Hagiwara Rural Walking Tour

Hagiwara Rural Walking Tour

14,000 JPY~/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 2 Hours 2-10 People

Relaxed walk to feel the local culture of rural Japan

This is a leisurely walking tour in the country town named Hagiwara, which is close from Takayama. The first thing you should know is that the town is just a rural town in the Hida region. Not published on any travel guide so you will fully enjoy touching the actual local culture of Japan's countryside. Secondly, we would like to offer more personal experience so the tour is held only for one group on each time slot. This tour is just made for small groups like couple, family or friend. During the tour, you will stop some points and your guide will tell you about not only the way of life in rural Japan but also the historical background of town. Any questions will be always welcome. Please do not hesitate to ask him / her. It would be the best choice for those who want to get away from tourists but want to see the real life in the rural part of Japan. *This is a private tour only.

Our safety measures against COVID-19

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

*Please make sure to check your temperature before leaving an accommodation. If you are not well, please stay for yourself and other guests.

Local Stories

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

Heartwarming Experience

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

Easy Access

Just 40 minutes train ride from Takayama. Tour starts and ends at the station.

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: 14,000 JPY~ / person (Depends on season & number of people)
     Participants  Rate for group
     2 people  54,000 JPY
     3 people  75,000 JPY
     4 people  92,000 JPY
     5 people  105,000 JPY
     6 people  114,000 JPY
     7 people  119,000 JPY
     8 people  128,000 JPY
     9 people  135,000 JPY
     10 people  140,000 JPY
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Distance: Approx. 3.5km
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM / 1:30 PM / 4:00 PM (4:00PM tour is only available from April to September)
  • Period: All Year
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 10
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station (8:00am train leaving Takayama arrives at Hida-Hagiwara at 8:37am / 12:35pm train arrives at 1:12pm / 2:53pm train arrives at 3:44pm)
  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • 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
  • No refund or no alternative date will be given when you do not show up at the meeting time for any reason (meeting time is 10 minutes before start time of tour)
  • 31 days or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 15 days to 30 days prior to the tour date: 10% of a tour fee
  • 8 days to 14 days prior to the tour date: 30% of a tour fee
  • 4 days to 7 days prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • 1 day to 3 days prior to the tour date: 80% of a tour fee
  • Within 1 day prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee
  • Participants can bring and store suitcases inside of our garage during the tour so that they can directly head to the next destination such as Kyoto or Tokyo just after the tour
  • It is preferred to bring a jacket and gloves to keep you warm in autumn and winter season
  • 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


Depending on the day but we normally have 3 or more stops to understand the local culture of Hagiwara Town.

9:00 AM - Meet up & Instruction

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

9:30 AM - Old shinto shrine

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

10:00 AM - Local shopping street

You visit the shopping street in the town. It is not for tourists but 100% for locals.

10:30 AM - Water spring spot

100% natural water from mountains near the town. One of the beauty of nature in Japan’s countryside.

11:00 AM - Return to the station

You safely come back to the station with full of joy and knowledge about the rural life in Japan.

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July 2024
“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
“We had a wonderful time, visiting the Shinto Shrine - of which - Dai gave a informative history of the site. He has very good English. We moved onto some local businesses and sampled the local specialities. We really enjoyed our time with Dai and got a feel of a small Japanese community. A great tour.”
Simon Frost

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