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Mamedamachi Shopping Street

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Address: Mamedamachi, Hita 〒877-0005, Oita Prefecture
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Shopping street with a historical feel

We started with a tour of the Kuncho Sake Brewery (parked the car there for free), did a bit of tasting and shopping before walking the rest of the street. They sell sake ice... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
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Oita, Japan
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37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked along the historical streets of Hita City-Mameda machi. There were lots of traditional houses one of which we visited was the Museum of the Hina Dolls. Dolls which were made during the Edo Period were preserved and displayed. Paid an entrance fee of 300 yen. Taking pictures inside the museum is allowed. Enjoyed taking pictures of the Hina Dolls.... More 

Thank emilysato
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Was excellant to see old japanest architecture and was wonderful enough i recommand everyone to workarround here for a while to enjoy old japanese village

Thank 홍주 김
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51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We started with a tour of the Kuncho Sake Brewery (parked the car there for free), did a bit of tasting and shopping before walking the rest of the street. They sell sake ice cream at the attached cafe and it was quite nice though you cannot really taste the sake. It was quite relaxing walking the shopping street. There... More 

Thank NicWang
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We love all old town like street of shopping places all over. This old town about 400 meters from north to south, about 200 from east to west, and there are many old houses along the streets. It was constructed in 1616. Many food stall as well.

Thank ElbertPoh
Taipei, Taiwan
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378 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

In ancient times, the place had long been ruled directly by the central government instead of the local one, for the rich produce and fine artifacts here. People here are still very proud of the golden period in the past. This area consists lots of popular stores from the ancient times, including a beer factory, a pharmacy, a shoemaker, a... More 

Thank Bestlambert
Hong Kong, China
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94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

從薰長酒藏資料館開始,步向江戶時代,沿途小店各有特色,更有一間五十年以上咖啡室,連日本太子也曾到訪!從外聞到香濃咖啡味,可惜時間不夠!自駕遊較合適!還有不同手信可買! Starting Kaoru long wine Tibetan Museum, the road to the Edo period, along shops have their own characteristics, and a coffee shop over fifty years, and even the Prince of Japan have visited! From the outside to smell the fragrant smell of coffee, sadly we dont have time to enjoy the nice coffee( a very old style interior )!... More 

2 Thank chanchan_hk
Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We visited this busy old shopping area but it felt very touristy. The only good thing we bought was Miso paste from a small home factory in a side street. A quick look was all I thought was warranted. It didn't feel the real Japanese thing like so many other places on the island of Kyushu.

3 Thank MaurTee
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242 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014

Interesting grid of streets, stuffed with shops old and new. Takes about 2-3 hours just to browse all of them. Quaint streets. Reminded me of Matsumoto's old streets but nicer and more shops.

2 Thank SG_Travelbugs
London, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Mameda-machi, historically the old part of Hita, was an important trading center during the Edo period. Local museums and old houses regularly open their doors to the public and display their collections incl. Hina dolls, Onta pottery, wooden geta sandals and other handicraft products. Three main streets running parallel to each other create enough space for various workshops, shrines bakeries... More 

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