Takayama Old Town Tour: Local Foods & Sake Tasting in Gifu

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Duration
2.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
English
Embark on a cultural and gastronomic exploration of rural Takayama in the Hida region of Gifu Prefecture in this walking tour that includes visiting a market and tasting local sake.

Highlights

Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture, and explore a market, taste local foods and sake, and enjoy coffee or tea with a local guide
Visit a local sake brewery, where you will learn why the region thrived as a sake producer, and miso and tofu shops where you can taste the local flavors of Takayama
Learn more about the folk culture of Takayama from your local guide as you stroll through the streets of the old town
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Those looking to explore beyond the beaten path should look no further than Takayama in the mountainous Hida region of Gifu Prefecture, where traditional townhouses, fresh foods, and a vibrant culture delight visitors hoping for a glimpse of authentic Japanese countryside living. In this exploration of Takayama, you’ll meet your guide at one of the city’s most emblematic landmarks, the Jinya government building, and explore the city on foot, trying its local foods and sake, visiting local businesses that continue the legacy of local traditions, and wrapping up with coffee or tea in a repurposed townhouse. Experience flow: -Meet your host at the entrance gate of Takayama Jinya, a 10-minute walk from Takayama Station. A major historical landmark, Takayama Jinya is a well-preserved government building that retains its charming original shape. -Explore Takayama’s Morning Market, taste freshly handmade foods, and see local crafts. -Visit a local sake brewery and enjoy a tasting sake made with the fresh waters of the nearby Hida district. -Tour miso and tofu shops where you can learn about how locals maintain their fermentation methods and food culture. -Wrap up the tour with a cup of coffee or tea in a charming coffee shop in a repurposed townhouse before you continue your exploration of Takayama on your own. Takayama retains its quaint, undiscovered quality, which makes it a valuable addition to any Japan travel itinerary, especially for those visiting the nearby Shirakawa-go village or the region of Kamikochi in Nagano Prefecture.

Inclusions

A trained and experienced guide
Local foods & sake tasting
Tea or coffee break

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at the entrance gate of Takayama Jinya, approx. 10 min. walk from Takayama Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Participants under 20 will not be able to drink alcohol

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Gifu Prefecture is home to well-preserved historic villages, mountainous landscapes, and scenic open-air hot springs, with a proud culinary heritage spanning centuries.
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Earliest available date: July 29, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals