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  • Kyukyodo
    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.
  • Takezasado
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Aya Hokkaido Saikuin Eastern Inl Shinkaiza cho 737
    The main Takezasado shop and studio, which was established in 1999 with the aim of promoting woodblock printing by the Takenaka Mokuban woodblock printing workshop, itself founded in 1891. In addition to making woodblock prints to order, providing woodblock print planning and design, holding woodblock printing classes, and examining and restoring old woodblock prints, the studio also sells exclusive products such as book covers made with woodblock print techniques.
  • Kazurasei Roho
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Shijyodori Gion Town North 285
    The flagship Gion location of this shop founded in 1865 selling women’s haircare products, kanzashi hairpins, and hair ornaments. The shop carries hand carved Japanese box tree combs, ornate hairpins designed with seasonal motifs changed out monthly, and haircare products made with camellia oil gathered on the Goto Archipelago.
  • Uragu
    Shopping
    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.
  • seisuke88 Main store
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyodo Kawaramachi Higashiro Nakajimacho 83 Hakegawa Building 1F
    Seisuke 88 is located in a spot across the Sanjohashi Bridge from Sanjo Station and sells accessories including bags and pouches . The unique aspect is that the designs are modern twists on ones made in the Meiji period, i.e. “learning from the past”. Representative Takahashi Seisuke got the idea after he found a Meiji-period design book and kimono sash material in a Kyoto storehouse, and now chooses color schemes that retain the original feel while fitting modern lifestyles. The finished work of the artisans feels new but retains a chic antique charm.
  • Hyakumanben Tedukuri-Ichi (handicraft market)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Tanakamonzenchou 103 inside Chikusaji temple
    This is a flea market held on the grounds of Hyakumanben Chionji Temple in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City selling hand-made goods. The market is held on the 15th of every month. In addition to selling handmade everyday items, there is also a variety of homemade bread, cakes and sweets on offer. The market began with only a few stalls but has expanded over the last five years and now exceeds 450 stalls. The stalls in the market are decided by lottery each month, so you may not be able to find the same stall as the month before. Many customers enjoy the market casually seeking a once in a lifetime encounter.
  • RAAK Main Store
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Muromachi sister's path Down Le ruking town 358
    This is specialty store of accessories specializing in Japanese hand towels. The store, with an atmosphere of a traditional town house with a chic interior, sells colorful towels and furoshiki—a square cloth for wrapping items to carry. In addition to traditional Japanese style patterns such as dogs and cherry blossoms, there are also pop and contemporary patterns reminiscent of Scandinavian goods. Many small items other than towels, such as bags, fans, and purses with a metal clasp, are available, and many customers visit to look for souvenirs.
  • Gion Tsujiri Main Store
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    4.0
    90 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    I found this place by chance as the food looked quite attractive and had a really clean bamboo decor finish so I and decide to give it a go. All that has to be said is that the Matcha parfait is...

  • Kungyokudo
    Shopping
    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto shi, Kamigyo-ku Horikawa dori Nishi Honganji temple
    This long-established store of incense near Nishi Honganji Temple is a 15 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station. The inside of the shop is large, and soft light creates a quiet atmosphere. The shop conveys one of Japan’s three largest forms of art, Kodo (traditional incense-smelling ceremony) to the present age. On the first floor of the store you can find gifts and items for the home, and on the second floor aroma bags and incense burners that can be enjoyed easily everyday are sold. Of course not only items for gifts but also able to be used for various purposes such as a room decoration and wearing. In Kungyokudo there is a fragrance seat facing the courtyard, and classes to experience incense smelling are held.
  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    The small train station is located in the center of the town. There are many souvenir shops and eating houses inside. Particularly there is a "kimono alley" by the side of the train tracks for...

  • Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihee Shoten Main Store
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Muromachi Tsurumi Sanjo climb Overaller town 368
    This cotton cloth shop which was founded around the beginning of the Edo period in 1615 is a well-known shop with a history of more than 400 years. They sell more than 200 types of products including tenugui (hand towels) with reproductions of patterns from the Meiji period to the early Showa period, and tenugui featuring designs that are collaborations with well-known Kyoto brand shops and artists. In addition to their wealth of accessories including tote bags and handkerchiefs using tenugui fabrics and patterns as well as pouches, their furoshiki with can also be used as bags are popular. The second floor also has a gallery pertaining to tenugui culture. The closest station is Karasuma Oike Station.

