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Good place for food in Ise ...

Right next to the Ise Jingu Naiku, it is the go-to place for food and shopping between visiting the... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
Edo Period Reconstructed Buildings

It starts/ends near the entrance to the Ise Naiku (Inner) Shrine. A very interesting street of... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
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Uji Nakanokiri-cho/Uji Imazaike-cho, Ise 516-0026, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this area three times. This area is so crowded even on weekdays and I am always tired of it. There are much less visitors in the approach to Geku and I prefer to eat or buy souvenir there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank misocutlet
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Right next to the Ise Jingu Naiku, it is the go-to place for food and shopping between visiting the shrines. It is composed of very pretty restored old streets and is a good place to look for food and souvenirs while taking in the streets...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Of course, Ise is near the sea in Japan, so almost every place selling food was either selling seafood or meat - or sweets. It's adorable and traditional, but the few places that claim to serve vegetarian-friendly food were hard to find!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed June 11, 2018

It starts/ends near the entrance to the Ise Naiku (Inner) Shrine. A very interesting street of “old” buildings during the Tokugawa Shogunate. Mostly souvenir shops and places to eat local delicacies and lots of other interesting things to see.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DYA717
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Oharai-machi has a lot of interesting shops and some old Japanese style buildings, but they are not the reason I give it a 5 star. The thing that I want to recommend is the Matsusaka beef. It simply melts in your mouth. It costs about...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SK H
Reviewed October 16, 2017

In the Edo era, more than two million people a year visited Ise-jinguu, and the Monzenmachi (township in front of the shrine gates) of Oharai-machi prospered as the pilgrims traveled through the town to reach Ise Jinguu. But by the end of the 1970s the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Sure it's a tourist trap, but if it's all you have time for take advantage of the opportunity to see many interesting things. The prices are high and the quality is often not as high as you can find when you have more time to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Voodew
Reviewed May 27, 2017

It was crowded as usual but lots of street foods, gift shops and performance. Great to shop after visiting the shrine. Particularly enjoy their local delights and i can eat all day along the streets. The snacks was all so good! Skip the resturant, go...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank PEili K
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I was looking forward to this shopping street, but ended up quite disappointed. Apart from the pearl shops (the famous local craft) and a few unique food places, almost everything else was the standard tourist fare that you can find in Kyoto. The architecture was...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank KTJ_Kyoto_JPN
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

We had high hopes for Oharai-machi and Okage-yokocho, but we were a bit disappointed with the "old town" architecture. It was not as exciting as we had read about. There were plenty of snack shacks and souvenir shops, the food part was by far better....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank joycey0707
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