Just downhill from and slightly to the north of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, you will find out Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka area. A lot of old wooden houses are lined along the street in this area. These are traditional or modern shops and restaurants. For example, traditional Japanese spice (called Shichimi) shop, tofu restaurant, very interesting soap like jelly fish, Green tea ice cream, Samurai T-shirts, etc. If you want to get nice Kyoto souvenirs, it is highly recommended to see around this street. In this street, you will meet many staffs standing and holding tasting food in front of each shops. They are saying “Do you want to try our snacks ?” so you can try them !