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Half Day Takayama Highlights
A half day tour of Takayama visiting the wonderful Matsuri no Mori museum to see the vibrant preserved floats, followed by a visit to the Higashiyama Temple area to explore the peaceful grounds.
This half-day tour of Takayama will be led by a local guide who will first take you to the Matsuri no Mori museum, which houses the majestic and colourful floats from the famous Takayama Festival. Your guide will be happy to explain the intricate traditions and symbolism related to this festival, which is one of the most important in Japan.
Next, you will visit the Higashiyama Temple area, a tranquil group of temples on a hill in the eastern part of Takayama. The ground are lovely to stroll around and this will give you the opportunity to soak up the area’s fascinating history, stunning nature and fresh air.
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For those wanting to get under the skin of Japan and explore the country in a bit of depth, this journey takes in the best of both urban and rural Japan without rushing. Explore Tokyo, Kyoto and Mt Fuji, as well as coastal Kanazawa and historic Takayama.