During the Edo period, the growth of the brewing industry made this a very prosperous area. Being the center of the old Itami Gocho region, many town houses, breweries, shrines, and temples sprung up. Now, the area has a bustling but relaxed atmosphere, and embodies the history of Itami as the birthplace of sake.

The street extends from JR Itami station to Hankyu Itami station, and passes the remains of Arioka Castle, a small artificial stream dating from the Edo period, Chojugura Brewery Village, Oimatsu Tansui spring, Sangenderamae Plaza, and Higashi Shopping Street. The street and the surrounding area are filled with many independent restaurants and bars. A number of events related to Itami's sake culture take place throughout the year, including the Itami Machinaka Bar, Shirayuki Brewery Festival, and Sakadaru Yoichi Night Market, when the area becomes particularly lively.


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    Japanese Cultural Experiences in Itami

    Japanese cultural experiences in Itami available to book online! Ever wanted to try smashing open a cask of sake, or practicing the ancient martial arts of the samurai? A...

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    Naginata and Itami

    In addition to being the headquarters of the All Japan Naginata Federation, Itami is home to “Shubukan”, one of the top three privately run dojo in Japan. The city hosts a numbe...

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    Gourmet: Midori-en Tea House

    Midori-en is a family run tea house in Itami. With over one hundred years of history, the current owners put this expertise to bear in sourcing the finest Japanese teas, with a ...

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    Itami City Hotel

    A five minute walk from both JR Itami Station and Hankyu Itami Station, access to Itami City Hotel is convenient for both business and leisure; central Osaka is a 15 minute trai...

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    Toyooka Kaban (Bags)

    Toyooka is famous for being Japan's largest producer of bags. Toyooka bags are detailed and are of the highest quality. These bags stand in par with well-known French and Italia...

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    “HIKOMARU” items

    “Hikomaru” is a mascot character of Itami city as same as “Tamimaru.” In order to advertise Itami city, he has been flying to all the parts of Japan with many information. Wit...

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    “TAMIMARU” items

    “Tamimaru” is a mascot character of Itami city with motif of “mallard” living in Koyaike pond, which is representative of natural environment of Itami city. It speaks in Kansai ...

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