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Teramachi, Kyoto

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Teramachi Street is a historical street in Kyoto, Japan, running north-south. The area extending from Shijō Street to somewhat above Sanjō Street is an arcade containing an assortment of shops and services, both traditional and modern. The street's name literally means "Temple Town", similar to English "Templeton", and reflects the large number of temples moved there during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's remodeling of Kyoto in the 16th century.
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  • Japanese love arcades. The Teramachi arcades are also the change to the modern. So, unfortunately some old shops have disappeared, replaced by shops in modern design. This is of course due to the time, but it is but the most exotic/Japanese but too bad, the normal tourist is looking for. However, many shops exist where you can buy arts and crafts, stationery, textiles, gift articles and souvenirs wonderfully. The prices are cheap and high-priced.
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  • The reason why I really liked this place was it offered invaluable shelter during my very rainy days in Kyoto. It's just a shopping street, but still quite a lot of interesting things to see. Definite...  more »
  • It might be the great shopping in Kyoto. I simply couldn't see the special in comparing with the rest of Japan. I didn't buy anything from here.  more »
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  • A decent-sized Edion, several floors, divided by genre. However, the choice is limited, particularly in the computer section. It is big enough to buy something standard but not big enough if you're shopping for something special. For example, it has only one desktop Mac and two latest Mac laptops.
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  • So far less as the shop is great. I wonder if I'm equipped with audio system.
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