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Ishibe Alley, Kyoto

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
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. Our Kyoto itinerary planner makes visiting Ishibe Alley and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Guests can enjoy Kyoto City. Passed this way to Kyoto to visit many times, but this is first time I was impressed. This is the landscape, such as Kyoto. How to wear a kimono, come together on this street. Also a lot of rickshaw was running.
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  • In the alley near the Kodaiji Higashiyama, was equipped with stone-paved surface. Red brick walls, and style and also was and can be different from the modern atmosphere of the Taisho period.
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  • Southern Higashiyama has a number of lovely traditional streets but this was by far my favourite. Not only are the buildings and path itself very beautiful but it is much quieter than those lined with...  read more »
  • Calm and quiet but not much there
  • Emotion.
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