Okage Yokocho
Okage Yokocho
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore10,344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
It was Sunday and we came by here for a visit after visiting Ise Grand Shrine, that was just a stone's throw away from here.

This is an old town with several streets where many restaurants, souvenir, art and craft shops, bakery and dessert shops etc are located. As it was Sunday, it was crowded and several shops had long queues as it was near lunch time.

It was a nice place for one to learn about the history and culture, lifestyle and food culture of Mie and it's people and if you are into this, you will surely indulge in the nice ambience!
Written 10 January 2023
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samtcy
Singapore, Singapore573 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Solo
Okage Yokocho is a small area with shops and food outlet just off the main street of Oharaimachi.
Although Oharaimachi's buildings are often a couple centuries old, but Okage Yokocho's buildings are pretty new since they only built it in 1993 (think I read this somewhere).
There are many shops selling Ise udon, which tastes nice.
There are buses which goes to nearby Isuzugawa station, and Ise-shi station.
Nothing much at Isuzugawa station though, not even a tourist info counter, so it might be a better idea to alight at Ise-shi station, visit Outer shrine, then take bus to Okage Yokocho/Oharaimachi, visit Inner Shrine, then take bus to either Ise-shi or Isuzugawa station.
Even though I went on a monday morning, but there were still alot of people.

I would recommend getting the 5days Kintetsu Railpass (3700yen for normal coverage, 5700yen for wide coverage for up to both Kansai airport and Nagoya airport via Kintetsu train lines) so that you can take the Ltd Exp train from Osaka (I boarded from Tsuruhashi station in Osaka) to Ise-shi station (or Isuzugawa station, which is what I did). This railpass only allows you to take up to a max of 3 Ltd Exp trains though, so plan your train trips carefully.
Written 29 December 2013
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Joe D
Taupo, New Zealand472 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
A shopping street that merges old and new. Lots of variety for food vendors, shops and restaurants. A nice little distraction on the way to the Grand Shrine
Written 22 September 2019
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Ed_Mississauga
Mississauga, Canada99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This street is where people go after visiting the shrine. Many shops selling sweets and other souvenir that are local to the region. Have a few restaurants too. A must-see place during a visit to the shrine.
Written 19 November 2017
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
In the Edo era, more than two million people a year visited Ise-jinguu, and the Monzenmachi (township in front of the shrine gates) of Oharai-machi prospered as the pilgrims traveled through the town to reach Ise Jinguu. But by the end of the 1970s the number of visitors to Oharai-machi had dwindled to only two hundred thousand while annual visitors to Ise-jinguu had increased to five million. This was because the visitors were bypassing the town traveling to Naiguu by cars and buses via a national road running parallel to the route through the town. The sweets manufacturer Akafuku led efforts to restore and preserve the traditional Japanese architecture in the area. Okage–yokochou was opened as an alley stemming from Oharaimachi high street In 1993, the year of a Senguu. This is a shopping area composed of 28 buildings newly built or relocated from elsewhere in a genuinely old Ise style from the late Edo to early Meiji era. Okage-yokochou was a huge success and according to statistics released by Ise City 5 years ago, the number of visitors to Oharaimachi is getting close to five million annually. If you are interested to know more about Ise Jinguu and Okage Yokochou please browse my homepage Rediscovering Japan Wakayama Part 1.
Written 16 October 2017
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AMI
Westford, MA34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
This place had many of my favorite snacks like Dango, Korokke, IseUdon, and many more. I ate too much!
Written 29 June 2016
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Lushtree
31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Edo of imitation, was built twenty years ago. This was a collection of commercial premises.
Written 18 January 2014
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ryanteo
Guangzhou, China7,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
A good pitstop at this shopping street after visiting the shrine. Many restaurants offering local delicacies and merchandises. Tasting street foods as we walked along the street gave different kind of enjoyment in a peaceful atmosphere.
Written 7 June 2018
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djtravelbug
Manila195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
I guess for Okage Yokocho, it depends on how you see these kinds of tourist places. For me this is a must visit since I'm a food lover (street food). It was really pricey when you put it all together but to me, to have all those variety in one place makes it worth it. It's great for groups since you can try out different food and buy souvenirs. I like buying food and just sitting by the river and to relax.

I love the place, and definitely be back when I'm in Ise.
Written 17 April 2017
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan15,204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Okage Yokocho, located near Ise Naigu, is a shopping and restaurant area for the visitors of the shrine. As I went for new year's holiday, this area was overcrowded and I could hardly walk. It is a main attraction of Ise, and I strongly recommend you to take a look.
Written 10 January 2017
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