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Sanmachi Suji

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 48 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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Hong Kong
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Don't just stay on the main street. Explore the quieter zone which may only be a street away. Like the visitors' amenities such as toilets and clear signposts. Like the many small udon/beef eateries, sake brewery and miso factory hidden here and there. Like the friendly gentle locals. The area is catered to tourists' needs but not commercialised.

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Manila, Philippines
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

There was a shop that sells Hida Beef sushi. It was such an amazing experience although a bit pricey-- Y600 for 2 pcs.

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The building in the area is still well preserved like the olden days of Japan. A nice place to walk around to take pictures and enjoyed some snacks and shopping.

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
36 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Beautiful small streets and canals shops and restaurants with many crafts and suvenirs to see touch taste and smell. very unique experience.

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Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Drove 3 hours from Nagoya to Takayama due to distance and traffic; however, it was all worth it with the sights, smells and sounds. The streets were bustling with human traffic entering these well preserved old houses and stores, peddling their food and wares. There were stores selling the ever succulent Hida Beef lightly seared with touch of sweet sauce... More

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Brisbane, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Every season brings its own charms to this area of Takayama. There are sake breweries, identified by the brown ball [straw like] ball over the door, wonderful incense sellers, food, crafts and even shopping bags. But the real treat is the old homes. Their design and construction is truly astonishing. Definitely worth wandering through any time of the year or... More

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11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This town and Tsumago are probably my favorite old towns in Japan. The shops have quality goods and the food is excellent. Weekends are a bit crowded. Love the morning markets and viewing the koi in the river. Riding bikes through the town is the best way to get around. We also visited the temples by bike.

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Berkeley, California
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128 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a fascinating and very busy set of 3 blocks that is made up entirely of traditional shops selling trinkets, crafts, locally brewed sake, and tasty food choices. Definitely a must see when visiting Takayama. They have a farmer’s market some mornings and that adds something to the experience although I found the stores more interesting as a tourist.... More

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Asti, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Like all the rest of this nice small city, this area has charmed me and my husband. Quiet and peaceful as it should have been in the past. We suggest to walk here at dusk, it is really magic.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This beautiful row of shops is indeed, as many say, built for tourists. The time I went must be an off season or some thing as I didn't encounter very many people even though there were definitely a number of tourists. Note: during winter, between certain dates at the end of January and February, there is something known as the... More

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