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Scenic walk through street with kayabuki roof buildings

First time seeing so many buildings with old Japanese traditional roof known as kayabuki roof. Each... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Alex K
An interesting old edo town..

If you like shiragawa or gokayama, you will also like this. They are rather similar surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
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All reviews thatched roof edo period post town the main street both sides quaint village noodles old style the bus aizu wakamatsu hill shops restaurants japan hike souvenirs winter
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Once you step in the street, you feel like slipping into 200 years ago. It's like a Cotswolds there. All the old houses at the street has thatched roof and they are beautiful when you view from the hill back side of most upper side...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Nick N
Reviewed 27 June 2017

First time seeing so many buildings with old Japanese traditional roof known as kayabuki roof. Each house is nicely maintained & preserved into a shop or a restaurant in Ouchijuku. Very cool weather in this mountainous area. Proceed to the end of the street, climb...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I'm very sorry to say this but the place is definitely not worth visiting. It takes an hour (not covered with Japan Rail Pass) to get there from Aizu, and then it takes 30 min to see everything there is to be seen, it is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Elina S
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

If you like shiragawa or gokayama, you will also like this. They are rather similar surrounded by mountains and can be very cold during the winter. Folks live there for generations and the thatched roof houses are very well preserved. It is worth going up...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jonih916
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ōuchi-juku 大內宿 was a very interesting place. It was an important post town during the Edo Period for hundreds of years. It served as shops, inns and restaurants for travelers in and out between Aizu and Nikko . There’s unpaved main street. At street-sides, there’s...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting quaint village. Takes about an hour to finish touring. Can get a lot of tickets for souvenir, picturesque in winter.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Leah K
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to visit. Surrounded by mountains, beautiful scenery. Food is great and available in several Japanese resturants.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank cliff o
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is an old Edo period rest town that does not require a lot of time to visit but does require an hour or so to get there from Aizu-Wakamatsu. It is a very traditional thatched roof village. A long street has buildings on both...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Bomani
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Essentially there's just one long street, surrounded by traditional thatched houses on both sides, and with a shrine half-way up. It's well maintained, with flowers planted on both sides alongside the stream. The vast majority of the houses are now souvenir shops or serve the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jason J
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I like old-style Japanese houses, and so was fairly excited to visit this place, as the guide book we had did a pretty good job of hyping it up. The main street of the town does a great job of recreating the feel of a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Asterix135
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