Higashiyama Walking Course, Takayama

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Higashiyama Walking Course provides a pleasant stroll through the city's various historic and natural sites. Over 3.5 km (2.2 mi), you'll be exposed to the temples and shrines of the traditional town of Takayama, the houses and back streets of the rural suburbs, and the forested pathway leading to the hilltop site of Takayama Castle. The forested part of the trail affords opportunities to observe wild life, so consider bringing along a pair of binoculars, and look out for the Japanese serow, which frequents the area around the castle remains. Make Higashiyama Walking Course a part of your Takayama vacation plans using our Takayama trip planner.
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  • This walk is pretty well signposted though you will have to choose a number of times for which variant you are going to go. There are quite a few branches. Shortest variation takes more than one hour and a half. On the way you'll encounter many temples and cemeteries.
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  • On the hill behind the town of Takayama lies-as is more often in Japan-an area dedicated to religion and the dead. This Higashiyama walk takes you in a fun way through that area of temples and cemeteries. It is a pity that all temples are closed, at least when we were there and that was on a Sunday afternoon.
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