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Sannenzaka Ninenzaka

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Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Was definitely a highlight, loved it. Great shops and great overall atmosphere. A absolute must visit to get the vibe of Kyoto.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was definitely a highlight, loved it. Great shops and great overall atmosphere. A absolute must visit to get the vibe of Kyoto.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka culminate at Kyomizu-dera Temple. If you want a feeling of the way things felt in ancient Japan, this is it. There is a classic pagoda on the way, although the view from a photographer's point is slighted by the crisscross of jumbled overhanging wires. Lots of little shops and eateries along the way.

Thank warren D
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

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!

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 bubbles 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 

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