Things to do in Takayama
Gohei-mochi making experience
Gohei-mochi is a local cuisine that comes to the Chubu region such as Nagano and Gifu prefectures. It became famous by being featured in the NHK morning TV series “Half Blue” in 2018. In Gifu Prefecture, it was transmitted to the Hida and Tono regions. The shape and sauce varies depending on the region, and the Hida region is “waraji-shape(oval)” and “egoma（sesame）sauce” is the mainstream. It is said that the boiled rice is crushed and skewered, and then painted with egoma sauce and charcoal-grilled. It was dedicated to festivals and celebrations during the Edo period.
Gero Sake Brewery Tour
This tour is held at the tranquil town named Hagiwara, close to Gero Onsen. Through the 1.5-hour tour, you will get to know more about Japanese sake (Nihonshu). The enthusiastic brewer will show you how to make it step by step. Finally, you will enjoy tasting their special sake!
Experience catching river fish
Fishing is the most popular activity for fish, but this activity is for humans to catch river fish with bare hands. Then, the caught fish is put into a bamboo comb and grilled with salt, and when the weather is fine, you can enjoy the taste while watching the idyllic Satoyama scenery with the clear stream Maze River at the outside lawn plaza or outdoor table. There are few places to catch river fish nationwide, and it is a fun play to compete for the physical strength and wisdom of humans and fish. Here at the waterside mansion, you can do this activity using the mountain stream fish Amago or Iwana. At first, fish that are faster than speed swim freely in the pond (physical strength), but the teamwork of humans gradually narrows the distance between fish and chased fish are hidden behind rocks and stones. start. At the end, humans find (wisdom) the hiding place of the fish. This kind of play can be enjoyed not only by infants, parents and grandparents' families, but also by young couples and groups of friends.
Sake Tasting Experience at Tenryo Sake Brewery in Gifu
【OUTLINE】 You will visit a historical sake brewery, opened in 1680, that has been 7 times award winning of the National Sake Appraisal. You will take a tour inside the sake brewery to get to know how sake is made. And then you will enjoy the most popular seasonal sake testing. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Visit an historical sake brewery (opened in 1680) ・Learn about the real sake world ・Enjoy tasting different seasonal sake
the Maze Satoyama Museum
A tour that gives you an opportunity to walk through the area through conversations and contact with villagers, and to learn about the differences between modern and urban people. I will provide it. Why don't you go around Maze Satoyama with us in search of many discoveries? After completing the "Maze Satoyama Museum" experience, you can experience the optional "Masuda-style old private house over 200 years old" starting from March 16. This old house is a family residence. Guide from outside storehouse to main residence. The course is a sliding door with an unusual swallow's doorway, sliding doors with bird pictures, with flower picture and with scenery pictures in the guest room, a chain mail and armor of unknown age, a gorgeous Buddhist altar. You are also able to have Gohei Mochi and Matcha tea services in the living room.
Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour
It is a deeply localized walking tour held at Hagiwara town. Compared to Gero Hot Spring area, Hagiwara is smaller and non-crowded but has some historical spots to visit. Enjoy this activity to get to know more about Gero! Starting at JR Hida-Hagiwara station, you will visit a local shrine, sake brewery, sweet shop and some other great spots. Through the 3 hours gentle walking, you will be like a local person who knows the country town so much.
Rivers Run through Hida-Osaka E-Bike Tour
This is an e-bike tour along and across the four rivers in Hida-Osaka. The tour will connect you with the authentic nature of Japan. Many things you see in this town are related to the volcanic activities of Mother mountain, Mt. Ontake, and you will learn how the land of Hida-Osaka was formed after the eruption of the volcano 54,000 years ago. Of course, a visit to Gandate Park, the symbolic park of the town, is also included in this tour. You will walk in Gandate Park under the trees and along the waterfall for half an hour where is the best location for forest bathing (shinrin-yoku). A 30-minute train ride from both Takayama and Gero, Hida-Osaka is a great place to get to know the Japanese land over lava flow, to feel the nature, to appreciate the gift from the natural habitat, and to experience the tranquility of wind and flowing river water. While you bike along the rivers, your guide will explain how people in Hida-Osaka have long lived in harmony with nature.
Private & Premium Sake Brewery Tour in Hida
This tour is the best option for those who want the more genuine and luxurious sake experience privately. It is held at the peaceful country town: Hagiwara, which is near from Takayama and Gero Onsen. The tour guide explains about the way to make sake step by step inside the actual factory of sake brewing. After the sake brewing lecture, you will taste various kinds of sake to enjoy the difference of flavors, and know a lot of useful tips to drink and order sake. In addition, you can taste the super premium sake and small appetizers in the cozy Japanese room for authentic experience. Please do not miss this tour if you want to escape from tourist crowds to have a special memory during your trip.
Skip the Line: Takayama Showa Museum Admission Ticket
A museum show casing the Showa era of Japan. Showa was a period in Japan mostly post war that spanned over 60 years. You can enjoy the unique atmosphere from the period in this museum.
Skip the Line: Hida Folk Village Admission Ticket
Secure your visit to the Hida Folk Village in Gifu Prefecture near Takayama with this admission ticket. You’ll gain access to the museum, and get to explore its 30 homes built in the Edo Period, as well as the museum’s grounds at your own pace. You’ll gain a deeper understanding for the history of the area as you pop into houses and catch a glimpse of historical tools and utensils, too.
