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Address: Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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Beautiful but busy street

This street looks like a typical tourist street filled with shops, but the main difference is that it is charming with historic homes, a hello kitty shop, and a studio ghibli shop... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This street looks like a typical tourist street filled with shops, but the main difference is that it is charming with historic homes, a hello kitty shop, and a studio ghibli shop that is hidden down a smallish alley.

Thank loveDCA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After going uphill to Kiyomizu Temple, taken lots of photos, walk downhill on Kiyomizu-Zaka Street. There are cafes, shops, eateries along Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, very vibrant street loaded with locals and mainly, tourists, tourists and tourists!

Thank Quack H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This street is full of shops and stalls. Always crowded, full of tourist walking to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. Steam bun stalls is recommended to visit to counter the harsh winter climate!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shops selling souvenirs, food and traditional wares line both sides of the street. It is definitely an interesting walk leading to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. Much to see and maybe snack on.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

After our visit to Kiyomizu Temple and strolled through Kiyomizu Zaka Street and enjoyed the cheerful atmosphere around the area. There were many tourists buying souvenirs, eating local food and taking photos on ladies wearing geisha. The shops were traditional ones that made you feel that you were in Edo period. Highly recommend travelers to visit this place during stay... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Kiyomizu-zaka is the street leading up to Kiyomizudera. Together with Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka, it forms the main shopping area here. It gets pretty packed though, so it may be challenging to stop anywhere for long to browse. And browse you should, for there are many things on sale here, from food to gifts and souvenirs! Similar feel to Nakamise Shopping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Bustling shopping street selling Japanese snacks, treats and souvenirs at pretty good price. It really takes you back to edo period. Ride the rickshaw and take lots of photo. Stop by here before or after visiting Kiyomizu-dera.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

It's a steep walk up to the temple. It's also packed with tourists, so I recommend going very early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was one of the highlights of our Kyoto trip. It has a really nice atmosphere about it and is a chance to try a lot of Japanese snacks (I personally recommend the dango!) as well as desserts. Good place to souvenir shop as well.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a fun place to visit on the way to Kiyomizudera. It is fun to browse the shops and eat free samples of fresh, warm, gooey chocolate mochi. You have never had mochi until you have fresh mochi in this place. Packaged mochi from the grocery store does not compare at all. (I traveled in 2008, not 2015).

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