Historical Katsuyama Town Conservation Area

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Historical Katsuyama Town Conservation Area

Historical Katsuyama Town Conservation Area
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katjordan93
Silver Spring, MD15 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Personally, I really like traditional Japanese architecture and culture, so wandering around Katsuyama was really cool for me. There's a bunch of shops with noran (the drapes covering shop entrances), temples/shrines, even an old well. The main drag is parallel to the river, making it super easy to jimmy on over to dip your feet in the cold mountain water.

Some shops: noran making, stained glass, wood-working, poems written on cloth, cafes and restaurants. Also a couple of temples/shrines.

I did make the mistake of going in the middle of August, in the middle of the day when it's hottest. Walking around outside in the heat and humidity was unpleasant, and most shops don't have intense air-conditioning to help you cool down.
Written August 17, 2017
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lpincher94
Maniwa, Japan122 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
I love this area of Maniwa - I live not too far away so I visit pretty often. The preserved streets have gotten rid of all the power lines so it's not clogged up like most modern streets and gives it that old, traditional feel. The Noren curtains are made by a local artist with a shop down the street, who told me she makes the Noren for each shop/house specially for what it does now/used to do/sell. The shops are also cute and kitschy, the sake brewery has recently been redone and the food is pretty delicious at their cafe. Capibara Coffee is also a must every time I go aha. Plus it's not too far from Kanba Falls, only a short drive, and totally worth it.
Written April 10, 2017
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The_Savvy_Glutton
Melbourne, Australia477 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
One of the cutest town I've been to in Japan where almost every shop including post office here has a noren (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) with most of them depicting the business that the shop carries out.

Pity we went on a Wednesday when it's day off for the shops otherwise we expected to see more activities and buy some noren while here. I recommend that you leave at least 2-3 hours for this town especially if you want to sample and buy locally brewed Japanese wine here.
Written November 22, 2015
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