The exhibition room divided into art, history, natural history, and books is outstanding! Not only works, but also the beauty of architecture and space are attractive! Immerse yourself in the art world in a healing space surrounded by French limestone. Fun for the whole family!
Slow and Easy Hiking in Hida-Osaka (3 hours)
Hida-Osaka spreads at the west foot of the active volcano, Mt. Ontake, and is known as the town of waterfalls for embracing 216 waterfalls higher than 5 meters (16 feet) in their land due to its geographical history. Gandate Park where the tour takes place is the symbolic site to learn about the history of the volcanic activities of Mt. Ontake 54,000 years ago. On this tour, you'll feel the power of the earth, and at the same time, you will learn how people in Hida-Osaka has lived with the gift of nature. It's the best choice for those who want to enjoy a day out in the field and take a deep breath while forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) . Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It's the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.
Old township History&Culture tour with local guide. (About 20min)
You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you. This price is special price only this time. You need some comments for do this tour. If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.
Takayama downtown online tour with expert guide
Online tour in streaming with expert guide: I am the only foreigner guide with experience in Takayama. I speak Italian, English and Japanese. I have lived in Japan since 2007. More than 20 years in customer service and hospitality. Where and what: Takayama, Japan downtown Sanmachi Suji In this video call I walk through Takayama most famous road. I will present to you the city within 30 minutes from different aspects: Geography Economy Art & Culture History Local crafts, focal foods Introduction to sake making What you need: 1) A pair of headphones with microphone 2) To smartphone / Computer / Laptop 3) One of the apps (Whatzapp, Facetime, Skype) Make sure that the internet connection and video quality works! The price is for device not per person!
Nagoya ⇔ Takayama ‐ Gujo Hachiman Bus Transfer
Gujo Hachiman and Takayama are hard to reach by train: enjoy the landscapes of Central Japan's Alps by riding our high-speed bus from Nagoya and get to your desired location in a easy, comfortable way!
Takayama's only Japanese drum and live performance show of traditional arts
・ We will perform the stage without lines using traditional performing arts ・ You can actually experience it as well as watching! ・ You are addicted to facilities and skills that are particular to Japanese performing arts. ◇ Dream and Soul Stage I want to learn <traditional art skills>. I want to learn. I want to protect the local culture. I want to leave. We [Deko-no-za] continue our activities with such a passion. I want to show the results of my activities to many people. want to show. I want to see! I want to stand on the stage and take a sip! ! [Deko-no-za] is a stage filled with our dreams. We will show you <Japanese traditional performing arts in Hida> that you don't know. There are no words. What exists is the sound and sound of the soul ~ I will try my best to give this feeling to everyone who came. ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ -Details of the experience- \ Not only appreciating traditional performing arts! You can actually experience Japanese dance / ◇ Story ◇ "Double-sided accommodation" A double-sided shrine is a demon with a face on both sides that has been handed down to Hida Takayama since ancient times. Both sides of one head, 4 powerful arms, 5m body length ... Contrary to its terrible appearance, it is said that it was a heroic person who helps the weak. Based on the legend, we arranged one side as a “hero” into a large stream. The legend of heroes and double-sided camps, including emotions, will be expressed in traditional Japanese performing arts. -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ In addition to seeing folk songs, You can experience Japanese dance using “Folding Fans”! Please feel the joy of touching traditional performing arts and the wonderfulness of expressing them with your skin -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ! This is the point! A venue designed by [Deko-za-za] with great care The stage is from the audience to the eyes and nose! In addition, the design of the building does not miss sound, so you can feel the power and vibration of the drums directly on your skin! We will bring you into the world created by [Decorate Seat], such as on-site presence and taiko drum impulses.
Walk downtown with the guide - 30 minutes
How would you feel if you arrived in a city and don't know anything about it? How would you feel if you had someone you want by your side let her find out and love what she does? Luca, the friend of the solver: He has twenty years of excellent experience in the sector hospitality and customer service. The friend of the solver is an Italian native speaker who speaks perfect english and japanese.
One hour food and wine tour
How would you feel if you arrived in a city and don't know anything about it? How would you feel if you had someone you want by your side let her find out and love what she does? Luca, the friend of the solevante loves and has deep knowledge of both the city and its local foods and drinks, having an Italian who lives and accompanies you in Takayama is not an everyday thing!
Sake Brewery(the most oldest) Tour in Takayama
Takayama city had 56 brewers more than 300 years ago. Good water and good environment made lot's of Sake brewer. Now there are 7 brewers inside 200m area remain cityside of Takayama. (This density is very rare things in all over the world.) You can see the oldest & biggest sake brewery in our tour. If you need other language guide, please let us know. (e.g. Italian,Spanish,Chinese...) If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. Under Japanese law, alcoholic beverages under the age of 20 are not allowed. Please call us if you want to do our tour within few hours. If it's raining/snowing possible to do this tour.
Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida
This is a sake brewery tour including sake tasting, held at Tenryo Sake Brewery near from Takayama. The sake expert will explain about how to make sake step by step inside the actual house they are brewing sake. Understanding the sake brewing process, you will taste various excellent sake to enjoy the difference of flavors, and you can know a lot of useful tips to drink and order sake. The premium option is available for those who want the more genuine and luxurious experience. In addition to 5 or more kinds of sake provided in the standard tour, you can taste the super premium sake and small appetizers in the cozy Japanese room. If you love to drink sake, please do not miss it!