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[Handa Canal / Kuranomachi]

Enjoy a stroll around a historic town wrapped in the aroma of vinegar

Handa City has flourished since the Edo period thanks to its brewing industry. The canal was once used to deliver vinegar and sake to Edo. Nowadays, many people visit the area to see the black-walled warehouses lining the canal and to enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the town known as "Kuranomachi", the town of warehouses. The scent of vinegar drifting faintly around the town is an unmistakable feature of Kuranomachi, and the town and its environs have been designated as one of the "100 Best Fragrant Scenes of Japan" by the Ministry of the Environment. Dotted around the town are various facilities offering factory tours and tastings in their old brewing warehouses. With the opportunity to learn about brewing alongside these experiences, the area has developed into something of a sightseeing hot spot.
Posted photos Main This kind of scenery with lines of warehouses is representative of Handa, a city that flourished through its shipping and brewing industries
Right From early April to early May, visitors can see carp streamers fluttering gently in the sky
 
Address Nakamura-cho and environs, Handa City, Aichi
Phone Handa City Tourism Association
+81-569-32-3264 (Japanese only)
Access Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Obu Station". Take the JR Taketoyo Line for approx. 29 minutes, alight at "Handa Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL https://www.handa-kankou.com/spot/kura/

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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