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Ishibe Alley, Kyoto

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Step back to early 20th-century Japan at Ishibe Alley, a historic cobblestone street that has maintained a traditional atmosphere from the Taisho period (1912-1926). Original wooden houses line the street, where many operate as teahouses, restaurants, and salons. As you walk you can hear the muffled interaction of people through the shoji screens. Due to its old-fashioned aesthetic, it has become a popular destination for filming in movies. At night, numerous lanterns elegantly illuminate the street. Hotels operate in the area for people who wish to stay longer. Take a look at our Kyoto trip builder app to schedule your visit to Ishibe Alley and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Lane, the antique building with the stone road, very good. There are homes, restaurants and Japanese-style travel halls, not loud and noisy rushing. You can walk slowly in the alley and experience the silence of the early years.
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  • In the narrow streets of cobblestone Street Lantern. Both sides followed by good old-fashioned Inns. From the Hill SA province and is back on the road linking East and West shimogawara one down the street until. Small rainy evening, mellow atmosphere was in the air. the
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  • Over 100 years of history, the old Japanese street-shek 塀 Path, is a narrow, narrow alley with a small, two-lined stone wall and wooden house. There are a number of 塀 on the Stone Trail, taking advantage of the old environment and atmosphere to take pictures.
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