Hagiwara Food Walking Tour

6,000 JPY/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 3 Hours 2-8 People

Touching foody walk to experience the local culture

This is the best food walking tour for those who want to experience the local food culture of non-touristy area of Japan. Hagiwara is a small rural town along the way to Takayama and Gero on the Hida train, which has interesting local stories about food and history. Another feature of town is people. All locals are surprisingly generous, friendly and welcoming. Your enthusiastic guide will not only share the local stories but also connect you with locals. You can shoot any questions that you want to ask about anything. After the localized walking tour, you must get to love the town and people!

Heartwarming Experience

This is the concept of tour. Leisurely walking, understanding the culture and chatting with local people.

Easy Access

Just 30 minutes train ride from Takayama. Tour starts and ends at the station.

Local Stories

Mainly about food but the town's history is also included. You may hear some personal story from locals too.

Friendly Guide

Our guides will help you understand the culture and interact with locals. Feel free to ask him/her your questions.

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Tour Detail

  • Rate: 7,000 6,000 JPY / person
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Start Time: 3:45 PM
  • Period: All Year
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 8
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Sake tasting (5 small cups)
    • Miso tasting
    • Beef croquette
    • Traditional Japanese sweet
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food restriction or allergy
  • When it rains or snows, we will basically hold the tour as scheduled
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Private tour is available on request with additional charge
  • 72 hours or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 24 to 72 hours prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • Within 24 hours prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee
  • 2:49pm train leaving Takayama is the best option for the tour (3:39pm arrival at Hida-Hagiwara)
  • During the tour, you can leave big luggage inside of the store in front of the station
  • It is preferred to bring a jacket and gloves to keep you warm in autumn and winter season
  • For a return train to Takayama, it leaves Hida-Hagiwara at 6:42pm and you can get back to Takayama around 7:20pm
  • It might be possible to hold the tour on a date or time not listed on the booking calendar so please feel free to contact us


We have 5 or more stops to understand the food culture and see local people.

3:45 PM - Meet up & Instruction

Our guide welcome you at the station and share some instructions about tour.

4:00 PM - Sake tasting

You can enjoy tasting the difference of sake flavors and see inside the actual brewery.

4:30 PM - Old shinto shrine

Best place to understand the historical background of Hagiwara and Hida region.

5:00 PM - Miso tasting

Like sake tasting, you can savor some kinds of local miso.

5:15 PM - Local shops

Local specialties are offered with explanation about the way to make or the connection to local lives.

5:45 PM - Coffee time

The owner is super friendly. Have a leisurely time with some other locals.

6:30 PM - Return to the station

You safely come back to the station with smelling dinner dishes in the country town.

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September 2019
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“What a wonderful tour to be on. Daisuke is very knowledgeable and is an interesting and funny tour guide. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wishes to see parts of Japan outside the major cities. It is wonderful to catch a glimpse into life in the more regional parts of the country that you won't see in the big cities.”
Shaun Warnock
“I would definitely recommend this tour to people who are visiting this part of Japan, and who want to learn more about Japanese history and culture. Our experience was that private tours such as this one were good value and such a great experience since you get to talk to local Japanese people who are knowledgeable and really hospitable.”
Kristine Engen

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