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Ishibe Alley, Kyoto

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#33 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Historic Site Tourist Spot
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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  • August 17, 2017
    One was used at car (laughs) Kyoto Street. It is around many old inns. There'll be things you win, albeit crowded, nobody nobody shot to take. Through this alley, at the foot of the Hill Temple, increases the leisure mood in one fell swoop.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Was here 30 years ago, Hill: "wave too much" that you bought the glass cool Soba Inoguchi at the Gallery, the Gallery of Madame taught, to me is a very memorable place. In a quiet area just off the tourist area at the time, for local residents,-I and was indescribably refined air only through the streets. Yet, what would the tumult of recent years! Of's to prohibited? People are everywhere, in the way of the traffic comes from? Sad fact. The Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kinkaku-ji, and areas of the lives of these people to give me "outsiders" into world apart from the tourist. Be patient until the Olympic Games? It is the early original Kyoto back you want to be.
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  • August 12, 2017
     Don't mind my person around and don't care about one and don't mind other people is not. I'd take away the taste debate such selfish interpretation of expansion. Take only one to remember if you keep, follow the local manners and in want of popular, but people can't respect the city taking pictures and posting. It is embarrassing. Not limited to foreigners and many such Japanese tourists "pollution of" multiple lanes (rooji).
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