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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0001, Japan
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Ranked #32 of 389 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Durham, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
38 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

A walk through the Japan you imagine, beautiful small wooden buildings and no traffic, on our visit a glimpse of several Geisha added to the atmosphere. If you can find it heading down hill just after Ninenzaka starts is a small tearoom offering black tea, muffins and cheesecake. We stopped for all three in one of the lovely wooden buildings... More

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Makati, Philippines
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71 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Passed through here on the way to Kiyomizu-dera and got a glimpse of Kyoto's cultural heritage. The streets and side streets are lined by traditional wooden shophouses selling various items, quaint little restaurants and coffee shops. Saw Geishas and a lot of people dressed in Kimonos though a lot were obviously tourists, you can easily spot which ones are original... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I like to wander...a lot...hence, I’m full of wanderlust. :) One of my favorite ways to explore a new area is to just kind of “get lost”. The first time we visited Kyoto, we wandered from Kiyomizudera and got lost in these narrow pedestrian-only, historical streets nearby. It was so memorable that I knew I wanted to go back. So,... More

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Orlando, Florida
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561 reviews 561 reviews
257 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is the path we took for what it seemed hours! But in the end, totally worth it as it gives you the best perspective on what Kyoto is all about. If you ever watched the Karate Kid or any other famous Japanese movies, this is where you would picture those settings to be in. You better get prepared to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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