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Ishiyacho Zaimokucho Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews narrow lane beautiful street full bloom nice walk pontocho blossom stream cherry trees sakura
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This street is a delight to walk any time of the year. One side follows a canal and is pleasant to walk any time of the year. Cherry blossom season in March and April is especially beautiful with sprays of blossoms just overhead. This is...More

Thank blackmaxx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This off-the-beaten-path street is replete with bars and snacks urging a languid meander. Feels a bit removed from the bustle of Kiyomizu-michi(清水道) .

Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The entire street is lined up with japanese cherry trees. If you go to Pontocho, it makes a very nice walk to and from Pontocho.

Thank Renan B
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited in end March when Cherry Blossom was in full bloom. Absolutely beautiful but pretty crowded at certain parts. A must visit esp. during cherry blossom season.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed January 21, 2018

This street is an absolute hub during sakura and you can see why- in full bloom the blossom tress which line the stream are really something to behold. There are also lots of bars and restaurants down this lively avenue, so it's a good place...More

2  Thank Amy B
Reviewed April 8, 2017

We spent an hour walking along this narrow lane with a steam running through the middle of it and cheery blossom in full swing everywhere. What a sight I will never forget.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful street covered with Sakura, very touristy however. Lots of food options and restaurants to try from.

Thank jenyfilan
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Very busy area lots of restaurants and bars nice at night with all the different lights. Walked through in the morning looked terrible rubbish bottles cans bags everywhere not sure if it was just the time of year. Most of the store owners clean up...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Loved staying near this area. Wander up and down the quaint narrow streets, parallel to each other and be tempted to stop at a variety of bars and restaurants. There is a canal on one side and a river on the other with 3 long...More

Thank Rosemary F
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Kiyamachi is a pretty street with a shallow channel streaming along the road all the way and trees shadowing the water. The district is about restaurants and you can find pretty much all possibilities of Japanese cuisine here. We chose a very nice yakiniku restaurant...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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