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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

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

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Shoindo, a 130-year old china shop

Shoindo Among more than a dozen china shops along the sloped alley connecting Kiyomizudera-temple and Kodaiji-temple, Shoindo, dating back to 1885 is definitely me favorite. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Saitama Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Shoindo Among more than a dozen china shops along the sloped alley connecting Kiyomizudera-temple and Kodaiji-temple, Shoindo, dating back to 1885 is definitely me favorite. It is not like other modern refined shops in the neighbor with a big welcome sign, so you might feel unsure of what to make of its a bit dusty dim store-front with china plates... More 

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stumbled upon these streets quite by accident after we had visited a coffee shop that my wife wanted to visit and we were pleasantly surprised. Many shops line this charming maze of streets leading up to and past the Yasaka no To Pagoda and eventually to the Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is really very crowded because a lot of tourist bus come and send them there. Many street vendors sell snacks or things. Never miss it as it has unique design and well preserved.

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The main draw of this area are the shops and restaurants. I came during Sakura season and the entire area was invaded by people and bus tours. It was extremely difficult to find a restaurant that was not crowded. Meandering through the main thoroughfare uphill to kiyomizudera took over 45 minutes. With all that said, there are some interesting pottery... More 

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

These streets have vendors selling goods and food from buildings that are of olden architecture and re-paired along the years. The main street goes from the bus parking lot up the hill to the Kiyomizu temple. There is a side street with lots of steps. You can see groups, mostly Asian foreigners, wearing traditional rental kimonos for women and men.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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