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“Great local experience”

Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market
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Private Cherry Blossom Event: Shopping, Cooking Lesson and Eating
Ranked #9 of 154 things to do in Takayama
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great local experience”
Reviewed June 2, 2012

These markets had a great range of local and quality tourist goods. Local food and sweets specialties were available, as well as snacks to try, handmade goods, clothes and trinkets. There were locals shopping for their pickles or vegetables, Japanese tourists in town for a stay and a few westerners. This was a great way to start the day before the busloads of tourists from everywhere arrived!

Visited May 2012
Thank Louise N
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Morning market along Miyagawa River”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

This market mostly sell preserved vegetable, spices for noodle, Japanese souvenirs & snacks. Take light breakfast and come here to try sample food, Hida beef skewer is a must to try, price around 450 yen. This market end about noon.

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Wai Fun S
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Tokyo, Japan
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“lively morning market beside the river”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

lots of stalls selling local souvenirs like the sarubobo while on the right hand side are souvenirs shops as well, some snack stalls in the middle selling dangos, hida beef etc makes a great walk in the morning

Visited April 2012
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“local selection!”
Reviewed February 12, 2012

it's a nice morning walk to the morning market which is next to the river. continue to explore to the old private houses which is within the vicinity. Worth waking up in the morning for it.
better bargains for handy crafts and local fruits.

Visited February 2012
1 Thank rakugosan
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Cairns, Australia
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“Friendly storeholders, interesting gifts for sale”
Reviewed November 9, 2011

The morning markets were really delightful to see. I especially wanted to purchase the famous sarubobo dolls as gifts for friends at home as well as for my own daughters. I purchased quite a few red ones that seem to be traditional, but you can also find different colours that have different meanings. These different colours and their meanings are explained in English in most of the shops around. The stall owner that we purchased the dolls from spoke very little English herself, but that did not stop our commumication. After our purchase, my young daughter decided she wanted another one but a different colour. We chose the colour and I went to pay the stall owner who indicated that this was a gift from her due to our large purchase previously, we were so grateful and my daughter was very happy. The market area also sold locally grown fruit and vegetables. Browse throught these markets and check out the local produce and handicrafts, but remember come midday and they are gone. It really is a morning market!!!

Visited January 2011
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