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Starbucks Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya is a 100-year-old traditional house converted into a coffee shop.

TOKYO/MATSUYAMA, Japan -- In the old Japanese capital of Kyoto, on the Ninenzaka slope leading up to the Kiyomizu Temple, one of the city's most notable landmarks, a 100-year-old traditional house has been turned into a Starbucks coffee shop.

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