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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

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Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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A Great Place to to visit

This is a must visit place for kyoto. A great place to walk, shop and eat. You can see old traditional old japanese house, temple, hello kitty cafe and a lot of nice food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must visit place for kyoto. A great place to walk, shop and eat. You can see old traditional old japanese house, temple, hello kitty cafe and a lot of nice food.

Thank ireneong1960
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

These wonderful little streets, mostly devoted to foot traffic, wander down the hill from the Kiyomizu Temple, providing a fairly corporeal balance to the lovely spiritual feeling you get at the temple. Be prepared for stairs and lots of walking, plus crowds during tourist season and Japanese holidays. I was there at the equinox and it was close to being... More 

Thank hfulghum
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The streets have the old-world feel as you stroll through them, with touristy stores on both sides. There are still some interesting stalls, so would suggest to visit in the late afternoon when the sun is less hot.

Thank Alfred F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely area that is not to be missed.It does get jam packed with people though so I would suggest to get there early in the morning right before everything opens.You will get great photos!

Thank lookinforelvis
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is best for the old world street living experience in Koto. It's much more intimate, and you get the feel of the shops and restaurants, how people rubbed shoulders. It's quite communal.

Thank Rolfe H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great area for shopping and enjoying old Japan...you might meet some Maiko on the way. It looks a bit touristy but it's so beautiful and full on interesting things to see...I would highly recommend.

Thank Leo B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll love it here if: - you have a thing for traditional Japanese architecture Reconsider if: - you're not visiting the main attraction, Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) Most traverse this path on their way to the infamous Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺); no wonder souvenir shops are aplenty, as are shops offering samplings of sweets and whatnot, to entice the weary traveler bored of the... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

I think we actually walked only along Sannen-Zaka, not Ninen-Zaka. It's on the way from Yasaka Shrine to Kiyomizu-Dera. There are a number of great sights along the way. There are a lot of overpriced tourists shops, too, and throngs of people. It's all fun to look at, but we didn't really buy much. We really loved the traditional Japanese... More 

Thank Nelson P
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty walk in the back streets of Gion up towards Kiyomizu Gera, however we went twice, very early in the morning which was peaceful and relaxing and mid morning which was hell. It was so so crowded you could not. Do anything but move forward. Go in the early morning you won't regret it !

Thank jackmoore93
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Despite the massive crowd, it was still enjoyable browsing the shops with lots of Japanese sweets. You can wear a yukata or kimono and blend in the crowd, almost everyone was wearing one! Expect a slow walk though as the huge crowd makes it hard to go faster. Lots of photo opportunities and quaint buildings to see. Many shops offer... More 

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