Sanmachi Suji
Sanmachi Suji
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Three quaint streets comprise this popular neighborhood, tastefully dotted with alluring sake breweries, museums and miso shops.
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore510 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Love this neighbourhood and the old street. We walk explore the neighbourhood twice and it is easy to navigate around. Of course, it will be packed with tourist by 10am. If you want an empty streets, go there in early morning around 7am.
Written 10 June 2024
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J&S_Singapore
Singapore, Singapore5,289 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Quite fascinated by pictures of the Takayama's old town and so we were very glad to be visiting this place as part of the tour itinerary.
We reached on a Saturday afternoon and we have 1.5 hours here. The area has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating back to the feudal ages, when the city thrived as a wealthy merchant town.
We read that several homes in the old town now open their doors to the public, help provide a glimpse behind the facade into the former living quarters of the local merchants and exhibit traditional local arts and crafts.
The most notable feature will be the distinctive black facades of the buildings that line the narrow streets, they are full of historical homes, museums and galleries, restaurants, sake breweries craft shops, and traditional guesthouses, making the old town one of the region’s most popular destinations. Now some of them have been converted to commercial activities partly in response to the hoard of tourists thronging the place. We saw F&B cafes, restaurants and one can even taste some sake at one of the many breweries in town.
We are here for the streets - brimming with shops and stalls of all kinds, and the atmosphere! Among these stores are old-fashioned Japanese sweet shops, stores selling traditional crafts, and shops selling local specialties such as 'mitarashi dango' rice ball snacks and skewered Hida beef etc. We tried out some of them and shared as photos attached.
They are plenty opportunities to buy take-out food and eat while walking around the streets. Common ones include the dango (sweet dumplings) and ice cream, also dumplings or skewers made of Hida beef raised in Gifu. Even taste fresh sushi, just too many stalls/shops where you can taste delicious food. We tried out ice-cream (see photo) and walked up 2F of the preserved bldg to have a look.
Very signature here is the popular 'sarubobo' protection charm which comes with differing color, depending on your wish(es)!
An old merchant town overflowing with a traditional Japanese atmosphere and perfectly suited for a stroll and enjoying their street food! Takayama, with its old-world history and modern charm is really a great place to spend more time ... For the short session we gathered much scenery, cultural experiences, a sense of history & even food/drinks.
Memorable, will be back.
Written 17 May 2024
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely area with some very nice souvenir shops and sake breweries. I enjoyed looking around some of the souvenir shops as the goods weren’t tacky plastic that you might get elsewhere, there were some genuine crafts on display. It wasn’t too busy when we visited but I can imagine at peak times it would be packed with people.

If you’re in Takayama it’s definitely worth a look even if you just take in the lovely traditional buildings.
Written 30 April 2024
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Nihon Travel
Onomichi, Japan26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Business
This is a wonderful place to see traditional shops - just try to avoid the masses of tourists between 10am and 4pm. It is especially beautiful in the winter months when the river is just a trickle.
Written 29 March 2024
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,400 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I typically don't go into souvenirs shops since if you had seen one, you pretty much have seen them all. However, for this street in Takayama, just taking pictures of the buildings is quite picturesque in my opinion.
Written 22 February 2024
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HapkidoGoldCoast
Gold Coast, Australia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful traditional place. We loved it here walking through history.when you enter the shops, take time to admire the history hiding behind the souvenirs..
Written 23 May 2023
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Biffro
London, UK1,425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This is a really pretty street with lots of restaurants and places serving street food, souvenirs and sake. The architecture is beautiful with lots of wooden houses with unique designs but it is so touristy and a bit of a tourist trap - the price of everything was really expensive compared to places a few streets away. We did do some sake tasting in one of the shops which was fun to do.

This attraction is worth seeing but it gets so busy as hordes of tourists on buses get dropped off here to stop off and have lunch, and we found the more quieter times for visiting as we were staying nearby was early in the morning when shops were closed and later in the afternoon.
Written 22 May 2023
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Helena H
London, UK1,144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I really enjoyed visiting his street I went to this street a few times once early in the morning before anything was open and it’s really pretty and very quiet. Then during the day we went and tried a little miso soup and went into one of the sake breweries. These are indicated often by the balls hanging up outside. We paid 450 yen and for that you got a little sake cup and could sample once twelve different types of sake. The one I went in had a little seated area and you got to keep your cup.

There are lots of little food vendors on the street and I recommend trying the beef skewers and the beef and potato hash. You pay at a machine and get a little receipt which you had in. The food comes very quickly. We also tried the puffs filled with different flavours . They have five flavours my husbands vegetarian so we asked not to have the sausage and then he went back and got another give cheese ones they were soo good.

We only really brought food and drink there are lots of shops but we had already picked up some craft things at the the morning market stalls.

It’s pretty touristy but definitely worth a visit.
Written 29 March 2023
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khim chong
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I love Japan. But I hate Takayama. Is one of those highly recommend picturesque town with the promise of old Japan. If you are a tourist with little travel experience and love tourist traps, you will be happy here. This place should be rename as souvenir town. 99% of the this town are souvenir shop. Every cafe here are aim at tourist with cute cakes and bad coffee. The famous street where the old building line up, is tourist shops after shops after shops. You can walk it in 20 mins. Imagine flying across the world and taking hours of train to be here. Japan is great with amazing food and onsen and culture and arts. But avoid Takayama. Trust me.
Written 7 March 2023
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The historic districts in Takayama are beautiful and well worth seeing. I was in Takayama for about two days and found myself here many times. There were many shops and restaurants open. In the late evening and early morning, there was hardly anyone here, so photos turned out great. It can get crowded around noon, I could only image how busy it gets here during tourist season. Visit Takayama now while you can!
Written 19 July 2022
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