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Walking Kyoto’s Famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets

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Kyoto | Japan

24 Feb 2024 | Sat

Day 05 of 17

  • Shinkansen Bullet Train – Tokyo to Kyoto
  • View Mount Fuji from Tokyo to Kyoto Bullet Train
  • Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Kyoto Shijo
  • Walking Kyoto’s Famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets
  • Hokan-ji Temple Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu-Dera Temple Gate Kyoto
  • Daikanyama Candy Apple Kiyomizu Ninenzaka
  • Daidokoro Forested Slope to Kōdaiji Temple
  • Walk Back to Hotel

Walking Kyoto’s Famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets

After we checked in to our hotel (Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Kyoto Shijo), we immediately went for a walk to the famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets in Kyoto, about 50 minutes away. We stopped at the Hokan-ji Temple to take some pictures. Then, we enjoyed a walk through the beautiful Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka. Our day ended with a stunning sunset at the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto.

Famous Walkway at Sannenzaka

Ninenzaka, or Ninen-zaka is an ancient 150m stone-paved pedestrian road and tourist attraction in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The road is lined with traditional buildings and shops and is often paired with the similar road, Sannenzaka.

There is a Starbucks coffeehouse in a two-story, century-old Japanese townhouse along Ninenzaka.

– Ninenzaka > Wikipedia

Sannenzaka, or Sannen-zaka, is a stone-paved pedestrian road and tourist attraction in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The road is lined with traditional buildings and shops, and is often paired with the similar road, Ninenzaka. The two roads lead to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodaiji Temple and Yasaka-jinjia Shrine, which are a few famous sights in Kyoto. Sannenzaka itself is a narrow slope that is fill with around 60 shops and restaurants that sell traditional Kyoto products and food. There are also notable shops for visitors to get a hands-on experience of Japanese culture, including tea ceremonies, as well as Maiko and Geisha makeovers.

– Sannenzaka > Wikipedia

Sannenzaka at Night

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