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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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  • It is a street on both sides of the little cobbled streets lined with buildings characteristic of Kyoto. It is perfect place to photograph wearing a kimono.
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  • Kodai-JI, it it of stone wall street close to the road. Roads are paved with cobble-stoned streets of old good Kyoto have been reproduced as. I feel the emotions have better pitching here is moist and wet stroll rains on the umbrella or JAMA.
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  • Visit 2018.03.18. It is a place of kodai-ji Temple. Is many is, at first glance, I often x-rated shops around here. I think evening is also taste different.
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