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Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This small alley is beautiful, hidden but amazing. You can sense how the traditional and old Kyoto was. It’s a must see place in Gion.

Thank Esther G
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

An absolutely beautiful location. A fine example of old Japan with very narrow brick and cobble streets. The old wooden building walls. What a step back in time. Sadly no pictures are allowed by the owners of the homes and business. Very much worth the...More

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Beautiful old alley ways, a snapshot of old Gion/Kyoto. However, no snapshots allowed. Worth a little detour though

1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Blink and you’ll miss the entrance to Ishibei-koji Lane, Kyoto’s most atmospheric pedestrian-only walkway. Ishibei-koji Lane is completely preserved as important historical buildings, today hosting ryokans, restaurants and even homes. Walking the back lanes of Kyoto can certainly transport you back in time and is...More

1  Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Very quaint, short cobblestoned alley with preserved traditional wooden and stone houses on both sides that house very private bars and restaurants. Nice to walk in the evening, and a pleasant shortcut between Kodai-ji and Gion.

Thank garetjax72
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This interesting narrow alley is located in the Higashiyama area , on the way from the historical Kyoto Icon - Hokan-ji Temple (Yasaka Pagoda) , to Yasaka Shrine (see separate reviews) . Traditional small Japanese houses , very well preserved , while some of them...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 5 September 2017

I arrived Ishibe Alley at 830 am, and spend about 1 hr 30 mins for taking photos. Started at Ishibe Alley, and then Sannen zaka and Ninen zaka . When the crowd started to come at 10 am, it would be much more difficult to...More

1  Thank ka ho l
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The alley is quite hidden and can be easily missed out. We decided to turn back to Nene-no-michi for this alley because it is well preserved as if it was still in the ancient Kyoto. There is nothing much to see in this alley as...More

2  Thank Rosemary6015
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This area is a relatively well-preserved area of older Kyoto, giving you a taste of what the city might have been like in days long past. It may look intimidatingly far from Gion, but it's actually just a short walk away, and makes for a...More

Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Really cool place to spend an afternoon eating and shopping. Each shop offers something different and there seemed to be something for everyone. Definitely worth a visit.

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