Traditional Townscape of Kami-Sannomachi

Traditional Townscape of Kami-Sannomachi © Iry

About Kami-Sannomachi

From the Edo period to the Meiji era, this area developed as a merchant town, and the shop eaves run from end to end along the quaint old streets. The entire area has been designated as an important cultural conservation district. Canals flow under the eaves of the merchant houses with latticed bay windows and many sake brewery warehouses are in the back. To show that new sake is available, the entrances are decorated with a ball of cedar leaves. There are many old signs on the shops that deal in sake and various Takayama specialties. There are shops that allow you to taste wine and sake, as well as shops that sell beef skewers that you can eat while you walk and enjoy the spacious and fun town. In January and February the wine cellars open to the public and conduct tastings of sake and wine, so this is a good winter destination as well. In spring you can enjoy the cherry blossoms in a traditional Japanese landscape. As for souvenirs, you can get a Sarubobo or "baby monkey" doll, and there are various types for warding off bad luck or bringing in money, so you can get a unique good luck charm while you are here. 


From the JR Takayama Main Line’s Takayama Station (高山駅) it is a 10 minute walk. By car, take the Central Expressway to Takayama IC and it’s about 15 minutes from there.

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Description: Traditional Townscape of Kami-Sannomachi

Sights Traditional Townscape of Kami-Sannomachi (上三之町の町並)
Address Kamisannomachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
Phone / Fax Phone: 0577-32-3333 / Fax: 0577-35-3167
Duration 5Hour(s)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Traditional Townscape of Kami-Sannomachi