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Anyone Can Enter! 6 Inviting Restaurants at Ponto-cho (Hanamachi, Kyoto)

Kyoto's streets form a well-arranged grid, with North-South streets crossing through East-West streets. Each of these streets gives off a unique character, and all of them are bustling with tourists every day. This series gives some tips on how to effectively explore the area, and also points out some shops within it. The second part of the series features Ponto-cho. The narrow alley, filled with a traditional Japanese ambiance, is lined with izakaya (Japanese bars) and restaurants on both sides. Although it exudes a mature adult atmosphere, this article introduces 6 inviting restaurants that anyone can visit without feeling intimidated.

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