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Household Goods / Daily Necessities Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Kyoto Ohashi Kobo (Chopsticks)
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Hanazonotenjugaokacho 16-5
    This shop is Japan's only Order Made Chopstick shop and makes their chopsticks to the customer's specifications while they started with only using local Kyoto bamboo, they've expanded to include carefully chosen famous woods from all around Japan and rare woods from around the world. Along with their order made chopsticks they also produce bamboo serving chopsticks, all purpose cooking chopsticks, chopsticks for griling, chopsticks for pickling, and chopsticks for boxed lunches.
  • WTV Select Glasses Shin-kyogoku Nishiki Shop
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Higashigawacho 535-1 Nishiki Tenjinmae
    "This glasses shop, founded in 1917, is in front of Shinkyogoku's Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine. Their motto is ""fun to wear glasses"" and they offer a huge variety of popular brands and domestic glasses. This shop prides itself on their speed. They can finish your glasses within nine minutes of receiving your order. They have designs ranging from Kyoto-esqeu to modern foreign brands, as well as traditional Sabae glasses from Fukui."
  • Uragu
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Miyakawasuji 4-297
    A stationary shop located in the Miyakawa-cho neighborhood of Higashiyama Ward selling postcards, writing paper, envelopes, and book covers. Situated inside a former tea house, the shop sells a wide variety of exclusively designed products. The shop name is a play on a verb meaning “to be happy” and the shop offers goods for conveying your happiness to your loved ones.
  • KYO-TO-TO Main Store
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Hoshinochou 93-28
  • idola (Main Shop)
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyodori Fujikoji Square SACRABLD.3F
    This handicraft store is in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell antique and vintage beads and buttons and offer thousands of items for handicrafts gathered from all over the world. These differ in era, country of origin, size, and design. Besides materials for handicrafts, they also sell finished goods, accessories, and other miscellany.
  • Nijiyura (Kyoto Sanjo Branch)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Benkeishichou 38-1
    Nijiyura is a shop in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward that specializes in Japanese traditional washcloths. Its brand of washcloths is produced according to traditional methods in dyeworks in Sakai in Osaka and are sold in many variations. Since the shop is located near both the Museum of Kyoto and the Kamo River, it attracts large numbers of foreign tourists who are interested in Japanese culture.
  • Seikosha
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Tawarayachou 437
    Seikosha is a small but venerable bookstore located in a remodeled old traditional house. The books are arranged in an unusual way reminiscent of an art space. Unlike most bookstores, it stocks mostly books that might be thought of as luxury items. The shop also has a coffee bar and regularly schedules workshops related to music or books.
  • Hohohoza (Jodoji Branch)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojibambachou 71 High Nest Building 1/2 F
    Hohohoza is a bookstore in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It was formerly called Gake Shobo, but it moved and reopened with a new name. The first floor features new publications and miscellaneous times, as well as gallery space for exhibitions. The second floor features used books and miscellaneous items, and it is frequented by booklovers as a place where one may find an exciting rare book.
  • Umwelt
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Yoshikawa-dori Miyuki Cho Nishi Tamaki cho 588-1
    This select variety shop is on Ebisugawa-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell antique furniture, vessels, accessories, and more from Japan and Europe. The shop owner lived in Denmark at one point and makes trips abroad to purchase a wide variety of interior decor and other items, ranging in style from retro to contemporary.
  • Kyoto Shabonya (Sanjo main store)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Masuyachou Sanjyutsu 55 Shiratori Building 1F
    Kyoto Shabonya is located in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward, five minutes' walk from Karasuma-Oike Station on the Karasuma Line of the Kyoto Metro. It sells handmade soap and also has a cafe with a foot bath. Each cake of soap is made individually, using only the finest ingredients, and the store also deals in bath salts, cosmetics and bathroom accessories. The cafe inside the building lets customers pay to make their own soap in the shape of baked sweets.
  • Cohaku Kairashi
    1 Reviews
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama ku Higashi Oji-way Takadaiji Minami-dori Mondo Inl Buretten-cho 58-3
    Cohaku Kairashi is a retail showroom for souvenirs of Kyoto located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. Kairashi is Kyoto dialect for cute, and the idea is that a piece of merchandise is so cute that customers find themselves wanting to give it to someone. The glass-walled, retro Western-style building stands out from other buildings, and inside are items that differ from conventional souvenirs of Kyoto in appealing to a more mature sensibility. The merchandise includes Kyoto hard candy, toad mouth purses, and accessories, variety goods and small items that are a cut above the rest, including items designed in collaboration with famous Kyoto stores.

