Ninnen zaka and Sannen zaka are the roads leading up the hill to Kiyomizu-dera. They are lined with old traditional shops selling some wonderful souvenirs.
This is one of the many green tea stores. This one sells a delicious green tea cake.
Many visitors dress in yukata when they come here.
At the base of the ascent to Kiyomizu-dera, we spotted these ladies dressed as geisha. I'm pretty sure they were just in costumes, as there are many studios in Kyoto who will dress you and do your make-up for a photography shoot. You can then strut around town for a bit and pretend to be a geisha and have the tourists go shutter crazy over you. A way of having your 15 minutes of fame I guess!
They looked lovely nonetheless.
Is this not your typical Japanese scene - geisha and school girls?
They happily posed for lots of photos before heading back to the studio.