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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
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
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
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
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
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
atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.