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Walking Tours 2H Afternoon FOOD & CULTURE WALK

Walking Tours / Guided Tour



This Afternoon Food & Culture Walk is perfect for travelers who just arrive at Takayama in the morning.

Food & Culture Walk is a guided culinary tour through the unique cultural sights of Takyama. 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.

You can book the tour by 11am in the morning if there are some spots left! Check the availability at iCAFE-TAKAYAMA in Takayama Station.



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.



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

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

The 2 hour tour will give you a deeper understanding for local food & culture. Why don’t you join us for a fun afternoon?

Takayama Food and Culture Walk Highlights

Sake Brewery

Since the Hida district is brimming with abundant natural water sources, 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.

Miso Shop

Drop by a local miso shop. Miso paste is a seasoning created from fermanted wheat and rice. It plays a very important loce among Japanese meals not only miso soup. In Takayama region, some locals still make thier homemade miso, and emjoy the variety of recipes.


For 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!

* Afternoon Food & Culture Walk Tour DOES NOT include vising Miyagawa Morning Market.



Dec 21, 2018Dec 30, 2018
Jan 5, 2019Mar 15, 2019


Approx. 2h

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

5,000JPY/person Inc.Tax

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 170 days ahead is possible. For reservations further ahead, please contact us via the inquiry page.
  • 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.


  • Please notify us by 72 hours prior to the tour time if you cancel your tour. You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy if you cancel the tour within 72 hours for any reason. Please see the link below for the detail.
    Cancellation policy

Private Tours

We have private tours available upon request.
* Please note that we have no child rates for private tours.

  • 1 person :  ¥20,000
  • 2 people : ¥10,000
  • 3 people : ¥7,500
  • 4 people or more : ¥6,000

Private tour price in the top season (April 10th-29th, Jul 16th-Aug 25th, Oct 1st-15th 2019)

  • 1 person :  ¥30,000
  • 2 people : ¥15,000
  • 3 people : ¥10,000
  • 4 people or more : ¥7,500