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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Cube
    79 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.

    A shopping area inside Kyoto station, with plenty of opportunities to buy Japan and Kyoto related souvenirs, such as local products and snacks, for both Japanese and foreign tourists. Worth a look if...

    75 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kita-ku Kinugasakagamiishicho 47

    We did this as an evening bus tour , which included a lovely meal and a Maiko dance performance and a walk through the Shozan Garden resort in the evening . Was a very beautiful experience , food was...

  • Aeon Mall (Kyoto Gojo)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sainoiwakechou 25-1
    "A shopping mall located in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, with approximately 130 stores. A large interior is fully equipped with a walking course called ""AEON MALL Walking"" that includes signs showing the calories burned and other information."
  • Arashiyama Shoryuen
    18 Reviews
    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...

  • Kyoto Nishiki Market Shopping Street Promotion Association
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Tominokojidori 4-jo Agaru Nishi-daimonjicho 609
    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.
  • Ryomadori Shopping Street
    32 Reviews
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Kurumamachi

    伏見城の外堀にあたる濠川の蓬莱橋近くにあるレトロな雰囲気の商店街。 明治維新の立役者のひとり坂本龍馬の名前を冠した商店街で、その龍馬ゆかりの寺田屋が近所にありました。 他にも鳥羽伏見の戦いの激戦地跡、伏見長州藩邸跡、伏見土佐藩邸跡、会津藩駐屯地跡など幕末に興味ある方なら一度は来たいエリアの一つですね。 商店街は特に龍馬に関するものが多く、龍馬グッズの店やシャッターに龍馬の絵が描かれた店や、龍馬と...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kyoto BAL
    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 Sanjo-kai Shopping Street
    1 Reviews
    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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Teramachi Kyogoku Shopping Street
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Eirakuchou
    "This shopping district is located on Teramachi-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, connecting Sanjo and Shijo streets. About 170 stores including fashion stores, variety shops, cafes, etc. line this street. Seasonal events such as Tanabata and Christmas are also held. This shopping district, which has a ""mosaic compass"" at the entrance as a symbol, is loved by many people. The giant lanterns, the biggest in Kyoto, hang at each entrance from Sanjo and Shijo streets."
  • Kawaramachi OPA
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kawaramachi Dojo Jojo, Chukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
    A one-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station and a five-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. This shopping mall is situated along Kawaramachi-dori Street and hosts a variety of establishments between its nine aboveground floors and one basement floor. One of its appeals is its conveniently accessible location. Targeting young people from teens to people in their 30s, many of the mall's tenants are fashionable apparel shops for women and there are also several beauty salons. There is a money changing machine on floor B1. Several of the shops are branch locations of nationwide chains and there are also cafes where you can enjoy a meal. Hours may vary by establishment.
  • 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!
  • 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.
    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.

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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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