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Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture

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Do NOT miss these streets. Very well preserved wooden buildings. We were lucky to be in Kyoto for Hanatouro (5km of lantern lit streets in the evening), then went back a few days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Do NOT miss these streets. Very well preserved wooden buildings. We were lucky to be in Kyoto for Hanatouro (5km of lantern lit streets in the evening), then went back a few days later to see everything in daylight. Our tips for those visitors who aren’t Olympic athletes 1) Get to Kiyomizudera early and afterwards go DOWNHILL to Sannenzaka and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

An amazing and beautiful experience. The area definitely forms part of what makes Kiyomizu-dera Temple so memorable because it is like a historical Japanese movie set. The preserved streets (more like narrow allies) provides for great sights, restaurants and souvenirs. There is a morbid saying for those who stumble/fall down on those streets but I think less knowledge will put... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes when you are walking around Sannenzaka, there are a lot to see there. We met a nice Japanese gentleman who was doing pencil drawing there and we had a good chat. There are many traditional sweets and tea shops in this street. We spent half a day there walking around, had a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I explored these meandering streets during our honeymoon trip to Kyoto. This area is like being on the set of a samurai movie. It's easy to imagine how Kyoto looked a few hundred years ago (minus the hordes of tourists!). There are plenty of shops for typically Japanese gifts and lots of tea houses and restaurants to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

As you walk back downhill from one of Kyoto's most impressive temples (Kiyomizu-Dera) along the main pedestrian street, be sure to hang a right and head down some steps onto the Sannenzaka-Ninenzaka shopping streets. You will be transported back to what Kyoto must have looked like in the 19th century. The beautiful wooden shops & houses which line the street... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

good place to buy japanese souveniors. magnets for freezer, arm raised cats, flower fans, head bands, and so on. there are also coffee shops and restaurants to eat, drink and have rest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Lots of tourists, lots of little stores with local stuff to explore and buy. Some good local food in the back streets as well. A must visit...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was the most touristy area other than Gion in Kyoto. We took a self guided walking tour strolling the small shops along the way trying not to bumping other tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I suppose this is a good place to start on your visit to Kyoto. There may be 'geisha' but they will probably be dressed up Japanese tourists. The view from the top is worth it too.

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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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