|The entrance of Teramachi Street|
Teramachi Street is one of the two streets form the heart of Kyoto’s main shopping district. The eastern street, known as Shinkyogoku. Essentially, Teramachi Street is a historical street in Kyoto containing an array of shops and services, both traditional and modern. Teramachi literally means "Temple Town", reflecting the large number of temples moved there during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's remodeling of Kyoto in the 16th century in an effort to control the clergy.
|A food/snack store|
The shops within Teramachi Street mainly focus on religious aspects, particularly the west side which is filled with shops making and/or selling a variety of Buddhist rosaries, memorial tablets, tombstones. sculptures of Buddhist images, books, writing brushes, musical instruments, dolls, painting/calligraphy mounting, folding fans, face powder etc...
|As we visiting late in the evening, most of the store were already closed or about to close. But there were still some stores (e.g. food and clothes etc...) that were opened till a little later.|
|Aisles of shops and even more shops! The shops never end!|
|The history and origin of Teramachi Street|
It was a memorable and enriching experience just walking along the aisles and aisles of shops! Just a stroll along the street from the start to the end, with a little browsing here and there would take up to at least 2 hours or more.
- Japan Spring 2016 Itinerary 9D/8N
- Japan Trip Day 1 Kyoto
- Japan Trip Day 2 Kyoto (Arashimaya & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 3 Kyoto (Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 4 Osaka (Universal Studios)
- Japan Trip Day 5 Osaka
- Japan Trip Day 6 Kyoto - Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 7 Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 8 Tokyo (DisneySea)
- Japan Trip Day 9 Tokyo - Singapore
- Cost Breakdown & Overview of our Japan Trip: Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo (9 Days/8 Nights)