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Souvenirs Spots in Kyoto Area

  • 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.
  • Kungyokudo
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    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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    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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    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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    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...

  • Kisen Chaya
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    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.
  • Tamba Wine House
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    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。

  • 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.
  • Tohgoro
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gojoubashihigashi 6-539
    This Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki pottery shop is in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. They sell authentic Kyoto pottery, working with the concept of harmony between the traditional and the modern. They deal in art ceramics and more common items like tea cups and pots that are great for gifts, as novelty items, and more.

    清水寺に通じる坂の一つ。修学旅行生などで賑わう通りとは別で、比較的静か。少し寂しくもあるが、ゆっくり歩くならこちら。

  • MO-AN
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-246
    The Japanese confectionery store is located in front of the Kiyomizudera Temple Monzen in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. This store sells the KiyomizuOfukuhan and Hyakufukuarare crackers made with discriminatingly selected ingredients. There is a cafe in the store where one can enjoy warabimochi cakes or a lunch meal, but the lunchis limited to the first 20 customers only. Many visitors take a break here and buy some souvenirs.
  • 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.
  • Kyo no Miyage
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3 ASTY Kyoto Kyoto Station within Shinkansen ticket gate
    This souvenir shop is in Asty Kyoto by the Hachijo Exit of the Tokaido Shinkansen's Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell local sweets, pickles, sake, and more. They also have items like the chocolate Kyo-no-Rocher sold only at their store. Lots of tourists come for Kyoto souvenirs.
  • Kohchosai Kosuga Kyoto Main Shop
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyodo Kawaramachi Higashiro Nakajimacho 74 The Royal Park Hotel Kyoto Sanjo 1F
    The directly operated shop of the long-established bamboo product maker founded in 1898, it is located about a three-minute walk from the Tozai Line's Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They are famous for their flower baskets that continue to be made with unique designs, and for the utensils named minotake developed by the designer Makoto Koizumi. Many tourists from both Japan and abroad visit to find bamboo items carefully made one by one.
  • Paper craft shop PAPIE
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi Tsutomu Yuzuki Kamiru Arbitrage town 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。

  • The Chiri-Men Craft Museum (Arashiyama Main Branch)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujitsukurimichichou 19-2
    This souvenir shop is near the Arashiyama Station on the Randen Arashiyama Tram Line. It sells Japanese accessories made from the chirimen silk crepe that's so popular in the Kansai region. They present an array of colorful items in their elegantly designed building that harmonizes with the Arashiyama scenery. In addition to traditional goods such as mari balls and tsuribina, or charms for the growth of children, they also offer products like wallets, furoshiki wrapping cloths used for pouches and bags, and smartphone gear. It's also popular for seasonal accessories.
  • Washi Club (Kodaiji Branch)
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto city Higashiyama ku Kodaiji Shimokawaramachi cho 530 Lok Shi Nen
    Washi Club sells washi (handmade traditional Japanese paper) in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It sells all kinds of carefully designed paper products, including money envelopes, pocket paper, and note paper. It also plans and manufacturers its own small variety goods, allowing customers to appreciate many aspects of washi. Customers who reserve ahead of time can receive a lesson in creating washi and make their own unique sample.
  • Nakamura Shoten Scents and Candles
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku, Gotomi-dori Senhoro East incense Nishigatsudo-cho 54
    Located in Kyoto's Kamigyo Ward. Nakamura Shoten has been selling candles and incense sticks since its founding in the 19th century, and it is the official purveyor of such items to Kurama-dera Temple. In the shop, customers will find ordinary candles, picture candles hand decorated by yuzen craftsmen, and floating candles. Candles are becoming more and more popular.
  • Kaze no Yakata
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamiminamidachou 67
    Kaze no Yakata sells mobiles in a shop located along the Philosopher's Walk in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. The building, constructed in a mixture of Japanese and Western styles with a glass front, is packed with mobiles of all kinds, standing ones and hanging ones that sway gently in perfect balance. In addition, the shop sells a lot of themed items typical of Kyoto, such as kinu temari, ornamental balls made of silk thread. The shop also sells seasonal decorative items.
  • Miyawaki Baisenan
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Roktondori Alley Higashiiruru Ogurocho 80-3
    A seven-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station and a 10 minute walk from Shijo Station, Karasuma Station, and Kawaramachi Station. This shop, located close to the intersection between Rokkaku-dori Street and Tominokoji-dori Street, makes and sells Japanese sensu folding fans. The long-standing shop was established in 1823 and carries a wide selection of products, including not just maiogi dancer's fans and summer fans, still used widely in Japan today; but also hiogi formal hinoki cypress folding fans and kazariogi decorative fans. Exquisite examples are on display in the shop and the ceiling is decorated with designs based on those used on fans. The shop sells men's and women's fans, fan cases, and fan stands.
  • 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."

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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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