Sannei-zaka Slope

Traditional Kyoto merchant's houses lining up

Traditional Kyoto merchant's houses lining up

The gentle slope with stone pavement connecting Yasaka and Kiyomizu-dera is called Sannei-zaka. This area is classified as National Preservation Districts for Groups of Historic Buildings. The souvenir shops selling Kiyomizu ware and Nishijin brocade, etc. are lining up one after another and the street becomes the atmospheric cityscape. There is a superstition that if someone falls down on the stone street, he will die within three years, and that is the reason why this place is called Sannen-zaka. It is a outstanding walking trail for sightseeing after Ninnen-zaka, Nene no Michi and Ishibe-koji.

Information

Address
Shimogawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku and Masuya-cho area
Access
City bus from JR Kyoto Station and 6-minute walk after getting off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop