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WMBandit wrote a review Dec 2019
Shanghai, China1,834 contributions173 helpful votes
A nice break say for 50 minutes but not for two hours as part of the tour...very quiet...shopping place in Hita and not too touristy...a few places to see but overall, wouldnt recommend to stay for too long.
Date of experience: December 2019
Travelwithliz wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore1,665 contributions63 helpful votes
We stopped by at Hita on the way back to Fukuoka from Beppu. Hita is a small town with very relaxing atmosphere. The Mamedamachi shopping street is not as big as those in Takayama but enough to spend a couple of hours. There are shops selling local food products,art and craft,sake brewery and even a miso factory that supplies to the Imperial Royal household. Amazing! Of course we have to bring some miso paste home to try. …
Date of experience: November 2019
David A wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore1,041 contributions69 helpful votes
Visited this town enroute to Yufuin. Very quiet and slow pace, not many visitors. The shops sell interesting stuff. Had a wonderful meal in one of the local restaurants. Love it!
Date of experience: August 2019
Bigfoot27 wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore151 contributions82 helpful votes
This shopping street is a walking path from the North to the south. Filled with ancient shops selling products from art and craft, rice crackers, soya products, miso and wine etc. It is not a busy town with many tourists when I was there but there was alot of cars. It can get a little annoying when you have to pay attention to the fast moving cars when shopping. I get to try grilled 'yaki tori' in the form of rice crackers. I was amazed by the chewy texture and spicy favour of the rice crackers and ended up ordering more skewers than planned. I bought a small container of miso as it doesn't taste as salty back home and have a sweet miso after taste. Recommend you to buy one from these ancient shops, it will definitely be different and better quality than the one back home in your country. I also tried shoyu ice cream for the first time and was amazed by the nice combination and creamyness of the ice cream. Bought fried chicken pieces from a shop that specialised in selling chicken meat to the locals. Nice and fresh! Really love the products that I've tried and bought in Hita. Although it was a smaller street compared to the one in Takayama, it is worth a visit if you want to be away from the touristy places. …
Date of experience: December 2018
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Kimitaka S wrote a review Jul 2018
Taichung, Taiwan8,647 contributions440 helpful votes
Mamedamachi is a part of Hita city, which extends in the north west of its railway station. Here there are an old brewery, old factory of soy sauce, and many old shops. It is actually not very touristic. But as we visited on the day of festival, the street was quite busy.
Date of experience: July 2018