Other Shopping Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square
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    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...

  • Gion Tsujiri Main Store
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    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.

    They have here lovely matcha icecream and a lot of choice, difficult to chose. The cakes are nice nad I certainly come back here.

  • Ohara Fresh Vegetable Market
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    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.

    初めて里の駅という名の大原の駅を訪れましたよ。 大原野菜が数多くあり、遠方からの数多くの方が訪れていましたよ。 特に有機野菜はおすすめですね!!

  • PASS THE BATON KYOTO GION
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    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:)

  • Farmer's Market TAWAWA ASAGIRI
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    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...

  • Asahido Main Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-280
    This shop at the entrance to the pilgrimage route to Kiyomizu-dera Temple specializes Kyoto ware and Kiyomizu ware porcelain. They have a number of special items including both mass-produced small-batch Kyoto ware and Kiyomizu ware, as well as pieces by famous potters and up-and-comers, and dishes perfect for gifts or for daily use. It has changed with the times since its founding in 1870, and stocks traditional Japanese crafts like porcelain, lacquerware, and kiriko cut glass from all over the country, and boasts of the biggest inventory in the country. They carry wine glasses, cutlery, luncheon mats and more to help you find tableware to match your lifestyle.

    Asahido has three stores a few steps from each other on the way to Kiyomizudera. Each is different from the other but all are excellently contains curated top quality, primarily Kyoto-based crafts...

  • Maizuru Red Brick Park Building 3 Maizuru Chiezo (Wisdom Warehouse)
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    Kyoto Maizuru-shi Kitasui 1039-12 Maizuru Red Brick Park
    This is the Building 3 of the collection of red brick buildings of the Maizuru Brick Park, highly valued as national Important Cultural Assets. The buildings were built from the Meiji into the Taisho periods. This building was built as a warehouse for the former Imperial Navy in 1902 and used to store munitions and small arms until after the war. After World War II, it was used by a private warehousing company. The tile roof and wood-framed windows have been restored as per the original plans. In 2007, it was reopened as a place to encourage education, and now it has shops selling souvenirs of Maizuru and the surrounding area, as well as hosting exhibitions regarding the former Imperial Navy.

    1階はお土産物屋さんで、2階が海軍関係の無料の展示施設になっていました。展示は無料だけあって充実しているとは言い難いものでしたが、素通りを推奨するほどひどいものでもありませんでした。赤レンガ博物館も同様でしたが、2階の床板がレトロ感があって、古い物のように見えました。

  • Sanjo-Honke Misuyabari
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Sanjodori Kawaramachi Nishi Iru
    A needle specialty shop with a large signboard announcing its location on Sanjo-dori Street just off of Kawaramachi-dori Street. The store itself is just along a narrow alley. Misuyabari needles, created as if they were little katana swords, are set apart by the lack of resistance you'll feel when sewing. By adding a small angle to the tip of the needle too small to be seen with the naked eye as well as vertical streaks during the polishing process they create needles that pass through the fabric without cutting the threads. It's also fun to look at their array of needles that you wouldn't normally see including American needles, silk needles, and pongee needles.

    It may be a little difficult to find actually being behind the arcade shops in its own private courtyard. This shop is famous among embroiderers after fine quality handmade needles. The shop has...

  • Inukanno Fudokan Kira
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    Kyoto Kameoka-shi Nishibetsuincho Inukanno Hinokuchi 1-2
    This farmer's market and soba noodle restaurant is located in Inukanno district, which is especially suited for growing buckwheat. Visitors can eat Inukanno soba noodles made by the local farming cooperative and purchase fresh local vegetables. Some of the offerings on its menu include handmade hachiwari soba (soba noodles with 80% buckwheat flour and 20% wheat filler), sobagaki (buckwheat dumplings), and ohagi (glutinous rice balls coated in sweet red bean paste). It is also possible to try making soba noodles (reservation required). You can eat the soba you just made right there in the restaurant.

    亀岡の山深い里犬甘野の「季楽」にはもう何回訪ねてきたことでしょう。 もちろん目的は蕎麦です。 ここの手打ちは最高に喉越しがよくて美味しくいただけます。 店先には地元でとれた野菜の販売もしています。

  • Kyoto Ceramic Center
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Higashiyama Gojo Agaru Yugyomaecho 583-1
    This gallery is ten minutes' walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station or ten minutes' drive from Kyoto station. It's at the entrance of Gojozaka, known as the origin of Kiyomizu ware, and displays new pieces from workshops with long years of experience at the traditional development and young potters active in Kyoto. The naturally lit interior and chance to get a feel for the various facets of Kyo ware and Kiyomizu ware make this gallery quite attractive. They also have regular solo and special exhibits, carry out Kyo ware manufacture demonstrations, and can be used as a base for educating new, young potters and raising successors.

    Started the morning here because it was right where the bus dropped us off... Nice stuff if you like ceramic collectables

  • Kazurasei Roho
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    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.

    I got into this shop as I was lost around Kyoto’s market. Got 2 items from there, even I do not speak/read one word in Japanese. Products were so good, so pleasant, effective and of good quality, I...

  • Fugenji Fureai-no-Eki
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    Kyoto Kyotanabe-shi Fugenji Odagaki 62-1
    A shop selling local agricultural products that first opened in 2002. Here you can find Fugenji rice, tea, and local produce grown in temperatures unique to mountainous regions and raised with the local water Fugenji is blessed with. It started as a morning market with eight participants but has grown and now includes almost 80 suppliers. Also popular are their daily bento lunch boxes, chirashi-sushi rice bowls, rolled sushi, red beans and rice, and mugwort dango rice dumplings.

