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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

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Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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An early morning visit

Sannenzaka Ninenzaka is completely different early in the morning (no crowds!) . All the shops may be closed but you can enjoy walking around without people pushing you or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sannenzaka Ninenzaka is completely different early in the morning (no crowds!) . All the shops may be closed but you can enjoy walking around without people pushing you or bumping into you. By 10 AM, it starts to get crowded and would stay that way till night. It is a charming area although it is a bit touristy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful locales filled with people walking in traditional Kimonos. Streets are filled with eateries and souvenir shops. Enjoy the sights and sounds of cultural Japan.

Thank Kartos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited quite fast these two old streets, beautiful indeed but not so long and and a little bit too touristic, with small shops to see as you go by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No visit to kiyomizu-dera temple is complete without taking a ramble down these charming streets. There are restaurants, souvenir shops and plenty of other attractive store fronts so take your time slowly ambling down these streets till you, hit the Kodai-ji temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed around Ninenzaka area. It’s charming area with a lot of interesting shops along the way, traditional souvenirs, Japanese sweets, Hello Kitty Café and shops, my son’s favorite character- Totoro Ghibli shop. It is said that no visit to Kyoto is complete without visiting the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka area. This is the most interesting and the best preserved historic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The historical look has been preserved so you get a taste of the olden days in Japan coupled with lots of stores selling a variety of things. You can do some souvenir shopping or grab a snack and drink along the way as well. There are stores to rent yukuta/kimono as well as maiko/geisha makeover studios. It would be a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Strolled along this path head to Kodai-ji temple after visited Kiyomizu-dera. The row of shop with old Japanese architecture style in both side will make u fell like falling into the past. A great spot to take photo also. A must visit when you are in Kyoto.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This area has been conserved and it looks the part. Every building a shop or restaurant, but you can imagine, if you block out the crowds what it might have looked like a hundred years ago. As day turns to night, the area takes on an altogether more charming hue - the lanterns gently illuminating the side alleys and hidden... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

After visiting Kiyomizu Temple. we just walked down the pebble stone pathway with shops on both sides of the street. Then we turned left and walked towards the direction of Maruyama Park. The walk was really nice and you could have chance to see various local souvenir shops and cafes alongside the pathway in addition to the many ladies wearing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We were staying around this area. So this was our local daily walk. Extending from Kiyomizu Dera all the way to Maruyama park in Gion. Very interesting shops, restaurants, street vendors, cosplayers......... Spend some time here.

Thank ZN9999

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