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Ishiyacho Zaimokucho Nakagyo-ku, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8002, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

This is a lovely slice of Kyoto that is authentic and definitely worth a look . Lots of quaint photo opportunities that capture the essence of old Kyoto . Go early in the morning before the tours start after 10am it will be crawling with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MrsGee2013
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This street is a delight to walk any time of the year. One side follows a canal and is pleasant to walk any time of the year. Cherry blossom season in March and April is especially beautiful with sprays of blossoms just overhead. This is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank blackmaxx
Reviewed 27 September 2018

This off-the-beaten-path street is replete with bars and snacks urging a languid meander. Feels a bit removed from the bustle of Kiyomizu-michi(清水道) .

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The entire street is lined up with japanese cherry trees. If you go to Pontocho, it makes a very nice walk to and from Pontocho.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Renan B
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited in end March when Cherry Blossom was in full bloom. Absolutely beautiful but pretty crowded at certain parts. A must visit esp. during cherry blossom season.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 21 January 2018

This street is an absolute hub during sakura and you can see why- in full bloom the blossom tress which line the stream are really something to behold. There are also lots of bars and restaurants down this lively avenue, so it's a good place...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We spent an hour walking along this narrow lane with a steam running through the middle of it and cheery blossom in full swing everywhere. What a sight I will never forget.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ross B
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful street covered with Sakura, very touristy however. Lots of food options and restaurants to try from.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jenyfilan
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Very busy area lots of restaurants and bars nice at night with all the different lights. Walked through in the morning looked terrible rubbish bottles cans bags everywhere not sure if it was just the time of year. Most of the store owners clean up...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 587markd
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Loved staying near this area. Wander up and down the quaint narrow streets, parallel to each other and be tempted to stop at a variety of bars and restaurants. There is a canal on one side and a river on the other with 3 long...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank rosemaryf666
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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
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