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"Full-Day Tour of Snow Monkeys
Zenkoji Temple and Snow Monkey Day Tour in Nagano"This tour will take you to see the most important attractions of Nagano City and the Yamanouchi area. You will take a scenic route to see the cutest monkeys in the world and afterwards spend time at the temple of Zenkoji and the bustlin the snow monkeys will let you get really close to them for some great photo opportunities. After saying goodbye to the snow monkeys take a stroll along a tranquil forest trail to the lunch cafe. After a delicious lunch you will get back on and welcomes people of all faiths and religions. The temple grounds have many hidden gems to explore such as the dark tunnel which runs under the temple. Here you can allegedly gain enlightenment if you find the ""Key To Paradise"".After exploring Zenko-ji Temple the guide will take you to one of Nagano's most historic sake breweries where you get the opportunity to try several types of sake. Nagano is one of the regions in Japan with a very active production of sake. Clean spring water in combination with a clim""
From JPY15,500.00
 
Explore Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park and Taste Local Sake
"A visit to the snow monkeys is one of the highlights of a visit to Japan. Jigokudani Yaen-koen is a place to observe the interesting ecology of Japanese monkeys nearby and many people in the world have loved this place since 1964 when it first opened. Many researchers and photographers has also visit here for the photo opportunity. The monkeys here are known as ""Snow Monkeys” because they bathe in the hot springs and they were appeared in the cover of ""LIFE"" magazine in the U.S. and were reported by the press overseas. Furthermore in 1998 when the winter Olympic Games were held in Nagano many athletes game staff
From JPY10,000.00
 
Discover Lake Biwa's Eastern Shores with a Local Guide
"During this tour you will visit Hikone a castle town of the Ii family who supported the Tokugawa Shogunate. The tour will also cover Omihachiman introducing the powerful merchant class that was based here. Over the course of your tour you will explore Hikone taking a walk around Hikone Castle. You will get to see the town’s tower (designated a national treasure)
From JPY13,750.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Takayama

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Sarubobo Dolls

I found these red-headed faceless figures a little spooky but they are very popular and you will see them all over Takayama, used as symbols in promoting shops etc. and available to buy as a souvenir...
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Local Cuisine

Takayama¡¯s cuisine is very different from that of Tokyo, Kyoto and southern Japan. Takayama, being a land-locked area, had to depend on the mountains and rivers for its raw materials. Due to this...
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Shinto Rituals

When we arrived in front of the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine we found the steps up to the shrine blocked by a family posing for formal photos. We stopped to see what was happening and a passing guide...
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Tatami Mats

We saw a couple of these traditional tatami mat workshops on our travels in Japan (the other one was in Nikko), but unfortunately on neither occasion did we manage to catch anyone actually making the...
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Rice Fields

Before coming to Takayama all ricefields I had seen had been while swooshing past them seated on Shinkansen. But here I got the chance to have a closer look while walking out of town on my way to the...
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Morning Markets

In the mornings older women set up stalls along the riverbank selling local products. I'd say it's more of a curiosity for tourists to walk by and look at, rather than an opportunity to buy anything-...
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Tenaga and Ashinaga Statues

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Top Hotels in Takayama

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1134 Echigo-Cho, Takayama-Shi, Takayama, EH, 506-0
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6-6 Hanasatomachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, 506-0026, Japan
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710-62 Kansaka Okuhidaonsengo, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, 506-1421, Japan
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4-76 Tenman-machi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, 506-0025, Japan
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5-20 Hanasato Machi, Takayama, Takayama, Japan, 50
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54 Suehiro-cho, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, 506-0016, Japan
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Top Things to Do in Takayama

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Morning Markets

Miyagawa Morning Market is the larger of two morning markets in central Takayama. While the Jinya-mae market is almost entirely a traditional farmer's market. The Miyagawa market has farm-fresh...
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Old Private Houses

Takayama's Old Private Houses, or Furui-Machi-Nmai, is a historical preservation area east of the Miyagawa River. This was the original area of the planned castle town, centered on Sannomachi Street,...
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Takayama Matsuri Yatai Kaikan and Sakurayama Hachimangu

Takayama is famous throughout Japan for its two annual festivals, in the spring and autumn, known as matsuri – the first celebrating the planting season, and the second the harvest. Unfortunately we...
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Hida Folk Village

Takayama is often used as a base to visit the near-by Shirakawa-go - or bypassed completely as people only head to the World Heritage site. However, Takayama has its own historic Hida Folk Village and...
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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go - Day Trip

Gorgeous UNESCO site featuring Gassho-zukuri farmhouses that are still in use by residences as homes. The roofs of the Gassho-zukuri farmhouses are said to resemble the hands of monks in prayer, in...
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Sanmachi District

Edo period preserved town and it is even more interesting than the one in Geon kyoto. I loved the souveniers I bought. it's very interesting to walk it in the morrning when its crowded and see it once...
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Top 5 Takayama Writers

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toonsarah

"Charming mountain town"
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tigerjapan

"Historic Castle Town of Takayama"
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Pixiekatten

"TAKAYAMA - traditional village in the clouds"
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Restless-in-kl

"Taking it slow in Takayama"
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cheesecake17

"TAKAYAMA THE CITY OF THE BEST 3 MATSURI IN JAPAN"
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