    高台寺の帰り道ふと目に飛び込んできた素敵な建物。 なんのお店だろうと入ると京都で作られたジュエリーやバッグのお店でした。 日本人デザイナーのお洋服やヴィンテージ時計なども扱っていて、東京でも中々こんなに面白い品揃えのお店はないので、とても興味を惹かれました。 特にジュエリーが素敵でここにしかない特別なものをお探しな方にはぜひおすすめです。

  • Kamiya (Inari Branch)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Fukakusainarionmaechou 78-3
    Only one minutes' walk from JR Inari Station in Kyoto's Fushimi Ward, Kamiya specializes in Kyoto-style cosmetics. In addition to oil blotting paper, cotton paper and other cosmetic paper products, silk balls for massaging the face, green tea soap and other beauty care products. Kyoto-style gift packs are popular souvenirs, and the shop attracts tourists from all over the world.
  • Uragno
    1 Reviews
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shi Higashiyama ku Shio Alumni road Yamato Great Higashi entrance 3 chome Honkicho 672
    Uragno is a stationery store in Kyoto's Higashiyama ward. The high-ceilinged atrium gives this store, with its expansive Japanese-modern design, an open and airy atmosphere. In addition to letter and note paper and money envelopes, the store also deals in unique stationery products that blend sophisticated design with practicality. There are also exhibition sales of cushions, furoshiki cloths, and other variety and interior goods.


  • Unsodo Publishing House
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Minami Entrance 459 Maomichi-mae-cho
    Unsodo, founded in 1891, is a venerable publishing house in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward and the only one in Japan that produces woodblock books. Every step of the process, including carving, pressing the paper onto the plates, and binding, is done by hand according to traditional methods. They also produce art books and woodblock-printed artisan books, and sell and produce small Japanese-style variety goods with original designs.
  • Uragu Hatch
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Yasaka-dori Higashi Ojiya Higashi-in Ueda cho 84-1
    Uragu Hatch is a stationery store located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It sells stationery in original designs, as well as small items, such as pottery and washcloths. Most of its merchandise is greeting cards, writing pads, money envelopes and other paper times, but it also sells Japanese-style stationery that is both well-designed and practical. This shop has proved to be quite popular with tourists.
  • Kamiji Kakimoto
    2 Reviews
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Ru Tokiwaki Town 54
    Founded in 1845, Kamiji Kakimoto is a venerable store that sells paper in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward. It sells not only handcrafted washi (traditional handmade paper) but also small items made from washi. The shop sells washi for every lifestyle and purpose: writing, wrapping, creative activities, or playing, with an abundant selection of varieties for each use.


  • Owariya
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shinkinen Maebashi Yamato Oji Tohto Nishinocho 201
    Owariya specializes in selling incense in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. In addition to the incense sticks used at Buddhist altars, the shop also deals in unique varieties of incense. Round incense balls, available in many colors at a reasonable price, are very popular, and their attractive appearance makes them favorite souvenirs for tourists.
  • Ueba Esou (Kyoto Main Shop)
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Dong-dong Hill Takatsuji Le Lantern Town 579
    Ueba Esou is a nail salon in Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward. It was founded in 1751 as a maker of white gofun pigment and carried mainly tools and materials for Japanese-style painters. It still deals in these products for artists, but in recent years, it has begun to sell its Gofun Cosmetics Series, which includes nail art products and soap. Made from carefully selected natural ingredients, these nail art products are increasingly popular souvenirs of Kyoto, and some items are sold only at the main shop in Kyoto.
  • Don Quijote Kyoto Avanti
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Minami-ku Higashikujonishisannocho 31-banchi
  • Home improvement center Musashi Kyoto Yahata
    Kyoto Yawata-shi Kinmeidai Kita 3-1

Kyoto Areas


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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