Takayama Walking Tour w/ Snacks & Sake Brewery Visit (Gifu)

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Experience Details
Experience Location
3 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 10 guests
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
Chinese, English
In this unique walking tour, you’ll explore the quaint old town of Takayama in Gifu Prefecture and experience its quintessential attractions, foods, and brews, with a guide.
Explore Takayama’s streets confidently with a guide who will explain the fascinating history behind its quaint architecture and traditional buildings.
Visit Takayama’s Nakabashi Bridge, Jinya government building (outside only), and Yamazakura Shrine.
Visit a bustling market in the morning, and experience the area’s traditions by grilling a rice cracker and enjoying it alongside the locals.
Tour a 400-year-old sake brewery tour and enjoy a sake tasting.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Picture a calm city in the Japanese countryside. The streets, lined with wooden townhouses and traditional buildings, are mostly quiet except for the occasional rattling of a rickshaw, while the Japanese Alps glitter in the background. While it might sound like something out of a fairy tale, that's just your average morning in rural Takayama, Gifu Prefecture. The city's quiet old town, full of historical buildings, is painstakingly preserved and perfect to explore on foot. In this guided tour, you'll stroll the old town with a guide, taste snacks, sip sake at a 400-year-old brewery, and get a rare glimpse into the tranquil rural life in Takayama, also known as Gifu's crown jewel. Experience Flow: -The tour will begin with a stroll through Takayama's old town and an overview of the area's history and culture. -You'll cross the Nakabashi Bridge, and see the outside of the old Takayama Jinya government building (entry to the Jinya is not included in the tour fee, but guests can visit by paying the entrance fee separately). -Your guide will lead you to the Yamazakura Shrine, and explain its detailed woodwork and unique design. -You will then taste snacks at a local market (open only during the mornings) and visit a rice cracker factory where you’ll grill rice dough into a crispy cracker over hot coal and enjoy it with the locals. - Finally, you'll wrap up the day with a visit to the 400-year-old Hirase Shuzo Brewery. Here, you'll finish the tour on a sweet note by tasting delicious sake and touring the traditional facilities testimony to centuries-long sake making. This walking and food tour of Takayama is perfect for visitors who want to take an authentic and inspiring journey to a rural city, savor its specialties, and connect with its local community.
Takayama city walking tour
Expert guidance about the local culture, history, and food.
Sake tasting and brewery tour at Hirase Shuzo Brewery.
Rice cracker making experience (subject to availability)
Admission to Takayama Jinya (the walking tour includes seeing the building from the outside, but guests can enter if they wish, paying the admission fee separately)
Souvenirs or additional purchases, as well as admission to other attractions.
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet your host directly at the venue, located about 12 minutes from the JR Takayama Station. The venue address and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.
Afternoon tours will skip the morning market experience and enjoy more time walking around the old town.
Only guests 20 or older can participate in the sake tasting.
This experience includes visiting businesses (like a sake brewery and a rice cracker factory) which may have unplanned closures. In such cases, alternative visits will be arranged.
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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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: May 22, 2024
¥ 16,000
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals