Shopping Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto Station Building
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    4.5
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    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji-machi 901
    This is a large station building with 16 floors over and three floors underground that houses JR Kyoto Station - the entrance to Kyoto. Along with Kyoto Station itself there are a range of facilities including Hotel Granvia Kyoto, Kyoto Theater, Isetan department store, specialist shops, an art gallery, a rooftop garden, and Kyoto ramen alley. The central concourse is a roof-covered atrium, and there is a sky path 45 meters above ground. The famous 30-meter-long 171-step staircase is illuminated at night.

    This train station is super easy to navigate, info people are really helpful, English taxis are available to whisk you to your hotel and if you go inside the Isetan Department Store to your left...

  • Nishiki Market
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Road Teramachi Takakura
    A shopping arcade filled with shops extending from Nishiki Tenman-gu Shrine one block north of Shijo Street to Karasuma-dori Avenue. Some 400 years have passed since the area was granted the title of fish wholesaler by the Edo shogunate government in 1615, and the arcade is also known as the “Kitchen of Kyoto.” Roughly 390 meters long, a variety of restaurants, cafes, and knickknack shops, and grocery stores line the arcade selling seasonal fresh fish and Kyoto vegetables, Kyoto pickles, tsukudani foods preserved in soy sauce, dried goods, tofu, cookware, and tableware.
  • Nakamura Tokichi Main store
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    4.5
    419 Reviews
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    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Ichiban 10
    Situated in Uji, the main location of the venerable Nakamura Tokichi tea shop founded in 1854. The café serves a variety of teas such as top class bessei hatsumukashi matcha green tea, green tea sweets, and light meals such as tea soba and match udon noodles. In addition to selling famous teas, the shop also holds classes on grinding powdered matcha and making green tea.

    30 minutes wait time was worth for these dishes in Uji. 2 minutes walk from JR Uji station. (just across main road)

  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Saga Tenryuji temple 20-2
    A tourist and shopping facility located in Arashiyama Station filled with souvenir shops and restaurants selling sweets, Kyoto knickknacks, and Kyoto pickles. The facility is also famous for its atmospheric, Kyoto-esque design. Some of the visual highlights of the facility include the concourse lined with 3,000 bamboo plants; a garden where visitors can relax while looking at cherry blossoms and fall foliage; Ryu no Atago Pond; and the Kimono Forest, a path lined with 600 poles decorated with yuzen-dyed kimono fabric. At night, the Kimono Forest and other areas are lit up, creating a magical atmosphere.

    As mentioned about the Town itself which is frequented mainly by tourists, there are some locals as well and this is the place to mix with them as well This is an unusual station as it also has the...

  • Aeon Mall (Kyoto Gojo)
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    3.5
    55 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sainoiwakechou 25-1
    This shopping mall is in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It has about 130 shops as well as a walking course called Aeon Mall Walking that records how many calories you've burned. A paid shuttle bus runs there from Saiin Station on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line / Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Main Line.

    I was looking for some non japannesse food and they have a few options here. Ate at this place called Ikanira steak and it was actually pretty good.We also browse through some of the stores that...

  • Gion Tsujiri Main Store
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion-cho Minami side 573-3
    This tea shop is a three minute walk from the Keihan Electric Railway Gion Shijo Station. Visitors can enjoy a variety of Uji tea and matcha confectionery in an elegant space. Since establishment in 1860, the store has been a specialist in Uji tea, offering “lifestyle with tea” in this ever changing environment. The inside of the shop has a clean and fresh atmosphere with a variety of products on the shelves on the side of the wall. There is a variety of those high quality green tea as gyokuro and matcha and confectioneries such as sweetened rice-flour cakes and sweets called Wa-Finanshe that are suitable as souvenirs from Kyoto as well.

    They have here lovely matcha icecream and a lot of choice, difficult to chose. The cakes are nice nad I certainly come back here.

  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
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    12 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Shijyodong Takakura Nishi Into Shichisho-cho 79
    This veteran department store is located one minute on foot from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Railway's Kyoto Line in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. It has an array of shops, including those lining the Special Fashion Floor and the Dining Paradise area. Their Daimaru Museum holds exhibits and other events. They also have a popular wedding plan done in collaboration with a famous hotel.

    You can find practically anything you want to eat here:delicious pastries, imported cheese (it is so precious how the cheese monger takes out a tiny piece of cheese from a little plastic jewel box...

  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shirokyo-ku Shijyodo Kawaramachi Nishinomicho 52
    Takashimaya Kyoto Store is a department store located in the Kawara-machi area of the city. In addition to the usual fashions and food, it contains an art gallery and an arts and crafts salon. It was reopened after remodeling in 2006. The so-called dining garden, Kyo Kairo, located on the seventh floor, offers a wide selection of eating and drinking establishments, built in the modern Japanese style typical of Kyoto.

    コーヒーの味はもちろん、器にも趣向が凝らされています。 ホットオーレはカフェオレボールの様な器にコーヒーとミルクを自分でブレンドするスタイル。 朝のモーニングサービスの厚切りトーストセットはお気に入りのメニューです。

  • The Cube
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    4.0
    73 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Karasuma-dori Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkocho Town 901 Kyoto Station Building
    A shopping mall located inside the Kyoto Station building offering fashionable apparel, gourmet foods, and Kyoto souvenirs. Comprised of the B2 fashion floor, B1 Kyoto souvenir and goods floor, first floor Kyoto sweets floor, and 11th floor restaurant street, the facility is connected directly to Kyoto Station, which serves a variety of JR train lines.

    The Cube, large center, was linked with JR Kyoto Station should be regarded as the hub of activities for visitors both local and overseas when they traveled to Kyoto. It was large and pleasant to...

  • Aeon Mall (KYOTO)
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Minami-ku Nishikujoutoriguchichou 1
    This shopping mall is about five minutes on foot from JR Kyoto Station in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It features about 140 shops and puts on 1,000 Events a Year, mainly on weekends. These include live shows, exhibitions, workshops, and more. There is a free shuttle bus from Kyoto Station on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
  • JR Kyoto Isetan
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkochi Town
    A department store connected directly to Kyoto Station. The basement food sales area is host to a variety of shops selling bento box lunches and sweets. There is also a restaurant street on the top floor and a variety of “open view” restaurants from the 7th to the 10th floor giving diners the chance to enjoy super views of Kyoto from large windows installed in the building.
  • Kyoto BAL
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-dori Sanjo Shimuru Yamazaki-cho 251
    This building of fashion that opened in 1970 is located on Kawaramachi-dori Street in Kyoto’s shopping district and reopened in 2015 after being remodeled. The luxurious space has broad aisles so visitors with a large amount of luggage can shop with ease. Not only are there fashion-related stores, interior furnishings, books, miscellaneous goods, cosmetics and a café, a cluster of top brands, including some which have opened their first stores in Japan or first stores in the Kansai region here. Day after day it is visited by many shoppers which have made it a place that starts many of Kyoto’s fashion trends. The closest station is Kawaramachi Station.

    This place is a MUST stop when you come to Kyoto if you love to shop interesting things and designs, we picked up a few clothing pieces that were all Japanese designers and made in Japan. We also...

  • Miki keiran
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    61 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Tsutomu Tominoku Nishi Inui Tokiya cho 182
    Miki-Keiran is a specialty shop selling the kind of rolled Japanese-style omelette seen during New Year’s celebrations in Kyoto. Located in the center of Nishiki Market, sometimes called the kitchen of Kyoto, the shop’s soup stock kombu has used Hokkaido Laminaria ochotensis kelp from the time of establishment. They use the traditional “Kyomaki” style of cooking, rolling from the front to the back and covering in plenty of soup stock. There is also a popular bread menu making use of the deliciousness of eggs, including the “egg yolk anko roll” with a special blend of three varieties of egg and “egg yolk red bean butter bread.”

    We had made conscious effort to seek out this shop famous for its dashimaki (omelet) made with kelp stock. After purchasing and eating along the sidewalk (in Japan, theres only designated spots to...

  • Honke Owariya
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    4.5
    164 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kurumayachou Junichiro Niro
    Honke Owariya is a soba (buckwheat) confectionery shop located north of Kurumayacho-dori Street from Karasuma Oike Station. It has a long history dating back from the Muromachi period, and in 1465 moved from Owari to Kyoto as a confectionery shop. The shop is built with a charming wooden construction from the early Meiji period, and as it is in a place removed from the hustle and bustle one can enjoy a relaxing moment here. The signature dishes are “Hourai  Soba” made in the spirit of “buckwheat is a fortuitous food” and “Soba Mochi” which is a sweet made with soba flour.

    I came along here after visiting the Imperial Palace at around 4 PM and was able to get a seat no problem. The restaurant definitely has a nice vibe about it. The staff are very friendly and the...

  • Demachi Futaba
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Ichimachi-dori Imadegawa Kamiru Aerosecho 236
    Located along Kawara-machi Street, this Japanese confectioner was founded in 1899. Their famous “nadai mamemochi” features red bean jam and red peas wrapped in freshly-made mochi. It has been around since the founding, and is a standard Kyoto souvenir, popular enough to see people lining up to get some.