    相変わらず田舎のドライブインと云う感じの場所でした。今回は一休さんの寺や大御堂観音寺へ参拝した途中で立ち寄りました。月・金が休みなので注意。地産品の販売とお茶の接待などがあります。

  • Konohana
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Bakurochou 898 Kitano Tenmangu Shrine South Gate
    This Japanese variety shop is about five minutes on foot from Kitano-Hakubaicho Station on the Kitano Line in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. They have an array of handmade items, including coin purses made with Japanese patterned chirimen silk crepe and stuffed toys. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is nearby, so lots of tourists from Japan and abroad drop by.

    京都の夏は暑く、少し歩いただけでも冷たいものが欲しくなります。そんな中、知人が教えてくれたお店がこちら。 いわゆる甘味処のお店ですが、夏はほぼ下記通りがメイン。他のお店と比べても早めに開店するのが特徴。にも拘わらず、朝から列が出来る程の人気のお店です。日中であれば入店だけに数十分要することも。熱中症対策は必要不可欠です。 いずれのかき氷もてんこ盛りの盛り付けですが、価格は安めに設定されています。シ...

  • Jinento Market
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Takedaaoikecho 125
    "A farmers market located a five-minute walk from Kintetsu Railway Takeda Station. The market carries an abundance fresh ""jinen"" (""natural"") Kyoto fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers which customers can pick up with their own hands and choose which ones to buy. The vegetables and other goods sold in the market are also used to make the dishes served in the adjoining Jinen & Shokudo restaurant. Previously featured in the media, the market also carries farmer-made miso, Japanese pickles, Japanese confections, jams, and side dishes made with Kyoto vegetables."

    Here is my must try plan for this place. There is hot spring and restaurant right next to this market. You can expect to buy not only fresh local veggies, but You can also buy local made groceries...

  • Eirakuya Hosotsuji Ihee Shoten Main Store
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    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.

    創業400年らしき綿布商です。たかが手拭いが数千円の値付けです。当代は京都の観光客が集まる地域に出店し、各地の百貨店催事にも熱心なようです。ビジネスモデルは「中川政七商店」に近い気もしますが、組織能力の活用には結構差があるように見えます。

  • Kyoto Orgel Doh Arashiyama Store
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nishikyo-ku Arashiyamanakaoshitacho 54-3
    A shop specializing in all sorts of music boxes overlooking the Ooigawa River, just a 10-minute walk from the Hankyu Electric Railway Arashiyama Station. They specialize in music boxes with simple timbres so different from the electronic sounds we normally listen to. They have a wide variety from small ones that can fit in the palm of your hand to ones with LED lighting to large music boxes that work as interior design. You can even decorate a music box playing your favorite song with little glass accessories to make a one of a kind original music box.

    オルゴールの博物館です。様々なオルゴールが販売されており、見るだけで楽しくなります。招き猫のオルゴール、ジブリのオルゴール、ガラスや陶器のオルゴール、賑やかな店内です。お土産にぜひ立ち寄りたいお店です。

  • cozyca products shop HIRAETH
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachidori Ebisugawa Agaru Sashimonocho 322
    This stationery shop is located on Kawaramachi-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They deal in various kinds of goods typical of Kyoto, like Japanese washi paper items, postcards, stationery, Japanese accessories, and more. They have a popular Koto (zither) Experience Salon on the second floor. Lots of tourists from Japan and abroad visit this shop looking for Kyoto souvenirs.

    和風の一筆箋、ポチ袋、付箋、メモ帳、クリアファイルなどがありました。どれもかわいく、他であまり見たことがないものが多かったです。

  • Mori-Toki-Kan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-254
    "A boutique pottery, souvenir, and gift shop located a six-minute walk from the ""Kiyomizu-michi"" bus stop. The shop carries original pottery creations and Kyoto goods and also offers fun and casual ceramics classes in a pottery studio which makes famous Kyoto Kiyomizu ware. Classes include making a mug by hand using a hand-turned wheel, and decorating an unglazed piece of pottery such as a yunomi teacup, mug, or rice bowl. The shop also sells cute Kyoto knickknacks and accessories as well as its own original ceramic lampshades which shine with the traditions of Kiyomizu ware and the skills of master artisans."

    清水坂途中にある陶器のお店。坂沿いにあるショーケースには、清水焼の照明陶器が、可愛かった。更にこのお店は、うさぎデザインに力を入れているようで、うさぎ柄の沢山のお土産が売られている。

  • Kyoto Sanjo Takematsu
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Sanjodori Ohashi Higashi Iru 3-39
    This bamboo craft specialist shop was founded in 1943. They offer a wide variety of products including chopsticks, baskets, bags, and other made from bamboo strips. Every product is a shining example of craftsmanship, and is sure to keep its freshness even with daily use. Bamboo crafts have a light, easy feel and are a great accent for a variety of scenes, not only in traditional Japanese restaurants and gardens, but also fit in western style cafes and restaurants. The chopsticks are perfect to help evoke the feeling and view of the seasons at the dinner table, with fine tips and deep functionality.

    竹松は京阪三条駅の近くにある竹製品などのお店です。かごバッグや調理道具、民芸品などがあります。懐かしいものもいろいろとありました。高級品から手軽なものまでそろっています。

  • Kani Ichiban (Kizu Branch)
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    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.

    京丹後鉄道の夕日ヶ浦木津温泉駅から徒歩圏内です。大きな蟹の看板が目印です。店内は広く、生け簀では蟹が脚を動かしています。大きさも多様です。蟹の他にも、丹後の地酒や海産物など、お土産物がずらりと並んでいます。

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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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