Our Gujo Tour – Food Replicas, Traditional Dancing, and a Historic Castle

Gujo is a hidden gem with a variety of interesting things to do just hidden below the surface. On this tour we take you around the town to show you what it has to offer.


  •   Food replica workshop in Gujo-Hachiman town
  •   Gujo-Odori museum (Dance performances)
  •   Water stream pathway (Igawa pathway and/or Sogi sui spot)
  •   Gujo-Hachiman Castle (Optional)


City Gifu
Depart From Gifu , Takayama
Meeting Point At your hotel in the Takayama Area
Ending Point At your hotel in the Takayama Area
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 6 hours,   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Thai (Fluent) , French (Intermediate)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 3 ~ 6

Our Gujo Tour – Food Replicas, and a beautiful castle that watches over the town

Gujo town is located a 1 hour drive from Takayama, and is famous for its Gujo dance festival, abundant water springs, and Gujo-Hachiman Castle. It is quite a small town, but it is beautifully surrounded by mountains and water streams which run throughout the town. There are many well-preserved traditional buildings and houses that contribute to a feeling of stepping through time. It’s not crowded like Takayama or Shirakawago, so you can enjoy the calmness of rural countryside and beautiful scenery of traditional Japan undisturbed.

This town is also famous for its food replica workshops, as they produce most of the food replica products found in Japan. They look so real that you may want to bite into one just to make sure! This tour gives you the chance to enjoy food replica making in a special workshop, and also a guided walking tour around town. We’ll pass by the well-known clean water spring (Sogi-sui water spring, recognised as one of the 100 most clean and beautiful water springs in Japan). The tour also covers a visit to the Gujo-Dance museum where you can see actual dancing performances, and learn how to dance. The Gujo-dance is performed during July-August dance festivals, dancing continues for almost 1 month, with dances every day and night making it one of the longest periods of dancing festivals in Japan.

What’s included:

  • Guide Fee (English), A hired van with a driver, Pick-up and Send-off at your hotel in Takayama area,
  • Transport from Takayama to Gujo by highway, highway toll, parking fee, food replica workshop fee, entrance to Dance Museum.

What‘s not included:

  • Lunch/Dinner, Snacks, Entrance to Castle (400 yen, Optional).


If you are interested in this tour, please contact us through our contact page, or message us directly through one of our Facebook pages (English/Thai), (日本語).

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