Discover the Japanese Countryside

Walking Tours / Guided Tour / Regular

Real Food. Real Culture. 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 and Culture Walk Highlights

Harada 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.

Miyakawa 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.

Koji-ya and Miso Shop

Visit the local shop where koji, the basic ingredient of many popular Japanese staples including sake, soy sauce and miso, is painstakingly created using fermented wheat and rice. Then drop by the miso shop to taste the fruits of their labour.


For a coffee break, you can drop into a venerable old house remodelled 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!




Jan 4, 2018Dec 30, 2018
Jan 5, 2019Dec 29, 2019


Approx. 2h30m

Private tour: 9:00 - 11:30

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

5,500JPY/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 the private tour is from 9:00 – 11:30.

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

  • 1 person :  ¥22,000
  • 2 people : ¥11,000
  • 3 people : ¥8,250
  • 4 people or more : ¥6,500

Private tour price in the top season (April 5th – 20th, Oct 8th and 11th, 2018)

  • 1 person :  ¥22,000
  • 2 people : ¥16,500
  • 3 people : ¥11,000
  • 4 people or more : ¥8,250