TOUR" if the date you want to book is not available on the calendar
  • Near public transportation
  • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food restriction or allergy
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years
  • Not allowed to drink sake but infants and children can participate with adults
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CZSong wrote a review Aug 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The local food tour with Dai-san was absolutely fantastic. It was off the beaten tourist track which is something I've always enjoyed doing when exploring a new place in Japan. Dai-san was very informative and professional throughout the tour. He took us to a local miso and
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your kindness to post your thought about the local food walking tour in the small countryside town. I spent a great afternoon with you. Thanks for coming. Japan has a variety of unique culture we should not miss out. The more you know, the more you want to see more, and which lead you to a next journey. I am so honored you picked us this time and loved everything you saw, heard and felt during the tour. I know you still want to come back to Japan, which also makes me happy. Thanks for joining us again. Warm Regards, Dai
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lauren2127 wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions3 helpful votes
More than a food tour, this is a tour of a beautiful small town with an excellent guide who clearly loves it. You will learn about local history and produce (eg I learned that most miso in Japan is not made from soybeans), and sample some of the town’s specialties including a
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Dear Lauren, Thank you so much for sharing your thought about our food walking tour in the peaceful countryside town. Glad to see your comment to appreciate the experience. I still remember you liked Japanese sake and miso and were interested in the way of making. Hida Region is one of the best areas to know Japanese food culture. We are always proud of sharing the stories with guests from overseas. Thanks for including us in your precious trip in Japan. Hope to see you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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Kathleen V wrote a review May 2019
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This tour was beyond our expectation! Dai really knew the subject. He even introduce with a little bit of historical facts. The ratio between touring, historic detail and tasting was excellent. All ownera that we met along the places we visited were really friendly and kind. Dai
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Responded 8 May 2019
Dear Kathreen, Thank you so much for coming to the local food walking experience and writing a fantastic comment on that. As described on the title, this walking tour is different from others. It is a heartwarming walking tour. Not only tasting some sample of local food but also we feel the warmth of the peaceful countryside town in Japan. Glad to see you loved the town and people there! Hope you will come back to Japan in the near future. Thanks for visiting us again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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Matt R wrote a review Apr 2019
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Dai was an excellent guide with a lot of interesting information about the region, both past and current. You can tell he is truly passionate about bringing tourists to this remote area to help them experience Japanese life away from the tourist hot spots. We visited several
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Responded 15 Apr 2019
Dear Matt, Thanks for coming despite the terrible weather condition and giving us such a lovely comment. It was an unforgettable day ever for me. I also really enjoyed the time with you. So glad to hear that you loved the local shops we visited during the tour. We are proud of their products of course but as you say, their hospitality and generosity always satisfy our guests. That was our pleasure to take you to the local restaurant. If you have a second chance to visit the Hida region, we will gladly welcome you to the bike tour. Hope you will remember the time you spent here with tasting sake. Warm Regards, Daisuke
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Sam_well888 wrote a review Apr 2019
Wellfleet, Massachusetts47 contributions12 helpful votes
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I was staying nearby in Takayama. I have traveled all over Japan and frankly I am a little tired of huge cities and crowds of tourists. This walk with Dai was just what I needed. He was a very enthusiastic promoter of a quieter life in Japan. I thoroughly enjoyed our visits to a
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Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Responded 4 Apr 2019
Dear Sam, Thanks for your time to write a great review about our food walking tour. That was my pleasure. I also had a really good time with you in the peaceful town. We are sure that the small town is worth visiting to experience the local culture and take a rest from busy cities. You are the best person who should take this opportunity, which made us more proud of showing you around the countryside town. Personally, nice talking with you. I will never forget the conversation about the way to lead a better life. When you have a chance to visit Japan next time, hope you will explore some more peaceful places. Warm Regards, Daisuke
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Take this tour if you want to seriously learn about Sake brewing.
My partner & I went on this tour and loved every moment of it. Didn't expect to get to sample so many different ty
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Amazing and beautiful way to see rural Japan
An amazing experience from start to finish. Dai was there to welcome us and go through the e- bikes with us. They w
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Take this tour!
A personalized tour of a sake brewery in a beautiful quiet town with our very knowledgeable and friendly guide Dai,
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Superb ride wonderfull surprises
Dai was an excellent host and guided us through the beautiful scenery around Hida. The highlights of the tour for u
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Visitors from the UK, exercise and sightseeing, unmissable
We spent two weeks in Japan on holiday from the UK and this was undoubtedly our best day out. An absolutely beautif
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Beautiful Scenic eBike Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed our family tour with Dai. The Hida/Takayama area is incredibly scenic and the river is picture
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Maurice_J37
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A must do in Takayama area
This is a must do excursion if you find yourself in Takayama. Dai is one of those rare people with a wonderful gift
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Fantastic Bike Tour
Dai was a fantastic guide, very informative and engaging. He went at a pace that suited us all and told all lots of
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CanAusAbroad
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Awesome Sake Experience
The whole experience was fantastic. Dai was very informative about sake, the local region and the cultural issues
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A fantastic experience and day out!
My husband and I have beautiful memories of this ebike tour arranged by Dai our tour guide and owner. It was so wel
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Fantastic Sake Tour
This is one of the most fun, educational, and interesting tours our family has been on. We were with our adult chil
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History, culture and nature on a motorized bike
You won’t regret this experience. Dai is an amazing host and the small group allows you to meet other travelers w
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Alan J
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Amazing
If you ever want to get the true Japan countryside experience, book this tour. You'll fall in love with the rice p
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Beautiful ride to see the Japanese Alps!
We had a wonderful tour with Dai! We were a small group (4 people), the bikes were very nice and comfortable, the r
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Fantastic Tour
The tour was perfect. very safe. Lunch at local farm incredible. Dai is a great tour guide. Also electric mountain
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