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Craft, Cuisine & Culture FOOD&CULTURE WALK





Craft, Cuisine & Culture / Guided Tour / Regular

Real Food. Taste Takayama’s tradition with Morning Market

The Takayama Food & Culture Walk is a guided culinary tour through the unique cultural sights of Takayama. Takayama is a town famed for being deeply rooted in its local culture and history, where daily life still revolves around its longstanding traditional shops such as the tofu seller, sake brewery, Japanese sweets shop, and many more.

This entertaining and informative Takayama tour takes lets you stroll down the side streets of a beautiful town, practically unchanged since the Edo period while having a bite in some of its best food shops along the way.

This is more than an ordinary culinary tour—escorted by an experienced local guide, you’ll be introduced to sights that tell of Takayama’s rich culture and history, regaled with fascinating stories, and even meet some of our local food heroes throughout shops that still retain the authentic atmosphere of days long past.

In addition to visiting both tofu and miso shops to learn a bit about how these timeless food staples are made, this Takayama tour allows you to experience the goodness and artistry of “Wagashi” Japanese sweets…

And sample some local sake varieties that have been part of the Takayama food scene for generations. Learn about the wonders of Takayama through sight, sound and taste—and experience what the locals already know and love.

Takayama Food & Culture Walk tour Highlights

Sake Brewery

The Hida district is brimming with abundant natural water sources, so it should come as no surprise that sake production is deeply rooted in local life. Try some sake at one of the many sake breweries dotting the area.

Morning Market

Having existed since the Edo period, this huge and bustling morning market continues the proud tradition of selling fresh seasonal vegetables and homemade products, their flavours each echoing the natural purity of long ago.

Miso Shop

Drop by a local miso shop. Miso is a seasoning made from fermented soy beans,wheat and rice. It plays a very important role among Japanese meals not only miso soup. In Takayama region, some locals still make their homemade miso, and enjoy the variety of recipes.


For a coffee break, you can drop into a venerable old house remodeled as a charming coffee shop—that is, if you’re not full from eating so much along the way! These are just some of the wonderful things you have to look forward to during your quest to discover Takayama food for yourself!





Approx. 2h30m

Private tour: 9:00 - 11:30

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

6,000JPY/person Inc.Tax / 9,500JPY(inc.Tax) from 20 Mar 2024

Included in the price
  • Trained and experienced guide (in English/Japanese)
  • Small group tour
  • Food tasting
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting Point

Entrance gate of Takayama Jinya

1-15 Hachikenmachi, Takayama, Gifu, Japan



  • No charge for small children who are 5 years old or less. If you have a small child, please let us know when you make a reservation. 
  • Reservation up to 365 days ahead is possible.
  • If a tour is filled with 2 people booking already, you can book it alone. Please check our current availability via “reservation”. If your requested date is unavailable, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • If you, unfortunately, cancel the tour, you will not be charged a cancellation fee up to 2 days before the tour date. Please see the link for the detail: Cancellation policy


Please be sure to purchase appropriate travel insurance in advance.


Private Tours

We have private tours available upon request.

* Please note that the private tour is from 9:00 – 11:30.

* Please note that we have no child rates for private tours.

  • 1 person :  ¥28,500
  • 2 people : ¥15,000 per person
  • 3 people : ¥10,500 per person
  • 4 people or more : ¥8,250 per person
    From 2024/3/20~
    • 1 person :  ¥42,000
    • 2 people : ¥22,500 per person
    • 3 people : ¥16,000 per person
    • 4 people or more : ¥12,800 per person

Private tour price in the top season (Apr 1st – 20th, Jul 16th – Aug 20th,  Oct 1st – 15th)

  • 1 person :  ¥37,500
  • 2 people : ¥19,500 per person
  • 3 people : ¥13,500 per person
  • 4 people or more : ¥10,500 per person

From 2024/3/20~

  • 1 person :  ¥55,000
  • 2 people : ¥29,000 per person
  • 3 people : ¥20,400 per person
  • 4 people or more : ¥16,000 per person