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Oharai-machi, Ise

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. Plan to visit Oharai-machi during your Ise vacation using our convenient Ise online trip itinerary builder .
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  • There are some new stores, but the old stores are photogenic. It's a great place to stay in the crowd, but if you're looking for souvenirs, there's no inconvenience.
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  • It was the first visit to Ise in more than a dozen years, but the impression that it was considerably improved compared with before. It is fun just to walk because there are various shops including Akafuku.
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  • You can see the shopping street which overflowed with crowds on the left after going out of Uchimiya Torii. Famous shops like Akafuku are hard to avoid large queues and people. Ise's specialties, including Ise Udon, are available.
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