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Address: Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 577340504
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Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted...

Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake breweries, museums and miso shops.

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A step back in time

The old part of Takayama is a beautiful step back in time. Old wooden buildings now house shops which you can wander into. The streets can be crowded during the day but you just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The old part of Takayama is a beautiful step back in time. Old wooden buildings now house shops which you can wander into. The streets can be crowded during the day but you just have to get on with it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a series of streets in Takayama which take one back to the Edo period. It is possible to walk past the same buildings as did samurai and merchants from the late Shogunate period. Apart from the occasional tourist traps, there are many stores selling high end pottery and, for a small fee, sake breweries offering tastings. It is... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a very beautiful and peaceful town. You will saw many cultures in this town. And it was very clean town. I really like this town

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really feel the old Japan when you're walking through this street. It's unfortunate that it's so crowded during the day. You should go at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is enjoyable going around. Going in a narrow street between the shops. Visiting the old stores. There are shops for Souvenirs, restaurants and few sake brewery. Lots of tourists. But it didn't bother at all. Still liked the atmosphere the food here and.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice side trip (probably one of the very few things only to do in Takayama) and you go through the old alley ways and I can admire the old fashion buildings and drainage system. Its a sight to see crowds just go through the alleys. The shop that sells sake and gives you a cup to taste... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here twice. There are several souvenir shops and some restaurants along the street. However, there is nothing special about it as they are so commercialised. I personally think Takayama old twn is nothing special. Whats special about it is that it can be a good base for a day trip to a more beautiful place like Kamikochi,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The streets of Takayama Old Town are narrow in the middle of traditional wooden houses that now host souvenir shops. The big difference to many other similar areas is that Takayama seems to be seriously a center for carpentry and other handicrafts so you can find some pretty skillfull items here not available elsewhere. Indeed you can buy entire tables... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

small area to walking, easy enjoy shopping small crafts, desserts, finger food. spend 2 hours enough to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old town street with lots of shops to visit and buy local products and souvenirs. There's also sake distillery that you can visit and taste some nice sake. Do try to venture the other streets that are not so commercialized to get a real feel of the place

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