Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, Kyoto

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Take in the charming “Old Japan” atmosphere of Sannenzaka Ninenzaka, a quaint neighborhood centered around two streets that gradually descend from Kiyomizu temple. Explore the pedestrian-only, stone paved streets, lined with traditional wooden shophouses and tea rooms. Browse the array of stores selling handicrafts, souvenirs, and trinkets, or sample a wide range of delicious local snacks and street food. Take a break in a cafe or restaurant, enjoy a refreshing drink, and people-watch. Put Sannenzaka Ninenzaka into our Kyoto trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • It is a paved Causeway. Both Japanese and foreign popular. Many see people walk, wearing a kimono. Is fun because it is a lot of souvenir shops, but also tired because every time; This area since ancient times and slope a lot, in the tradition of each interesting. It is an interesting look.
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  • Gradually approaches on but not starting, will be very crowded. Because it is one of the busiest in Kyoto could not afford scenery, full of people who are unfortunately focused on giving up eating views, walk in the Park. There are many delicious things, such as dumplings and green tea drinks!
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  • Well preserved old buiding along the road. Feel like walking in the old Japanese village. Must visit attraction if comes to Kyoto.  more »
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  • This place is bigger than it looks and has a couple of group rooms. They were super accommodating and nice even though we came in late and with three kids (and stroller in tow). Food was awesome (or maybe we were just very hungry - see previous sentence).
  • A must go place when visiting Kyoto! Early morning or late evening strolls can give you a feel of old Kyoto. But then you also need to go there when the alleys are flooded with domestic tourists in kimonos... what a sight!
  • Walking down the street is a nice way to understand what old Kyoto looked like, the path is filled with old buildings and shops. Many of the shops are just for tourists, with little authentic old style shops, but the walk up the path allows to reach a beautiful temple and shrine. It gets less crowded after 5pm, while before it is full of people walking up and down. Reccomended to have a look at the buildings and do some shopping while in Kyoto. You can walk the entire path in 20 minutes and then visit the temples. Take the time to look over Kyoto once you reach the top of the hill for a great view of the city which is hard to get anywhere else.
  • nice place to walk around is the weather is nice. many shops for you to explore and many things to eat as well. however, it is rather crowded with visitors both local and abroad. not many public spots that you can sit on and rest.
  • Loved this place! It's like a step back in time if you want to see a more traditional Japan vibe, definitely go there. We also saw geishas and there is a Studio Ghibli store really close.
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