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Exploring the Old Town of Hida Takayama


Public experiences are in English unless specified as otherwise

  • Location
    Hida, Japan
  • Duration
    1h 15m (Public) / 1h 15m (Private)
  • Group Size
    Up to 10 guests (Public) / Custom (Private)
  • Language(s)
    • English


A virtual tour of Hida Takayama, also known as “Little Kyoto.” During this one-hour tour, you can virtually visit many of the world-famous sites within this special city that would normally take at least one day to cover in an in-person tour, including the Old Town, Miyagawa Morning Market, Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine, and Kusakabe Heritage House. 

Your relaxing walk will start in the old district of Takayama where you will find traditional architecture preserved from the samurai period, making you feel as if you’ve traveled back in time. From Old Town, your expert guide will introduce you to the historical Takayama Morning Market, which played an essential role in the city's development and continues to support the daily lives of the locals today. The famous Takayama Festival held in spring and fall is a cultural artifact that the local people pride themselves in, and they draw tourists from across Japan and around the world. On this tour, you will be getting a sneak peek of the Spring Festival hosted by the Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine. The virtual walk will end at the Kusakabe Heritage House which is the private home of an old merchant family that is designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan. 

Join this guided tour to experience the authentic beauty of Hida Takayama!

Public Experience Private/Custom Experience
Who You will be one of several joining the experience from across the globe. Exclusive experience for you and/or your party
Interaction You will get a chance to ask questions, however, the guide will be attending to all participants. You will get more one on one time with your guide throughout the experience.
Experience Standard, curated for the public. You can make custom requests to your interests.
When Choose from an available time. Choose from an available time slot or request a specific date and time.
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Preparing for your Experience

Please be ready with a stable internet connection and a Zoom account.

We recommend using a laptop, tablet, or other devices with a screen larger than a smartphone.

Meet Your Guide

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Mika Shiraishi

Hello! I am a professional government-licensed tour guide of Japan who is an expert on sake and Japanese art. My passion for traveling led me to start my tour service JAPONISME in 2020, and I have guided more than 2,500 guests from around the world. 

I am a travel bug who's been to North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.  I love art (Western, Japanese, and Modern), traveling, food, wine, sake, nature, sustainability, and animals. My style of illustrating points is interactive and based on comparison with the background of my guests’ countries so that they can enrich their lives through a meaningful traveling experience.

I have excellent reviews on my clear and interesting explanations, and I'm confident that I can provide all the answers to your questions about Japan. I also love kids and recommend my tours for families.