The name means "little walkway" or "little path," harking back to the days in the 19th century when it ran along a small stream, this small street - almost an alley - fell into neglect in the mid-20th century. Now renovated and revived, it still keeps its traditional flavor, with small buildings and houses, most of which are painted bright colors. It has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, but has certainly become a place that caters to tourists. You'll find souvenir shops and restaurants along its short length. More than that, though, "tango dancers" (really, models dressed in the traditional black dresses) will encourage you to have a photograph taken in a pose with them - for a fee, of course.
Counter-seat-only theme eatery serving up sake, ramen, dumplings, steamed buns, and draft... Read more