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Sanmachi Suji

Address: Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 66 things to do in Takayama
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Owner description: Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake breweries, museums and miso shops.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This town is very busy, it seems to be particularly popular with chinese tourists. The beautiful old houses have been converted into souvenir shops selling mostly tat and some interesting artefacts. I travelled to Takayama from Yudanaka and must be quite honest, I should have rather just gone straight to Tokyo, this little town was just too touristy for me.... More 

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had less than 3 hours to tour these cool, diverse and authentic old Japanese shops. It was snowing and it was dusk, and many shops were closing or wanted to close, so go early if you can. It's a very short walk from the new Takayama, over the bashis to these streets. 3 main streets running east/west that are... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This part of the town is beautiful, especially at the moment as it is covered with snow. There are shops and restaurants throughout each street, some look unassuming until you slide open a door. There are also sake shops spread throughout. Take a walk at night too if you have the chance, it's stunning.

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Singapore
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27 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stepping into Sanmachi Suji makes you feel like you are walking into a part of history! The first impression that came to mind was that it reminded me of Gion, Kyoto with the Edo houses and shops lining the streets. Sanmachi Suji is much more peaceful than Kyoto and probably coz it was snowing pretty hard but there were still... More 

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Nowra, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Quaint little houses & shops, authentic Japanese products, no rushing or pushing to buy. Japanese are so polite & respectful. Be careful on narrow streets, particularly in winter, with snow & ice covering part of pavements. Try the teas in tea shop.

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Tokyo
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29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Many Japanese-style houses on the street are facinating. I love to eat reasonable Hida-beef croquette and WARABI-MOCHI, bracken-starch dumpling. There are some good restaurant to serve Hida-beef. I enjoy shopping at the open market.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just a short walk from our hotel, the Washington Plaza. You will cross a river first before entering the old town area. Now, there are three bridges crossing side by side as you can see when you stand on one of them. The middle one which is the one I crossed is one that is non-descript light grey painted. The... More 

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New Delhi, India
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Located close to the train station, approx a km, this street is lined by old Japanese bungalows with black / dark grey wooden panels. The fronts are nicely decorated. There are quite a few sake shops, souvenir shops and sweet shops, one which sold us excellent local rice based savoury. Best time is to visit in the late afternoon, early... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Rows of old shop houses in Takayama old town. There are a few sake shops selling very good sake. Sake tasting is available for 200yen per cup. These shops sells Japanese pickled vegetables, ramen, nuts and other local produce. Take a slow nice walk and you will find something you like.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was in Takayama for three days, spent most of my evening wondering around Sanmachi area. The wooden old style building gave a good vibe, make you felt like you were travelling back in time. Variety of shopping choices, especially sake, local food, souvenir and art works. Most of the shop closed early after dark in the winter time so... More 

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