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Kyoto shopping streets, Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka, Kiyomizuzaka, Japan travel video

Kyoto shopping streets, Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka, Kiyomizuzaka, Japan travel video

In Kyoto, Japan, we’re going shopping on the lanes near two major temples, Kiyomizu-dera and Ginkaku-ji. There are some small shops inside the temple but the main action for shopping is outside on the pedestrian lane leading up to the temple as you find typically throughout Japan. A main temple has a shopping street leading to it, something like the inevitable gift shop at the exit of the museum.
Ceramics are one of the very popular items for sale here and they are made not only in Japan but a lot of it is made right in the Kyoto area, it’s a local specialty.
Of course you’ll find all of the typical items for sale: fans, trinkets, miniature samurai figures and figurines. You can buy handbags and purses made from kimono material. Perhaps a Japanese print or a painting to hang on your wall. But some careful shoppers have noticed the prices on these touristic lanes are little higher than you’ll find in downtown and the selection is pretty much the same everywhere, so keep that in mind. But when you’re shopping, if you see something you love, just get it. You might never find it again.
It’s a fun diversion on your way up to the temple to shop along the way to Ginkaku-ji, but really the shopping lane over by Kiyomizu-dera is hard to beat.

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