mameda merchant town

Oita’s Old Merchant Town

“Simone! There’s even more back here! Come look,” Conor yelled from the other room. We were in the Mamedamachi district (豆田町商店街) of Hita City, browsing through what I thought was your average soy sauce shop, when we discovered a secret museum with (literally) thousands of dolls on display. These hidden gems are part of the charm of Hita’s oldest merchant…

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