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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0001, Japan
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Ranked #30 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Some beautiful, classy little shops here. You do need to explore some of the side streets to find them. Also saw an exquisitely dressed Geisha here - out shopping with her 'man'!

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Getting here by taxi from the train station in about 10-15 minutes. The footpath continues for 400-500 meters and walking up on this climb up to the doors of the famous temple of Kiyomizu - Dera. In sequence on both sides of the road are followed these numerous shops, buy a cheap infinite objects and souvenirs, it is literally impossible... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Japanese take such care of their heritage and restore historical sights very lovingly and carefully, this is demonstrated in the Ninen-zaka and San’nen-zaka restored neighbourhood. Ninen-zaka and San’nen-zaka are quite narrow pedestrian streets paved with big smooth, stone slabs and lined with wooden houses; the majority of these houses are shops and restaurants, shops selling tourist trinkets or food... More

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Imagine walking in narrow streets lined with old wooden houses. The air is cool and the orange sun is disappearing behind a far shadowed tall temple. The streets are empty and the sky colors turn the surroundings in golden and brown tones. Branches from small trees move gently with the breeze. Walk down some stairs until you get to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Having read reviews of this area, I had to visit the traditional shops and I was not disappointed. There are some store that sell cheaper souveniers that you can find elsewhere, but there are also stores selling crafts or sweets. While you are here, you should visit Kiyomizu-dera temple which is at the top of the hill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Interesting shops along the streets selling all kinds of stuffs from exotic foods to souvenirs. It is also famous among the locals so it's not that touristy, some school boys whispered 'foran' which I think meant foreigners and they waved and said hi to us, so friendly! They wanted to speak English to us I guess. An advice would be,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This place has many things to offer. Aside from a feeding you eyes of this historical and beautiful attraction of old houses and structures. It also fills you up with fantastic and wonderful deliciously made sweets and delicacies. I was marveled by this town has to offer, from small to huge items on which you can never found in Osaka... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Like other reviewers have noted it is easy to miss the right hand turn off into this street. Was here in the 1990's and even today the mob that chokes the main thoroughfare from Kiyomizu Temple is horrendous. This was not how it was. But turn into these stepped, pedestrian streets and it's a complete change. Low scale, timbered and... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is our favourite place in Kyoto. Lovely streets lined with shops and some restaurants. Everything is kept in the old-style as Japan once was. It's like stepping back in time. Many (japanese) tourists also show up dressed in traditional clothes. There's even a bunch of places that will dress you up, in case you want (for money of course).... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Sannenzaka Ninenzaka is a short little street on the way to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. During the day it is choked with tourists. Souvenir shops line this pedestianised street. Tea houses, fan shops, lots of little trinkets and free samples are available. Some shops say No Photo unfortunately. There are a couple of information panels with photographs showing how this street use... More

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