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All reviews sake breweries hida beef sushi old town souvenir shops walking street traditional shops skewers soy sauce preserved buildings narrow streets old style great place to wander small area rice balls street food the main street japanese style
I like the atmosphere there, so peaceful and the building also typical wooden buildings that reflect traditional houses in Japan. There are souvenirs shop, Sake shop and also Miso Shop, we can try the Miso soup there.
Takayama Old Town was quaint, unchanged, and whimsical! Do focus on the buildings, it may be difficult as the sake breweries, restaurants, shops and snack bars dominate the storefronts. The architectural detains on the building give an idea of how the building wee contacted. Wander...More
A little street filled with Japanese ancient houses. Now the houses are stores that sells souvenirs, food etc. The must-try food is Hida beef. The stores sell plenty of pottery, furniture, accessories, sake, snacks and local food delights.
It was a very nice experience walking through the old town streets in our kimonos... really felt like we were brought back to the old Japan in the drama Oshin.
Kimono rental was 4000Yen for the whole day till 4pm for a couple.
This area is part of the old town and I understand is a protected area.
These narrow streets lined with wooden homes and shops in traditional local style make a very pleasant stroll. A mix of shops, lots of “tourist tat”, Japanese packaged food and...More
Spent 4 days in Takayama and visited Gifu. No regrets. Got to experience and feel the olden and traditional lifestyle. Took our time roaming around and admiring the architectures of the beautiful houses. Lovely.
We stayed at a Ryokan in the area and just loved walking around Sanmachi Suji. The quaint streets, shops (some touristy), and little restaurants gave us the feeling of how times might have been long ago. It's a far cry from the busy hustle and...More
Ignore the throngs of tourists, and just find a little place to call zen by yourself. Once you get off the main streets, the town is quaint and quiet. The famous beef melts in your mouth. Even the conbeni stores front facades are in the...More
Quite disappointed as most shops were closed when we went in December. Also almost all shops sell the same things, therefore you don't need to walk the entire street, you only need to walk a portion of it because the shops keep repeating itself.
Response from speninosmith | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a fun trip. Since you are going mid-November, there is a pretty good chance you will encounter snow; so need to keep that in mind. Shirakawago-go is worth half to 3/4 of a day, no more. Assume you'd make this... More
Sounds like a fun trip. Since you are going mid-November, there is a pretty good chance you will encounter snow; so need to keep that in mind. Shirakawago-go is worth half to 3/4 of a day, no more. Assume you'd make this your first visit after arriving in Nagano, so you arrive late afternoon and stay the night. Next is Takayama, which is worth at least a day and a half visit.....probably two nights. Apart from the old streets and Morning Market, make sure to stroll the "temple walk" North of the city center and visit the float exhibition hall. Remember.....snow. Can't help from there.