Shopping Spots in Kyoto Area

  • 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.
  • Kyoto Station Building
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    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.

    たこ焼きを食べました。外はカリッと、中はふんわりしている生地でした。ぷりぷりのタコがはいっていておいしかった。

  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
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    4.0
    100 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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...

  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
    Shopping
    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.
  • The Cube
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    4.0
    75 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...

  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    京都駅周辺はデパートも混雑していますが、河原町周辺は観光客をすこーし目引いて混雑予想できます。昼なら混雑少なく購入しました‼焼き菓子は手土産に最高❗

  • 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.
  • Pokémon Center Kyoto
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    4.0
    38 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku 4 Jodori Muromachi Higashiiri Kankobokocho 78 Kyoto Economic Affairs Center SUINA Muromachi 2F

    If you need a stuffed toy Pokémon, you’ll get it here. Also bags, jewelry, socks, phone covers, cosmetics, t-shirts and whatnot.. A Pikachu stuffed toy in Japanese clothing is a nice souvenir for a...

  • Kyoto BAL
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    4.0
    27 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.

    Kyoto Bal is a shopping facility on Kawaramachi Avenue. As the majority of its tenants are fashionable boutiques of high standard, it is not really my place. However, I sometimes go there, because...

  • Aeon Mall (Kyoto Gojo)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Kyukyodo
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    4.5
    34 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi Tsutomu Hanakoji Le Honno-ji Temple 520
    This venerable shop located in Teramachi in Kyoto City sells calligraphy supplies and incense and was founded in 1663. Originally opened as a pharmacy, the shop sold folk remedies; gradually, however, it came to sell incense and stationary. The shop sells Japanese and Western incenses in easy to use forms. The Japanese incense is made with natural ingredients according to a method unchanged since the days of the Heian dynasty. The Western incense is made primarily of perfumes and fragrances and is distinguished by its slightly florid scent. The shop sells some 10 thousand items, of which around four to five thousand are kept in ready stock at any one time.

    Amazing place for paper and writing goods, boxes, souvenirs, and for good range of incense products. recommended.

  • 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.

    テレビの番組で、外国人シェフが選ぶ和菓子ランキングで出町ふたばの豆大福が2位入っていたので、京都に行った時に訪れました。テレビでは、売り切れて買えないこともあるとの事でしたが、コロナの移動制限が解除された直後の金曜の昼頃ですが、10人程の列で10分ほど待ちましたが買えました。豆餅、黒豆大福など購入し、夜に頂きましたが、あんこが甘過ぎず、柔らかな触感で美味しくいただきました。賞味期限は1日のため、地...

  • Maizuru Brick Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Maidurushi Kitasui 1039-2
    A historic site located a 10-minute walk from JR Higashi-Maizuru Station. This collection of 12 red brick buildings served as an ordinance warehouse for the former Japanese Navy from the Meiji through the Taisho period; eight of these buildings have been designated Important Cultural Properties. In order to make use of these structures, the site was opened up as a sightseeing and exchange facility by Maizuru City in 2012. Today, it is open to the general public as an event hall and museum with exhibits on the history of the former Japanese Navy. There is also a sightseeing cruise facility and a restaurant which serves the same curry as is enjoyed by the modern day Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.
  • PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION
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    4.5
    19 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sueyoshichou 77-6
    This select recycle shop is located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. In addition to old clothes and accessories, they also carry products through a collaboration with Dento Kogei and sell various other items. The interior is a renovated machiya (town house) with a traditional Japanese atmosphere, and has an adjoining cafe space called Tea and Sake room Tasuki.

    Excellent salon de thé .Great shave ice dessert with lemon meringue. Tea service was great and mochi desserts as well. great location in the Gion district. enjoy:)

  • Porta
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji-machi 902
    Kyoto’s first underground mall opened in 1980 and located below the north side of the Kyoto JR, subway, and municipal bus station. Porta was remodeled in 2014 together with Kyoto Station’s The Cube shopping facility and houses over 120 businesses offering fashionable clothing and cosmetics for women in their 20s and 30s, restaurants, and Kyoto souvenirs. Visitors can also find many great souvenirs for tourists here, making it a great place to visit while waiting for a train or bus.
  • Kyoto Nishiki Ichiba Shopping Street
    Shopping
    Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Nakagyo-ku
    This shopping street is located on Nishikikoji-dori Street in Kyoto City. Known as Kyoto's kitchen, it is famous for having various food ingredients from Kyoto. The street is full of unique things you can snack on while walking, such as yuba (tofu skin) cream croquettes from Hanayori Kiyoe, or charcoal grilled mitarashi dango (rice dough dumplings with sweet-salty sauce) from Nishiki Mochitsukiya.
  • Arashiyama Shoryuen
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryuji Front of the gate
    Arashiyama Shoryuen is a commercial facility near Arashiyama Station in Kyoto's Ukyo Ward. Sixteen long-standing shops have been brought together under the theme, Old shops are fun. The first floor has food and a cafe, while crafts are sold on the second floor. In addition, all the shops sell merchandise that is available only at Shoryuen, so tourists like to visit.

    Arashiyama Syoryuen was a shop arcade on the main street with souvenir shops and restaurants. There were restroom facilities and seats available. Visitors would find this place useful after long...

  • Nakamura Tokichi Main store
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    4.5
    421 Reviews
    Shopping
    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)

  • LAQUE Shijo Karasuma
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shirokyo-ku Shijyodoro Muromachi Tohto Haketanoboro cho 101
    This high-quality fashion building including specialty shops and Kyoto’s first brand is directly connected to exit 22 and 24 of Hankyu Electric Railway Karasuma Station. Besides the 15 fashion brand shops, there are also imported sundries and everyday items, and a fitness studio which can be enjoyed by people with various lifestyles. There are many ways to enjoy the mall such as having your nails done in the nail salon, learn to cook in the cooking studio, or just spend time relaxing at the café. There is also a variety of dining choices such as Japanese and a French delicatessen.

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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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