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All reviews kiyomizu dera traditional shops souvenir shops ancient japan beautiful street shopping street huge crowd early in the morning nice stroll narrow streets must visit place taking photos take your time gion district kimono tourists geisha
This is a must visit when in this area of Kyoto. Buildings with character, really charming;lots of shops and really crowded but worth it. Strongly recommend and you can combine it with a visit to Gion in the afternoon as it is walking distance.
If you come to kiyomizu dera by taxi, you will be driven to sannenzaka and ninenzaka first and from there you will get to Kiyomizu dera on foot. I would reccomend visit the temple first and spend plenty of time strolling down these streets.
One of the main streets of Kyoto, this was bustling with tourists in the first week of January. We were still able to buy some of the yummy snack foods and enjoy the girls and their sweethearts traditionally dressed and having photo shoots.
This must be the heaviest tourist gathering point in Kyoto. With stores and restaurants leading up to the Kiyomizu-dera temple it's always crowded. The people dressed in kimonos are mostly NOT Japanese but tourists renting the kimonos for the day and taking photos. This is...More
We stroll down the streets and enjoyed ourselves. We had great lunch, bought souvenirs (good taste and cheap buy) and had the best hand made yatsuhatshi (Japanese dessert) with no preservative. You can see the staff making the stuff in-store and packed upon purchased (a-la-minute-make...More
Came down this way from Kiyomizu-dera having walked up to Kiyomizu-dera on the Otani cemetery side (vastly different in terms of crowds, scenery and energy). Although the street is appealing, it was really crowded and I wasn't able to fully enjoy the beauty and charm....More
This place is beautiful. Long rows of shophouses. Village kind. Many ladies wearing the traditional yukata and kimono. They have a lot of souvenir shop and food stops. Expect a little hike. They are popular for their matcha so most of the shop sells matcha...More
Walking on this relatively small street feels like a time-machine took your back centuries ago. If you can somehow, just for a second, disregard all the tourists walking around and concentrate on the street made of stones, the small historic buildings - it feels like...More
Weekdays are better choice. Both roads would lead to Kiyomizu-dera. Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka are beautiful in the morning. I prefer to walk on the Ninenzaka steps though, the calm and quiet morning simply enticing and a... More
Weekdays are better choice. Both roads would lead to Kiyomizu-dera. Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka are beautiful in the morning. I prefer to walk on the Ninenzaka steps though, the calm and quiet morning simply enticing and a great way to start the morning.
I suggest to start a short walk at 7:00am from Ninenzaka, you will pass by Sannenzaka on the way to Kiyomizu-dera. Once done, you can walk back to Ninenzaka, by then most shops have opened.