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Showa Town

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Bungotakada City’s Showa Town brings back to life a lively and bustling shopping street from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Immerse yourself in the warm and nostalgic atmosphere of this town.
In each and every store there is a display of “one treasure for one shop,” telling the story of the shop’s history, and “one product for one shop,” passed down through the generations, is sold. Walk through this townscape, with its retro signboards and rows of buildings, and you’ll feel as if you have slipped back in time to the Showa era (1926-1989). The Showa Town Bonnet Buses run mostly on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays and offer a free sightseeing course around Showa Town.

More Information about Showa Town

Street address

989-1 Shin-machi, Bungotakada City, Oita Prefecture


  • Around 15 minutes from Usa Jingu Shrine by car (approx. 8 km)

Opening Hours

Varies depending on the establishment


Varies depending on the establishment


Best season

All year


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