November 19, 2013

Kyoto Walks in Higashiyama - part 3

Continuation from here...

The stroll on Nene-no-michi ultimately brought me to Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka, a pair of pedestrian-only sloping stoned paths. Both paths are lined with quaint shophouses in traditional Kyoto style, which are truly charming.

Very Japanesque, I must say.

I really loved the atmosphere. The paths are definitely one of the most beautiful walks in Kyoto. The crowd was huge at times but still OK for me. A nice change after a rather lonely walk earlier. 

There's many attractions around the area such as Kiyomizu-dera, Jishu Shrine, Nene-no-michi, Entokuin Temple, Kodai-ji, Yasaka Shrine as well as Gion. So after a stroll here, you can continue to visit those places.

Access : From Kyoto Station, take Kyoto City Bus #206 or Raku Bus #100 to Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi and walk about 10 minutes
The paths connect with Chawan-zaka, the vibrant path featuring cafes, restaurants and shopping galore, that leads to Kiyomizu-dera. More on that later..

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