Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka: Kyoto’s Best Old Streets plus a visit to Fushimi Inari red torii gates
On our 7th day in Kyoto Japan, our plan was to wake up early to visit the old streets of Ninenzaka at Sannenzaka and to take a photo opt with Yasaka Pagoda without any other tourists in the area. We were about to go out at 5am, but it was still so dark at that time so we waited for 6am so that the sun was shining already.
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Our hotel was just 10minutes away from the area. When we arrived there, we were surprised to see some tourists who are also early birds like us. During day time from 9-4PM this area was very crowded, so 5-10 tourists at that time is still manageable.
I am so happy to have some photos of the area without people in it.
We also did not miss to have a photo at the famous Starbucks around the area. It was still closed when we arrived so we were not able to have our breakfast here.
If we will be given another chance to go back at Kyoto, I will rent a kimono and walk here again wearing it. Ang classic ng dating kasi, parang edo period lang.
After here, we went to Fushimi Inari to see the red torii gates. We were choosing between Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and this one but we decided to choose Fushimi Inari since it’s nearer and we need to return and check out at 11am at our hotel. When we arrived at the area, there were a lot of students that I think were having a field trip. But since it was still early, we were able to took this shot 🙂
When we were about to go home, we passed by the area of street foods and indulged on these foods
Masarap yung fish cake with cream inside pero yung 10 Yen cake, wala lang. Normal lang. Yung candied strawberry, okay lang din. We tried it for the experience. We also had a huge crab stick but was not able to take a photo.
After checking out at our hotel in Kyoto, we transferred to Osaka and checked in at Chisun Standard Osaka Hotel. Stay tuned for my last post next.
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