I have read that the entire area is being developed as a tourist attraction and that is how it appears. We visited on Sunday and it was full of tourists, a band playing old rock and roll hits, an exhibition of vintage cars (more Beetles than I saw in my recent visit to the VW factory in Wolfsburg!!). Little shops around and a few old trading companies building which have been preserved. Unfortunately the oldest (the station) was going though restoration so we never got to see it. Pleasant little town centre developed around the harbour but not sure if I would go out of my way to come here if I had a limited amount of time in Japan.
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