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Address: Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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A distinct feeling for Kyoto in olden times

The crowds along this street are enormous headed for Kiyomizu Temple. It makes for a beautiful walk. I have done it in early morning or late at night with there is scarcely any... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The crowds along this street are enormous headed for Kiyomizu Temple. It makes for a beautiful walk. I have done it in early morning or late at night with there is scarcely any traffic human or otherwise. Numerous shops and eateries along the way

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Sakai, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Viking-like statues in Kyoto and Nara. They are on the roofs. That was the start of the story. Daniel asked me to surf the net, make some phone calls, and even to take him to a roof tile factory in Fushimi, where I met Shoki for the first time in my life. Daniel left Japan. Yet, he still asked me... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must go when you go to Kiyomizu temple, as they have the best ice creams!!! (Tofu flavour ice cream!)

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

A nice path towards kiyomizu-dera .Here is crowded...and I'd been here at 4.30pm and the sky is almost dark, that brought me another feeling with the kyoto. The street is aged, traditional, and bring you back to the past. Remember to walk here after finished tour in the kiyomizu dera. Dont walk fast as you must miss something!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This street looks like a typical tourist street filled with shops, but the main difference is that it is charming with historic homes, a hello kitty shop, and a studio ghibli shop that is hidden down a smallish alley.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

After going uphill to Kiyomizu Temple, taken lots of photos, walk downhill on Kiyomizu-Zaka Street. There are cafes, shops, eateries along Kiyomizu-Zaka Street, very vibrant street loaded with locals and mainly, tourists, tourists and tourists!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This street is full of shops and stalls. Always crowded, full of tourist walking to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. Steam bun stalls is recommended to visit to counter the harsh winter climate!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Shops selling souvenirs, food and traditional wares line both sides of the street. It is definitely an interesting walk leading to the Kiyomizu-dera temple. Much to see and maybe snack on.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

After our visit to Kiyomizu Temple and strolled through Kiyomizu Zaka Street and enjoyed the cheerful atmosphere around the area. There were many tourists buying souvenirs, eating local food and taking photos on ladies wearing geisha. The shops were traditional ones that made you feel that you were in Edo period. Highly recommend travelers to visit this place during stay... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Kiyomizu-zaka is the street leading up to Kiyomizudera. Together with Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka, it forms the main shopping area here. It gets pretty packed though, so it may be challenging to stop anywhere for long to browse. And browse you should, for there are many things on sale here, from food to gifts and souvenirs! Similar feel to Nakamise Shopping... More 

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