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Higashiyama Walking Course

Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Pleasant hike in the hills outside of Takayama

Really enjoyed this course. Walk in the hills outside of of the town. Nice trails to follow but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eliot L
via mobile
A nice walk In the park.

This walking course is a nice course to walk. You can wander off ansnfind yourself in the trees... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
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Temples and shrines, a castle and private homes are among the sights along this 3.5 kilometer self-paced walking tour.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful walk” (12 reviews)
“castle ruins” (15 reviews)
“walk takes” (5 reviews)
Shiroyama Park, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this course. Walk in the hills outside of of the town. Nice trails to follow but could be better signed. I had to retrace my steps several times because I missed obscurely placed signs. But cemeteries, temples, castle ruins and parks are quite...More

Thank Eliot L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This walking course is a nice course to walk. You can wander off ansnfind yourself in the trees just to find a historical sitrnorba shrine and walk back out and continue the walking course. It is not too long and not too short. Wear proper...More

Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A nice walk that allows you to see many temples; well sign posted and a pleasant experience. It is a fair distance, with steps and uneven terrain, so wear shoes with decent grips and comfortable.

Thank StevieC_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It isn't a particularly long hike but it it is fairly steep at points along the way, but the trails are extremely well maintained and well marked. The trees/vegetation are lush and beautiful, especially the tall cypress trees. We didn't see any bears, but, based...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk through Takayamas temple town, based towards the back to the city. The walk was 3.5km long however we didn't find it as easy as previous walks we'd undertaken, the course wasn't always clear and we found ourselves going back on ourselves a lot....More

1  Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is such a well prepared trail along the mountain. There are many local people walking along. Along the way there are many temples, shrines and monuments to visit. You can always stop and rest if it gets too hot. It is very peaceful area...More

Thank Tangtian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there quite often during my long stay in Takayama. It's a place where you let your thoughts through your mind and think about spirituality. Highly recommend for cleaning your mind.

Thank Jiri V
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

As it was on all the maps, we thought we.should do it. None of the temples are remarkable and some also look currently unused. The arrows were a little confusing but other than that, it was a nice way to walk around and see the...More

Thank emconway1
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I have to say, I was kind of disappointed with this attraction because it had significantly less to offer than what other reviewers made it seem. I suppose if someone has never been to Japan before and/or has never seen any shrines or temples before,...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We did several of the hikes around the city. All were very interesting and not too strenuous. Highly recommend the city has a nice break from the larger cities in Japan.

Thank Mindy K
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2 April 2017|
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Response from Sara R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the Higashiyama Walking Course is a great option. It is walking distance from major attractions and hotels downtown and rings the eastern hillside. It visits a variety of temples and begins (or ends, depending on the... More
Krisna P
26 March 2017|
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Response from PingAshlyn | Reviewed this property |
Hi.. i went in mid Oct and started the walk at 3pm.. as it was late autumn, sun sets around 4-4.30pm.. so I planned to start the walk from the Park (to make use of the daylight) and end of at the town (so even if it's dark... More
Krezna Rae P
20 December 2016|
Response from c2chen | Reviewed this property |
You can join the trail at any point at the rear of the old town. To walk the entire trail to up the castle ruins is around 4-5 kms of country terrain making up of small roads, foot path and pavements. Since it is a circuit... More