These photos were taken on a little side street off Pontocho Alley. This tight, narrow lane is dubbed the most beautiful street in Kyoto. At first it appears to be a small alleyway but as you meander down it is full of life with a variety of restaurants flowing from giant paper lanterns. That atmosphere is brimming with ambiance, and if you are very lucky, you may even see a Geisha heading to one of her appointments. I definitely recommend strolling through right around sunset so you can see it in all it’s beauty!
For more on Pontocho Alley take a look at my Kyoto recommendations here!