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Pontocho, Nakagyo

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While in Kyoto, experience the lively atmosphere of Pontocho, a narrow street lined with traditional tea houses, restaurants, and bars. The tiny cobblestone passageway comes to life in the evenings, when colorful lanterns light up the doorways of the small wooden buildings. You’ll be spoiled for choice by the array of eateries and bars that line the street, ranging from affordable street food to exclusive establishments that require an invitation. Take in the dynamic atmosphere as you stroll the busy street, or sit back in a bar and people-watch; you might spot a geisha or two heading to one of the geek houses in the alley. Make Pontocho part of your personalized Kyoto itinerary using our Kyoto day trip planner .
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  • Kyoto (and even much of Tokyo) has many narrow and charming alleys lined with restaurants, cafes, and specialty shops, but Ponto-cho is perhaps the most charming of them all. Seeing it in the evening ...  more »
  • This trip to Beijing-Hanhanna let me the worst impression of the place originally hugged the tea tasting wine in Yuchuan, the mood of the stars, one to the first discovery, this has been hyped by merchants to the grid, generally need to point a person 3000-8000 days package to enter the table, such as not a set of restaurants, such as not a set of restaurants, such as not a set of packages of the shop, Will first collect a seat a person 600-1500 days of use, half-way to the rain moved to the room, the use of not back, the general taste of the dish is the place to cut the mule, as well as their own sit down below the intention of the River
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  • There were many shops in a very narrow alley, but it didn't seem to be very open. But when it became late at night, it became brighter and more crowded.
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