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Ishibe Alley

Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Such a wonderful old street to walk . In a way it felt like I was either back in time or on a movie set . Beautiful wooden fences...so peaceful.

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Amazingly well preserved. It's short but well worth the effort, especially it connected to other old streets and you can spend up to half a day here marveling at the old architect, taste the street food, purchase some local handicrafts and imagine how it must...More

1  Thank Khiam Yeong H
Reviewed 7 December 2016

beautiful section of the old town between kiyomizu dera and yasaka shrine. we came across this part of town whilst walking from our hotel to kiyomizu-dera. walking is best for exploring kyoto and this is a gem!

1  Thank silverspire
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Southern Higashiyama has a number of lovely traditional streets but this was by far my favourite. Not only are the buildings and path itself very beautiful but it is much quieter than those lined with shops. It was lovely to walk down. One thing is...More

Thank develion
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely place to visit to experience old Kyoto. Be considerate, people live here and request no photos on their doorstep. Lovely walk

Thank Carmen G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

The neighbourhood were this streets ends is a very nice neighbourhood to visit, absolutely recommended area. Then the best way to start your visit would be entering through this street that ends up in the middle of another street from where you can visit the...More

Thank Lottie J
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very easy to miss and fantastic to find, this is one of the most magical streets in Kyoto. It felt like walking back in time. At sunset, I captured the most beautiful photos and I went back after dark to see the street lit by...More

Thank Richard v
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Not only is this a place of great historical value but as we exited Ishibe Alley we saw a Geisha get out of a taxi and walk off down a path with what looked like some sort of Chaperone! If you go Geisha hunting this...More

Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Ishibe Koji(Alley) is a small traditional beautiful alley which you have better see between Kiyomizu-dera and Yasaka Shrine. When you come from Kiyomizu-dera, walk through Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka slopes, see Yasaka Pagoda, and then before Kodaiji temple, turn left into Ishibe Koji. There are nice...More

1  Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Ishibe is a small alley between Yasaka shrine and Kiyomizudera. If you are walking here, take this way! You may need an accurate map on paper or on your mobile to find it, but it is worth a small detour. There are some teahouses here...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
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