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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. 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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  • 從高台寺往祇園花見小路,途中會經過遊人不多、兩旁是石牆的小巷 「石塀小路」。石塀小路是1912-1926年已經形成的老街,也是清水寺周邊「產寧坂傳統的建造物群保存區」的一部分。石塀小路內大部份是比較高檔的日式料理餐廳。雖然是短短的一條曲曲折折的小路,但仍保有懷舊日式老街氣氛,讓人覺得十分特色。 
  • beautiful section of the old town between kiyomizu dera and yasaka shrine. we came across this part of town whilst walking from our hotel to kiyomizu-dera. walking is best for exploring kyoto and this...  more »
  • I felt within a Japanese film, or an anime. I went at night and alone, it's pretty safe. I walked the streets deserted, it seemed that at any moment a samurai or Geisha was going out of doors as in the anime.
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  • Calm and quiet but not much there
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