Friday, April 16, 2010
The shopping area Okage Yokocho in Uji, Ise city in mie prefecture, was created in July 1993 to reproduce the streets of Iseji road in the late Edo and early Meiji period, with gratitude (“okage”) toward Ise Jingu.
In front of the Ise Jingu Naiku, the place is not a theme park and thus is not admission charge, with 45 stores in typical structures of the Ise area, to experience the flavor of the old local shops, the regional food, the customs and the people.
The area is always full of isejingu visitors purchasing souvenirs, specially the famous akafuku mochi.
Okageza is museum to experience visit to Ise during the edo period.