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Address: Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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Back to edo period

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank KarolaRS
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!

Thank SydneySider1983
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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.

1 Thank Emily M
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).

1 Thank Sheba42
Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Go to the temple first and then walk down slowly from this street. I don't think it's overpriced. You can taste delicious Japanese deserts there.

1 Thank crownvict
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

There is no bus to take you right to the gates of Kiyomizu-dera - the closest bus stop, Kiyomizu-michi, is a good 500 meters away from the temple. But you get to walk along a busy alley lined up with souvenir shops, many actually more than that: shop specialised in, for instance, fans or another in ceramics. Our favourite has... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We took the Kyoto city bus and got off one stop earlier than the suggested stop. We walked up from the quiet lower back street which had less tourist, where it less like a major tourist attraction. It was a nice relaxing atmosphere there before heading up to the kiyomizu dera temple. The closer you get to the temple, the... More 

1 Thank Erictanghy
Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

One of the reason that Kiyomizu-dera(temple) is one of the must places to visit in Kyoto is not only due to the temple itself, but also because of fascinating atmosphere of Kiyomizu-Zaka(steep) Street and Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka Steeps before and after you visit the temple, respectively. Thus, I take most of my foreign friends here. So many shops are lined and... More 

1 Thank mabei0123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

A great street to explore that's hard to miss following the trip up to kiyomizu-dera temple. Lots to see and buy.

Thank Felicia L

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