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Shopping Mall / Shopping Street Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Nishiki Market
    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.
  • Aeon Mall (Kyoto Gojo)
    56 Reviews
    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...

  • Aeon Mall (KYOTO)
    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.
  • Momo Terrace
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Momoyamachouyamanoshita 32
    Momo Terrace is a large shopping mall opened in February 2015 in the Fushimi-Momoyama area. In keeping with the name of the region, a peach (momo) tree is planted at the edge of the plaza at the main entrance. The food court inside has a children's area and a nearby party room, making it easy for parents to gather with their friends. Furthermore, a free smartphone app called NEARLY lets you access useful information about each shop in Momo Terrace.
  • 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.
  • ASTY Kyoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3
    A shopping mall located near the Shinkansen (bullet train) ticket gate in Kyoto Station. In addition to the first floor Asty Road area and second floor Asty Square area, the mall also has spaces inside the Shinkansen ticket area. In addition to restaurants, souvenir shops, and bento box lunch shops, the facility hosts a variety of tenants, including life goods shops, the Matsumoto Kiyoshi drug store, and the Uniqlo clothing shop.
  • City Bus and Subway Information Guide
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujichou
    The Kyoto Station City Bus and Subway Information Guide is located inside the bus ticket center just outside the Karasuma Central Entrance of Kyoto Station. Here one can obtain the “Bus Navi” information pack with route maps, fares and ticket issuing spots for city bus and subway services. They also sell day travel passes which are needed if tourists wish to travel around at ease. English language information is also available meaning there are many international visitors, and in Golden Week and other tourist seasons the place gets especially busy so be warned!
  • 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.
  • Kyoto BAL
    21 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.

    One of the most beautiful department stores I have ever visited. Very helpful and elegantly dressed staff; excellent brands, aesthetically pleasing presentation of products and great smell on every...

  • Kyoto Station Building
    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.
  • Amity Tango
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Aminochouamino 367
    This tourist facility in Amino-cho, Kyotango City, Kyoto Prefecture displays materials related to local industry and sells speciality goods. The shop offers traditional Tango goods and foodstuffs including Tango chirimen (silk crepe), silk products, processed marine products, processed agricultural products and local sake. Using stenciling and marbling methods, it is possible to create one’s own original dye-patterned handkerchief—a small group can even participate in the activity without reservation. There is a morning market held every Sunday.
  • Kyoto Nishiki Ichiba Shopping Street
    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.
  • Kyoto Sanjo-kai Shopping Street
    Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Nakagyo-ku
    This long-established shopping street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City runs from Horikawa Sanjo to Senbon Sanjo. Approximately 800 meters in length, it is the largest in west Japan. With approximately 180 stores such as restaurants and specialty shops lining the street, not only tourists but local residents also go there to get anything they need.
  • Taishogun Shopping Street (Ichijyo Yokai Street)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Ichijouonmae Nishi-oki-machi
    At the northernmost part of Rakuchu, the shopping street has a monster theme based on the legend that monsters called Tsukumogami marched down the Ichijo street. This fun shopping street holds events such as Ichijo Hyakki-Yagyo (Night Parade of One Hundred Monsters), the largest event held by the Taishogun Shopping Street held every summer, and the monster flea market, Mononoke Market. On the third Saturday of every October, the area becomes lively with a parade of people in monster costumes.
  • Koto Cross HankyuKawaramachi
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo Ward Shijyo Town Kawaramachi Northeastern corner
    Kotocross Hankyu Kawaramachi is a facility complex rooted in the community where adults can enjoy Kyoto. There are nine floors to keep visitors entertained, including a women-only fitness club, classes where participants learn how to cook, make bread, cookies, and more, and local restaurants. It's super convenient since it's directly accessible from the first basement floor ticket gate of Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
  • Teramachi Kyogoku Shopping Street
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Eirakuchou
    This shopping street is located on Teramachi-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto and connects Sanjo and Shijo. It is lined with approx. 170 different shops, including clothing, miscellaneous goods and cafes. Many events in each season are held there, such as for Tanabata (Star Festival) and Christmas. There is a mosaic compass at the entrance that has become the symbol of the shopping street. It has been loved by locals for a long time.
  • Asty Road
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 JR Tokai Kyoto Station Campus
    Asty Road is a multiple retailer area on the first floor of Asty Kyoto, the shopping mall at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward. There customers will find a drug store, fashion shops, and shops where they can buy souvenirs of Kyoto. There are also large food areas that let customers sample such familiar Kyoto foods and beverages as yuba (soy milk skin) and matcha green tea.
  • Asty Square
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 JR Tokai Kyoto Station Campus
    Asty Square is a multiple retailer area on the second floor of Asty Kyoto, the shopping mall at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward. It has a bakery, as well as a full range of souvenir shops where customers can purchase Kyoto-style pickles and other souvenirs of the Kansai region including Kyoto. There are also several shops where passengers transferring between Shinkansen trains or other trains can buy box lunches to eat on board.
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto, Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Shigamaru Dojo Shijo Le Mercuryyacho 620
    This business complex connected to the Hankyu Karasumaru Station and the Shijo Station on the Karasumaru Metro Line is in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. The business floors are B1 through the third floor, which accommodate shops, restaurants, a theater and a gallery. The complex provides a wonderful environment for the local residents to shop and relax.
  • Itonowa
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward Just 2-357
    Located about 10 minutes' walk from JR Tambaguchi Station in Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward is a joint retail space, based on the concept of a 33-meter market united by thread. Cafes and shops that sell items made of thread share a common space created when two adjacent abandoned houses were remodeled. The mood inside is pleasant and attracts both local residents and tourists.

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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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