    私的『京都で食べたい甘味』の不動のツートップです(もうひとつは今宮神社のあぶり餅)。似たような〇〇大福は各地にたくさんありますが、この「ひゃくパー餅でできてるんだぜ」などっしりとした重量感と豆の塩みが上品な餡とベストマッチです。出町柳駅方向に歩いてすぐの鴨川デルタ(賀茂川と高野川が合流する三角州)まで行って、大文字を眺めながら食べるのも最高です。餅だけに、早めに食べないと食感が落ちるのでご注意。

  • Konnamonja
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Nishikikoujisakaimachi Turning corner Midomiya Town 494
    Fujino sells fresh Kyoto tofu nationwide. It operates as Konnamonja inside of Nishiki Market. The menu has a lot of items for walking tourists, with popular options including tofu and soy milk sweets such as soy milk ice cream and soy milk donuts. There are also tofu specialties including okara (tofu residue) and aburage (fried tofu). Sold only in winter, they also have “Kyoto hotpot sake lees stew” with soy milk and sake lees from Seishu Hakushika.

    Konna Monja is a cute store that specializes in soy products in Nishiki Market but they seem to be more well-known for their tofu/soy doughnuts! I wish I could have tried their soy ice cream (?) as...

  • Nakamura Tokichi Honten (Byodoin Branch)
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    4.5
    165 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Renge 5-1
    Nakamura Tokichi is a Japanese-style confectionary in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture. This venerable shop has its own onsite cafe overlooking the Uji River where customers can enjoy traditional sweets. In addition to ice cream and gelatin desserts made with powdered green tea, customers can also order green tea soba and udon noodles. The restaurant also offers take-out service. Due to its location near the Byodoin Temple, it is a popular refreshment stop for tourists on weekends and holidays.

    Best sweet restaurant in Uji. As you might know, Uji is the capital of matcha in the world. At Nakamura Tokichi Byodoin, they utilize matcha to its fullest extent. Try out the matcha kakegori, soba...

  • Marukyu-Koyamaen Nishinotoin Branch
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    41 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishin-dong Gyeonggi-dake west side
    Marukyu-Koyamaen is an old tea shop formed in the Genroku period. With the motto “making tea with true elegance,” they have complete quality control from cultivation to production and offer a flavorful Uji-cha tea. At the Nishinotoin branch on Nishinotoin-dori Street near Nijojo-mae Station they sell matcha, gyokuro and sencha high quality green teas as well as confectionery containing matcha. At the joint-established teahouse “Genan” one can spend a relaxing time enjoying a tea and sweets set or perhaps a cake. 

    This tea house will not disappoint. The standard of tea was fantastic, as was their guidance about refilling your teapot and making sure you pour straight away. Was a tranquil getaway within Kyoto.

  • Eirakuya Main Store
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    4.5
    41 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-doru 4-street east east side
    A shop founded in 1946 at Kawara-machi Shijyo which sells both tukudani foods preserved in soy sauce and confections. Selling both sweet and salty foods, the shop’s bite sized shiitake mushroom tukudani and kohaku jelly are its most popular items in these respective categories. Whether sweet or salty, all of the shop’s products are made with select ingredients by artisans with experience cultivated since the shop first opened. The shop is adjoined by a café which serves beverages, parfaits, anmitsu syrup covered sweet beans, and seasonal items.

    Came here with husband for a break while kids are in Pokemon Center in Takashimaya playing ga-ole. I have long wanted to try japanese desserts. I have heard of course its not too sweet but delicious...

  • MACCHA HOUSE Kyoto Kawaramachi
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    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi Dori 4 rice Yoneya Town rising 382-2
    This store specializing in matcha green tea is located in Kyoto's Shijo Kawaramachi, and among the nine branches they have opened mainly in Asia they provide an original menu that has arranged items reimported from the matcha green tea culture that has developed overseas. Known for using matcha from Kyoto's long-established shop Morihan, on off-days it is so popular that there will be lines several hours long. The most popular item is the matcha tiramisu, in which mascarpone cheese and sponge cake are placed into a masu (traditional square measuring cup) and given a sprinkling of matcha on top. The thick texture with the fragrance of the matcha makes for an exquisite combination and is one of their specialty sweets. The closest station is Kawaramachi Station.

    This is a quaint place. It cashes on on the tourist interest in Japanese tea houses in Kyoto, in the bittreish Matcha tea and the quick service of a Starbucks kind of cafe. It lies on the heart of...

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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