Insurance is not included in the tour price. Credit cards are not accepted.
Reservation one weeks in advance is requested. Tour guide Takashi confirms
In case a cacellation is done within 3 days before the tour operation date,.cancellation
fee is charged 50 per cent of a guife fee
Customers are requested to pay a guide fee in JPY cash at the end of a
To make a reservation, send an email to me with (1) your name (2) name
of your country (3) number of participants (4) desired tour date (5) name
of your hotel at Takayama
Guide's name and language
Guide's cell phone number
Takayama Jinya - Sanmachi rows of old houses - Kusakabe Folk Museum - Takayama
Festival Floats Exhibition Hall - Hida Kokubunji Temple -Hidanosato village
Duration: 8 hours
Itinerary, Distance of the Route and
Tour guide fee: a group of not more than 20 persons: 33,000 JPY
Admission fees per person: Takayama Jinya \440, Kusakabe Folk Museum \500
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall \1,000. Hidanosato village 700
yen, A taxi for Hidano-sato roundtrip fares about3,000 yen./a car.
Lunch and personal expenses are not included. Customers are requested to
pay a lunch for a guide.
Expenses not included in the tour price
The tour starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
We will meet at your hotel lobby at 8:50 a.m.
Tour Time, Meeting Time and Place,
More than 1,300 years ago, skilled wood-craftsmen,called Hidano Takumi
inhabited in the Hida region. In 1519, Lord Takayama ruled the Hida region,
and built Tenjinyama Castle. Lord Takayama is the origin of the name "
Takayama". It was around the close of the Warring States period when
samurai warrior Nagachika Kanamori overthrew Lord Takayama, and started
ruling the Hida region in 1585. Lord Kanamori spent 16 years to construct
the castle, the samurai residence district, the temple district, and the
merchant quarters. The town was designed reflecting Kyoto town planning.
Lord Kanamori also supported cultural development such as the tea ceremony,
and traditional crafts such as Shunkei lacquerware and porcelain. The Kanamori
ruling lasted for 107 years. All of a sudden the Edo shougunate relocated
the Kanamori to the Tohoku region in 1692, and governed the Hida region
for 177 years until 1867. Since then Takayama flourished as a merchant
town under the Edo government ruling. Merchant houses of the Edo period
still remain today in Sannomachi and Shimoninomachi-Oshinmachi districts,
which are designated the preservation districts for groups of traditional
buildings. The latticework windows of merchant houses, which are painted
black Bengara , are unique and impressive. Takayama is also famous for
its festival, one of the three most beautiful festivals in Japan. It takes
place twice a year, the spring festival and the autumn festival. The spring
festival proceeds on April 14 and 15 showing up 12 decorated floats. The
autumn festival proceeds on October 9 and 10 showing up 11 decorated floats.
Takayama One-Day Tour Guide
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