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Address: Uji Nakanokiri-cho/Uji Imazaike-cho, Ise 516-0026, Mie Prefecture
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Pedestrian street

Oharai-Machi is a pedestrian street near Ise Naigu. On the both sides of the street you can find many souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and so on. The visitors to the shrine... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2017
Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 standard tourist fare that you can find in Kyoto. The architecture was enjoyable, but felt a little fake like Disneyland or something. Thankfully, nothing was outright overpriced... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

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 and souvenir shops, the food part was by far better. We were pretty eating from one end of the street to the other. There were... More 

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759 reviews
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Oharai-Machi is a pedestrian street near Ise Naigu. On the both sides of the street you can find many souvenir shops, restaurants, cafes and so on. The visitors to the shrine certainly come to this street. As I went there, it was the new year's holiday and the street was extremely crowded with the visitors.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

So many good quality shops in such a small area. My favorites are Henba-mochi (mochi sweets), Kutsurogi-ya (incense), Toraya (Uiro sweets), Akahuku honten (famous Akahuku-mochi), which also sells limited-edition sweets only on the first day of each month -- people make a long line to buy them to go, but you don't need to make a line if you choose... More 

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Thank jane0210
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This small quaint street is just besides the shrine entrance and has quite a good spread of shops and restaurants. Visited the shrine and decided to walk the streets to get a cup of coffee. Just the old town feel and makes a lovely walk on a cold or cool day. The shrine is beautiful but disappointed that visitors are... More 

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Thank Michael C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Right next to the okage yokocho, this place is similar, filled with local gourmet shops such as grilled Matsusaka beef, scallops, abalone and all, sticky rice cakes exclusive to Ise area, dried fish and seaweed, tofu desserts, udon and tekonezushi shops. You can also find souvenirs here. There are also a few nice dinning places where you can sit down... More 

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Thank The_Savvy_Glutton
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This street is full of shops and restaurants. Walking there gives you some feeling of walking in an Japanese old town. It is a "must" visit area for this town.

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Thank Nuttida C
Atsugi, Japan
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

It is really nice experience to walk around street with a lots of option of food and omiyage. While coming back from Ise inner shrine or while going to the shrine you can take this street. Recommended for food lovers.

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Thank Virendra_Yadav-2014
Singapore, Singapore
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

great for a walk after the shrine visit for some snacks and souvenirs. lots of restaurants serving matsusaka beef but I'm not sure if this is the place the eat them though. try the various snacks available!

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Thank Robert C
Hong Kong, China
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104 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

was last here in 2014 for several hours after visiting the Ise Naigu (the interior jingu). This time, we started from the Okaga-yokocho (horizontal street). Happened to bump into a jp drum performance there with a lady playing jp flute and that was terrific. almost stopped by at each small shop and tried several rounds of interesting and delicious snacks.... More 

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