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Sanmachi Suji

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #4 of 51 Attractions in Takayama
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake breweries, museums and miso shops.
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Tonsberg Municipality, Norway
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

If you go here in the evening then the shops are likely to be closed. So be sure to go during the day, there is most likely something interesting you can buy in these shops. There is also sake being sold here, and since Takayama is a city famous for its sake, you should purchase it here (if you like... More

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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The old town, and you should go there. Its very touristic, and you can find all the souvenirs you want. Try go there in the evening, and there is almost empty. Then you can see the nice streets, and buildings.

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Rosh Haayin, Israel
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Indeed an historic street that should be nice to stroll, yet it is a "turist trap". everything is about shopping. Worth strolling while not crowded and in colder weather. I recommend sitting in one of the caffees and enjoy the ambience. Nevertheless, you will find all the souvenirs you dreamed on.

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Kuala Lumpur
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Go early in the morning where there is no crowd and you can appreciate the quietness and the wooden architecture along the street. There is one building along the street where it has been converted into a tea house/cafe and you can sit in the courtyard for some tea.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited this area and stayed in a Roykan for a few days. This small town has so much to offer if you really get into it and explore. We enjoyed the sake tasting experience and a few of the local attractions. You can also catch the train a couple of stops up the line to visit another small village... More

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Kapolei, HI
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244 reviews 244 reviews
130 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is Old Town Takayama, and was one of our favorite spots during our month-long visit to Japan. It is lovely to stroll these streets, so beautifully preserved. There are shops and Sake breweries to visit, and lots of street food available. There looked to be some nice restaurants, also, but we did not partake, as we were dining at... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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264 attraction reviews
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was the original area of the town of Takayama, where the three main streets meet and merchants sell their wares. We had a sake tasting and info session at one of the sake breweries and it was very interesting.They are designated by the cedar fronds above their door. It is also the area where you will find the garages... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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235 reviews 235 reviews
170 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Small cozy town in the suburbs, and the old town central was nice to be at. Take photos around the area and sample the sakes here. You can buy some of souvenior back home. I bought some miso paste and sake here which were both awesome. Food here in this town is also largely catered for tourist and hence was... More

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Aberdeen, UK
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182 reviews 182 reviews
92 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The streets and old houses are very picturesque, and very different by day and by night. Daytime there are many shops and restaurants open, great to wander around, try different foods and drink, buy souvenirs. Around 4pm things begin to quieten down and after 5pm most of the shops close and the tourists disappear and the streets are peaceful. Worth... More

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668 attraction reviews
623 helpful votes 623 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a well preserved area of dark wooden merchant houses that date from the 19th century. Most of the action takes place in three streets but the area immediately around these is also worth a quick look. It should be a fantastic experience but unfortunately it is very difficult to walk through due to the hordes of tourists that... More

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