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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #41 of 435 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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335 reviews 335 reviews
153 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
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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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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229 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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Durham, United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
38 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
71 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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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16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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319 helpful votes 319 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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7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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1,126 attraction reviews
616 helpful votes 616 helpful votes
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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Philippines
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16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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