Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama

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Higashiyama Walking Course provides a pleasant stroll through the city's various historic and natural sites. Over 3.5 km (2.2 mi), you'll be exposed to the temples and shrines of the traditional town of Takayama, the houses and back streets of the rural suburbs, and the forested pathway leading to the hilltop site of Takayama Castle. The forested part of the trail affords opportunities to observe wild life, so consider bringing along a pair of binoculars, and look out for the Japanese serow, which frequents the area around the castle remains. Make Higashiyama Walking Course a part of your Takayama vacation plans using our Takayama trip planner.
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  • Small arrows and signs guide you around to a lot of temples in a short time. The tour goes to both large and small temples that can be seen from the outside. Unfortunately our trip was not completed all the way as there was closed due to the... Bears that were seen recently in the area.
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  • This was one of the highlights of our stay in Takayama. We started the walk in the late afternoon and it took a couple of hours. You could take longer if you stopped at all the temples / shrines. They...  more »
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