    手拭いと風呂敷を購入。風呂敷はスタッフさんにお願いしたら、バッグ型に作って包装してくれました。とにかく柄が多いです。

  • Kyo-Komono Kinugasa
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Ryouanjigoryounoshitachou 5
    This shop selling small Japanese articles is located at the front entrance to Ryoanji Temple, the sightseeing spot known for its rock garden, and it stocks a broad range of items that mostly include accessories made with Kyoto printed silk and Nishijin silk fabrics. One of its popular products is the hexagon-shaped “nejiiri-bako” box that is made with Nishijin silk gold brocade; it opens with a gentle twist, and can be used as an accessory case. In addition, the shop is full of Kyoto accessories that make perfect souvenirs such as Goshuin-cho cases, clasped pouches, furoshiki wrapping cloths, incense and trinkets. They also sell products that are related to Ryoanji Temple. The closest station is Ryoanji Station.

    This shop located midway on the road called "Kinukake no michi" running through from Kinkakuji, Ryoanji, to Ninnaji, kind of off the beaten path in westside Kyoto. There are lots of Japanese...

  • PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION
    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.
  • Kisen Chaya
    Shopping
    Kyoto Ujishi Uji Tougawa 13
    Kisen Chaya offers original products only available there, including sweets packed with Uji tea from Kyoto's own Uji City. Their matcha soft serve ice cream and chadango dumplings are popular. The second floor offers sit-down meals of seasonal cuisine with fresh, local ingredients. They also rent kimono.
  • Farmer's Market TAWAWA ASAGIRI
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    4.5
    15 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kameokashi Shinochounojou Uemata 30JA Kyoto Shino Branch Next
    This farmer's market is in Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture. It's the largest in the prefecture and sells vegetables, meat, and milk produced locally throughout the year. They stock a variety of items like Kyoto vegetables and black beans, as well as processed products like dressings and sauces. Their rice flour bread made with the Tango koshihikari variety of rice is popular.

    Black soybeans from Kameoka, red sato imo potatoes, very large fresh peanuts (makes good peanut butter), large red turnips, strange mushrooms, and other things only found in this area, freshly picked...

  • Tamba Wine House
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    4.5
    8 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kyoto Funaigunkyoutambachou Toyota Chihara 83
    The Tamba Wine House, in Kyotamba Town, Funai County, Kyoto Prefecture, has their own expansive vineyard and brewery where you can observe the wine making process from fermentation through to bottling, and then enjoy some wine tasting at the salon bar. The restaurant offers cuisine made from regional produce and Tamba beef. Wine and souvenir gifts can be purchased at the shop.

    クリスマス・大晦日用のワインを探しに行きましたが、先ずは腹ごしらえ。葡萄畑のよく見えるレストランで食事、無論ワイン付。30代のシェフが頑張ってます。陽当たり抜群のテーブルでいい時間が過ごせます。帰りには予定していた買い物が出来ました。

  • Ohara Fresh Vegetable Market
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    3.5
    16 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharanomurachou 1012
    This is a direct sales store in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. This market sells fresh vegetables grown in the nearby Ohara area, and various rice cakes made from mochi-rice. Every Sunday the market teems with vendors selling their homegrown produce. The market diner offers homemade breakfast okayu porridge and oyakodon.

    寂光院も、三千院にも行きあきたし…と言うことで、大勢の観光客とは反対に、南方向に川沿いの道を歩いて「里の駅」へ。農家の栽培した野菜や地元スタッフが作った餅類などが売られていたが、やや平凡。我々はソフトでも食べようかと言っていたら、ある茶店、と言うかテント張りの簡易販売店の店先に、「赤い甘酒」という表示を発見。しかも、お値段は一杯150円ナリと泣かせる。「どんなもんかな」とトライしてみたら、甘酸っぱ...

  • Kani Ichiban (Kizu Branch)
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutangoshi Aminochoukitsu 376
    Located in the city of Kyotango in Kyoto Prefecture, Kani Ichiban is a souvenir shop marked by a distinctive sign featuring a giant crab. Customers can buy crabs, lobsters and other seafood caught in nearby fishing grounds, as well as other locally produced products. It is a favorite spot for tourists, who come in great numbers during the crab season in particular. The shop also has a foot bath, fed by a natural hot spring, that customers may use free of charge.
  • Kyoto Chidoriya (Ginkakuji Branch)
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamiminamidachou 65-1
    Kyoto Chidoriya has been dealing in make-up, beauty products and Japanese-style accessories for geiko (geisha) and maiko (apprentice geiko) since its founding in 1949. Its directly owned Ginkakuji Branch is located along Shishigatani-dori Avenue in Jodoji Kami-Minamida-cho. It sells skin care products made from carefully chosen and blended ingredients, including a unique face powder made from arrowroot, along with other beauty care items and Japanese-style accessories.
  • Shoindo
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 3-319
    Shoindo is a pottery shop in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. In business since 1855, it specializes in Japanese-style tableware and sells the varieties known as Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki. It is still in its original building, which gives it a special atmosphere. Customers can buy tea cups, bowls, teapots, and many other kinds of useful pottery as either souvenirs for themselves or as gifts.

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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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