Ninenzaka

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Kyoto Ninenzaka | Traditional Kyoto-esque Atmosphere

Kyoto Ninenzaka | Traditional Kyoto-esque Atmosphere

Just a walk down from Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto is Ninenzaka, a preciously restored neighborhood filled with many traditional Kyoto-esque shops and restaurants. Traditional wooden houses and buildings make this a popular spot in Kyoto. The gently sloping street is a popular spot to experience what life had looked like in Kyoto before Western and modern influences. A stroll along this street is sure to take you back in history. There are many souvenir shops and tea houses to stop by as you make your way up or down the hill. Recommended Stores:

  • Hokusai Graphic: Japanese Pattern Umbrella store with designs based on traditional Japanese patterns. handmade by experts, the folding umbrellas are perfect souvenirs.
  • Starbucks: Built on the site of a former traditional Japanese house that's over 100 years old, this is one of the few Starbucks in the world where you can sip on your latte on the comfort of a tatami floor.
  • Hello Kitty Tea House: Based on the popular Sanrio Character, the Hello Kitty Tea House is dedicated to bringing you Kyoto's traditional charms with Hello Kitty Cuteness.

Be sure to check out these shops and more while on a Spring Cherry Blossom tour or Highlights Japan tour through Kyoto when we stop by Ninenzaka!

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