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the old town

walk up and down the street that preserves the way Uchiko was a hundred or more years ago. There... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Karuizawa-machi, Japan
Peaceful and interesting buildings

An easy and peaceful walk with historical buildings preserved. Some are converted into museum and... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
London, United Kingdom
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24 May 2018
“the old town”
3 Apr 2018
“Peaceful and interesting buildings”
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Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

walk up and down the street that preserves the way Uchiko was a hundred or more years ago. There are many interesting shops with many items to choose as souvenirs.

Thank stan_hutchings
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

An easy and peaceful walk with historical buildings preserved. Some are converted into museum and others shops. Surprisingly not touristy at all. Some of the buildings do have proper explanations in both Japanese and English. Worth a visit.

Thank EastmeetsWestAB
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We came by this area rather late in the afternoon, so it was very quiet. The restoration was tastefully done and we did not feel that it is a very commercialized tourist spot, as we have had visited in other similar settings. Some shops were...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well preserved, good effort in trying to bring the historical experience to live to the visitors. Also provides iverview of the history.

Thank Tarkmees
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Here you have a glimpse of historic Japanese architecture as well as candle manufacture. There are a few fine restaurants along the main street but we could not try any because they close on Monday. The one we tried was a local one serving local...More

Thank Easytravel88
Reviewed 2 March 2016

After having an enjoyable visit at Higashichaya Old Town in Kanazawa last year, we read about Yokaichi Old Town when planning our trip and made a note to include this in our itinerary. Yokaichi Old Town a quaint little town featuring Meiji Period houses. The...More

Thank jeni_hk
Reviewed 22 November 2015

A Japanese friend who lives in Matsuyama took us here on our first day in Japan. What a lovely little town! No crowds, no need for a tour guide. Information center gives a map. Beautiful well-preserved homes and shops, many of which are still in...More

2  Thank MawaNewYork
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Uchiko generally was a surprising find- so beautifully preserved, the street with awesome small shops and restaurants with awesome atmosphere. Unlike other areas in Japan most had a counter to chat with the owner which was fun. Highly recommended.

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great place to walk around in the old town of Uchiko. You can visit some shops (make sure to visit the candle making shop about half way up the street to see how they make the traditional candles.

Thank Nring
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Here is a possibility to see old Japan without the crowds! You can stroll through all these old buildings almost alone after awhile I met one Japanese tour group. The amazing thing is that this is a living city in the same old traditions used...More

Thank Jan-OlofO
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