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Sanmachi Suji, Takayama

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Stroll the three quaint, narrow streets of Sanmachi Suji, an area known for its 19th century merchant houses filled with small shops, breweries, and museums. Admire the historic buildings, made out of black and brown wood, decorated with shrubs and bonsai trees. Although it can feel a bit touristy, the charming district offers an opportunity to sample an array of local delicacies, drinks, and desserts, as well as visiting a couple of galleries or browsing the shops for trinkets and souvenirs. Add Sanmachi Suji to your Takayama travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Takayama trip planner .
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  • Probably one of the most interesting traditional urban sites of the country. ambulation in the streets is very nice.
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  • This traditional commercials and restaurants provide sense of old japanese town with cleanliness and fresh air. Walking along and taking selfies, we enjoyed strolling along this 200-300 meters long st...  more »
  • My 2nd visit, but the first one I came too late. Most shops are closed. Its a 10-15min walk from Takayama Station. This preserved are mostly sells sake, souvenirs and sushi house. No cars allowed in t...  more »

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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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