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Sanmachi Suji

Address: Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 56 Attractions 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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
103 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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30 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went on Christmas Day 2014. It was quiet and calm. Snow was falling gracefully on the snow-plowed streets. Snow was piled up on the sides. The old feel of this place was wonderful. Restaurants graced the streets with plentiful souvenir shops selling Japan handmade items. You could find anything here. It's basically a stretch of one street that connects a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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166 reviews 166 reviews
63 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It was a major site in Takayama and I guess most tourists love to go here. There are many interesting shops selling souvenir, art work, sake, food... We bought a lot of stuffs here. Certainty, we took a lot of photos as well. But, maybe this was mid December, we came here at around 5pm and found most shops were... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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153 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This whole have well preserved Edo era merchant houses and well-to-do family homes. Simply by wondering around you can get a glimpse of the old Edo period street scene, just like walking back in time. The war spared this small town while Tokyo was bombed down to ruins. There were shops, eatery, and houses turned museums you can simply browse... More 

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Singapore
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193 reviews 193 reviews
84 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I been to this place twice, once during the night time when we looked for Sake Breweries. Another time during our way to the morning market. The shops at this area close quite early, some eateries place might operate longer. So after 8pm it is really a quiet town. The old building still looks great to me. Had a nice... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Scenic street right in Takayamaa city itself. wished we had more time exploring the shops. it can get crowded at times. go in the morning when the shops are about to open, less people and you can have the street to yourself!

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Klang
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26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a nice place to spend about 3 to 4 hours just to experience and feel the ambience, surveying the food and souvenirs, and take some great pictures.

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