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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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Trondheim
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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243 reviews 243 reviews
130 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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260 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 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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160 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
88 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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London
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615 attraction reviews
556 helpful votes 556 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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waiwera
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Some lovely old (restored?) buildings incl shops and houses. I found that, apart from tourists, most of the area seemed deserted and lacking in life.

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