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Ishibe Alley

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Address: Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000 , Kyoto Prefecture
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lovely quiet alley

We just took this little detour while we were in the area of "Northern Higashiyama". It is a very unique little alley and worth a visit!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We just took this little detour while we were in the area of "Northern Higashiyama". It is a very unique little alley and worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

I love small alleyways especially if they are traditional ones in Kyoto. Just walking down the narrow street without any cars in sight is a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Someone who lives in Kyoto showed us this little gem. It is very quaint wandering around in this area. If you love history, you would loves these alleys.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

Beautiful though turistry.. Very centrally located. Nice to walk around in the morning when its quiet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

We travelled along these alley-ways on our walk between Gion and Kodaiji - great example of old style buildings and the narrow streets from an older era.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

Nice little street. Feels like what I guess old Kyoto should have felt like. However, beyond that I don't really see a point of making it a destination (may be I am missing something). The area around the street is full of shops and touristy places, though. So I guess it's worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed at a ryokan in this alley and therefore I walked through this alley quite a bit. Unlike Ninanzaka and kiyomizuzaka across the street, this has significantly less tourists. There are ryokans in the alley and also private residence. A notable sign "quiet" was posted on the lamp post. Great floors, although slippery, on rainy days. Still had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Visited the area as it was next to my hotel one evening. The area is interesting and beautiful, especially when I visited at dusk. Surprisingly free of tourists too. Heartily recommend.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Having just come from Takayama and Kanazawa, this was nothing new for my eyes, but of course still nice to see. I was lucky to go through the alley pretty much alone both times. It is restored and nice to be, some tea houses along the way. Only takes about 3-5 min to walk through. If you're in the area,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is a lovely detour from the path that connects Kiyiomizudera and Yasaka shrine.. Take a peek into gorgeous restaurants and ryokans, take in the architecture, feel the old spirit of Kyoto.

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