Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Mie Prefecture  /  Ise  /  Historic Sites  /  Oharai-machi

Oharai-machi, Ise

(380+ reviews on the web)
Historic Site Landmark
Take a look at what's on offer down Oharai-machi, a historic commercial street in the center of town. With plenty of traditional buildings housing shops and restaurants, the street captures the character of days gone by, with many businesses having opened their doors to travelers and pilgrims for centuries. Try "ise udon," a dish of thick udon noodles in a rich sauce, and "akafuku," traditional Japanese sweets made using mochi rice and red bean paste. Halfway down the street sits a historical recreation area, completed in 1993 to have the look and feel of the Edo and early Meiji periods. Use our Ise family vacation planner to add Oharai-machi and other attractions to your Ise vacation plans.
Create a full Ise itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ise

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ise by other users

18 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Ise BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES February, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM BRUNEI March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, culture, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SPAIN January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 standar...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »