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Address: Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Description: Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted...
Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake breweries, museums and miso shops.
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Very pretty, but touristy

The streets are lovely to walk through for 1-2 hours, and have a lot of charm, however most of the shops have given way to tourist souvenir shops and the like so it's more a place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Must visit when in Takayama. It's a preserved alley with all Japanese traditional houses. On these streets, mostly small cafe and souvenir shops. Don't forget to try hida beef sushi, hida beef skewers, hida beef steamed bun, and local beer.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This area has a wealth of beautifully restored and preserved buildings. Some are private houses and museums, but most are gift shops and restaurants, and packed with tourists, so try to go when it is less busy. There are also lovely buildings away from the main shopping area which is much less crowded.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you're in Takayama during the week then make the time to visit these streets then as they do get busier on a weekend. Either way though, worth a visit as there are some really beautiful building along the streets here, which even if you're not interested in the shops or restaurants inside are interesting to check out. If you... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The streets are lovely to walk through for 1-2 hours, and have a lot of charm, however most of the shops have given way to tourist souvenir shops and the like so it's more a place to walk around than to shop. There are some good Sake brewery along the way, and I recommend the Sake Experience provided by Satoyama... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

If the whole place is not surrounded by tourists, I will give maximum rating. Truly a beautiful place, but you will hear a lot of English and Chinese speaking tourists everywhere. The street food snacks/stalls (rice cake skewers, meat bun, beef skewers) are not that good. Average taste and expensive compare to other area (typical touristy place).

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Very cute shopping district with with all sorts of fun finds. The buildings are authentically old-school Japanese, which gives it a very unique atmosphere. There is a store that deals primary in local woodcrafts, and another that sells all sorts of fun, one-of-a-kind magnets. There was a fantastic jewelry store that ate up a lot of my spending money. My... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Enjoy walking on this street, as there are plenty of thing to shop, see and eat. A few sake brewery for free tasting of sake. A miso paste shop which is so popular to the tourist. A place not to be miss.

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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

old Japanese style town with plenty of high-quality snacks and shops. If you can't visit Kyoto, then this place is a good alternative to get a taste of the classic building style and taste some of the famous Hida-beef. The hida-beef sushi is especially tasty but don't miss out, take a stroll around town besides the busy old-style street.

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makati city, philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a nice place to get souvenirs and Hida beef snacks (on a stick, or as sushi). The old houses are preserved wonderfully. If you can go early, do it to avoid the crowds.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We visited April 2015 and this was one of our favourite places in Japan. The entire shopping area or "Old Town" as it's called is in the ancient, or Traditional Japanese style buildings. It's really quite neat to go and visit Historical places such as this and to be able to get up close and have a good look around.... More 

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Address: Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama

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