Tour traditional Takayama from the comfort of your home with an English-speaking local guide! Located in Gifu Prefecture, this former castle town is rich in history, scenery, and culture; it's also one of Gifu's most popular sightseeing areas.
Tour Gifu Prefecture's Takayama with a friendly English-speaking guide — all without leaving your home! Also known as Hida-Takayama ("Hida" refers to the part of Gifu that Takayama belongs to), this former castle town flourished in the Edo period (1603–1867). To this day, parts of Takayama still look like relics of the past, with old wooden structures, traditional storefronts, a scenic bridge, and more. Strolling around town, you'll feel like you've been transported back to ancient Japan — or like you're in a samurai period drama! This tour has two courses, lasting 20 and 45 minutes. The short standard course will take you on an online stroll of old-school Takayama, passing through the townscape, the strikingly photogenic Nakabashi Bridge, and the well-preserved Takayama Jinya — the only magistrate's office in Japan with the main building still standing. The longer 45-minute course includes all locations on the standard course, plus more detailed explanations and a "visit" to Yamazakura Shrine. There, you can learn about Shinto and get an up-close look at the shrine's decorations and fixtures — a testament to the Hida region's long history of skilled craftsmanship.
1. Please read the Important Information and Activity Rules carefully before booking 2. Choose your preferred course and the number of participants who will join the experience 3. Choose your preferred date and time, in the time zone of the experience host: JST (UTC +09:00) 4. During checkout, let us know your preferred video-calling app (Facetime, WhatsApp, LINE, or Skype) 5. After agreeing on the date and time, your host will send the link for your online experience by email with additional details 6. Make sure you have the software, hardware, and any required items listed under What to Bring, plus a stable internet connection