Many shops line the street heading up to the temple...too many. Go early to avoid heavy crowds in the afternoon. There are many better shrines in Kyoto to visit.
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Don't be shy - many of the stores with prepared foods have samples. Just don't eat a bunch of samples and leave. Extraordinarily rude to Kyotans. We found pickled mango, lightly pickled cucumber, wasabi peanuts, shrimp and onion rice cake on a stick, and a...More
its a very classic areas with many shops selling souvenirs & tasty foods such as moachi, green tea ice creams , crackers chips etc
We were disappointed with this street. .... it's quaint and charming all right but is full of stores selling souvenirs and is rather crowded ...
It is a must to walk through the charming streets. It is one of the most beautiful place in Kyoto and picturesque too! The streets are lined with old wooden houses, traditional shops and restaurants in Japanese style building. I love this place!
The street is located on the route to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Suggest you visit this street after the temple to pick up some souvenirs before go back. You can try before buy as well. A lot of choices and price is reasonable. I regretted didn't buy...More
if you love to shoot pictures, both are picture perfect locations for you to wait for the right light and people to shoot for. very interesting alleys and some sweets pastry shops to taste.
I've been to Kyoto many times, but had never taken in this part of town (missed it when heading down from Kiyomizu-dera...not sure how). Anyway, I've got a bit of of a thing for pagodas and Hokan-ji Pagoda (also know as Yasaka Pagoda) was beautiful...More