Udatsu Street

Udatsu StreetUdatsu Street
Straight from the Edo and Meiji Eras, Udatsu Street is a symbol of Wakimachi’s old days.  Characteristic of the buildings are the presence of “Udatsu,” extensions of the roof that served as protection from the spread of fires.  Udatsu were also symbols of fortune, and continue to proclaim the prosperity of the merchants even today.  The charm of the old town continues to excite nostalgia, as the broadcast industry often features it in television dramas and commercials.  The national government recognized Udatsu Street as an “Important Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings” in December of 1988.