Style / Fashion Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Yumeyakata Kyoto Kimono Rental Shop (Gojo Branch)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Manjujichou 128
    This kimono rental store is located in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto. You can rent kimono to wear while strolling about the sites in Kyoto, and they also rent out yukata and hakama. It is also possible to arrange a stylist and photographer to take professional photographs for casual sightseeing or even wedding ceremonies.
  • Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Takabatakechou 602
    Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu was originally founded in 1905 as Ichizawa Hanpu, a store which made and sold canvas goods. Located to the north of Yasaka Shrine at the intersection of Chion-in-michi and Higashi Oji-dori Avenue, the shop is the only one operated by the Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu company. The shop’s mode is “made in Kyoto, sold in Kyoto.” The cutting, shaping, sewing, and attachment of the metal fittings of the shop’s bags, backpacks, lifestyle goods, and other canvas products are all done one by one by the hands of craftspeople. Except for occasional limited time pop-up stalls, this is the only place you can buy Ichizawa Shinzaburo Hanpu products.
  • Rental Kimono Okamoto (Kiyomizudera Branch)
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 2-237-1-1
    Rental Kimono Okamoto is on the walk leading up to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. It is operated by Okamoto Textile Shop, a venerable business with a 180-year history. It stocks over 1,000 different kimono to choose from and even helps customers with putting on the kimono and styling their hair. Many foreign tourists who want to experience Japanese culture patronize this shop.

    8 of us rented kimonos and had a great experience. The ladies collection was not as extensive as I have seen in some of the other shops but the location is fantastic and the women working in the...

  • Yojiya Gion Branch
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto shi Higashiyama ku Gion Shijo Hanami Koji northeast corner
    A shop opened along Shijo Street in the middle of Gion by Yojiya, a cosmetics shop known for its oil blotting papers founded in 1904. The shop boasts a huge selection of Yojiya cosmetics, including signature makeups, toiletries, and implements. The Yojiya Café is located 30 meters west along Shijo Street.
  • Keibunsha Ichijoji Branch
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    4.5
    35 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujiharaitonochou 10
    A book store, a three minute walk from Ichijoji Station. The shop’s collection of books, selected by the staff, are arranged in a unique pattern not concerned with genre. The shop also sells a variety of unique items to help purchasers enrich their lives and home interiors with books. There is also a gallery space and a floor dedicated to lifestyle books and goods. The shop is the only one in Japan to be selected for the U.K. Guardian’s list of “The World’s 10 Best Bookshops.”

    This bookshop has a very cute façade. I came here specifically to check out the non-book souvenirs but there werent much at all and are all on the pricey end. Went on to check out their collection...

  • Kyoetsu (Gion Shop)
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Minamimachi 418
    This dress rental shop is in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City. Apart from kimono, they also rent yukata cotton robes during certain seasons. Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Kodaiji Temple are nearby, so you can even go sightseeing in Kyoto while dressed in a kimono. The shop provides help with kimono selection and fitting, making it popular with Japanese and international tourists alike. You also can get your hair done for an additional fee.

    è stato un regalo per la mia fidanzata, vestizione del Kimono entrambi, esperienza simpatica per fare qualche foto. Le ragazze molto gentili e disponibili. lo consiglio

  • Kaikado
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kawaramachirokujou Higashi Irumomei Minatocho 84-1
    This old tea caddy maker was established in 1875 and offers handcrafted tea caddies in copper, brass and tin plate. Each piece is a work of art made via a complicated and delicate production process of 130 steps passed down from the first generation, and is airtight with its character revealed after long use. Still using traditional methods, today they also make and sell tin plate coffee cans and pasta cans with attached measures; they are popular as gifts as well as items to use oneself. The shop is distinctive for its whitewashed walls, hanging noren curtains and show window with arranged tea caddies. The closest station is Kiyomizu-Gojo Station.

    Kaikado tin, copper, and brass canisters are superbly made all by hand and are seen in some of the better shops in Kyoto. But this is their showroom which is very small but beautifully designed. They...

  • Shoyeido Incense Co. Kyoto Main Store
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    4.5
    27 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Karasuma-dori Nijo Agaru East side
    A long-standing store with a long history as a leader of fragrance culture since its founding in 1705. They manufacture and sell all sorts of fragrances including incense for religious use, incense sticks for tatami rooms, informal incenses, incense for tea ceremonies, and incense pastilles. The shop interior feels like a room used for tea ceremonies and it's fun to search the shop for a scent that fits your lifestyle. Popular purchases for those looking for Kyoto souvenirs are their Hourin incenses, a traditional scent used in traditional Japanese restaurants and inns, and their popular XiangDo Series, a pure fragrance with scents of rose and lavender.

    My friend and I absolutely had the most fascinating visit to the Karasuma Nijo store where Ryoko-San introduced us to the traditional way of making incense in their fragrance factory tour. Ryoko-San...

  • Inobun Shijo Main Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Shijo Kawaramachi Nishi Iru Otabi Cho 26
    A five-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. This lifestyle goods shop is located close to the number six exit of Kawaramachi Station. Consisting of four floors above ground and one below, the shop also holds events such as exhibitions and workshops. The selection and atmosphere of each floor differs, such as clocks and accessory cases on floor B1 and accessories and the 1st floor, and customers can just have fun walking through the establishment. The shop also carries unusual items such as Buncho Bunko books which are no longer than 16 pages.
  • KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 347 Furei Building 1F
    KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store) rents high quality kimonos at amazing prices. You can stroll from there through Kyoto to Yasaka Shrine or Kiyomizu-dera Temple while dressed up in kimono or yukata. Pros fit the kimono and do your hair and makeup to match, helping you make the most of your kimono sightseeing experience. A wide variety of kimono are available, including classic and retro patterns.
  • Gion Kyokagami Rental Kimono
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomotochou 353-1 Hanami Alley Building 3F
    Gion Kyokagami Rental Kimono is located about two minutes' walk from Gion Shijo Station in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. There are a variety of options available, including one for couples. Customers may choose from a variety of colorful kimono, and the employees help with dressing and hair styling. Since the shop is near famous sightseeing areas, many Japanese and foreign tourists come with the intention of walking around in costume.
  • Kyoto Gionya
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachiminamigawa 5842F
    A kimono rental shop a three minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station. Patrons can select their favorite from among some 300 kimonos together with a dedicated kimono advisor and, after having their hair and makeup performed by professionals, enjoy walking the streets of Kyoto. You can also bring your own kimono. Visitors staying at hotels inside Kyoto City can choose the “Rakuraku Course” and return their kimonos at their hotel front desk when they are done.
  • SOU SOU Tabi
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishinokoro-dori Shijo Kai Nakanomachi Nakano-cho Second east entrance 2nd floor 1F
    A store located in the Shinkyogoku area directly operated by Sou Sou, a tabi and Japanese clothing brand based on the concept of creating a new Japanese culture. The shop sells work tabi, zori sandals, and tabi socks made with exclusive textiles. The brand also operates a variety of other stores in the area selling clothing and lifestyle goods.
  • Zohiko (Kyoto Teramachi location)
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Railway Le Rue West Side Shinjuku Temple 719-1
    A venerable Kyoto lacquerware shop established in 1661 located in Teramachi, Kyoto City. In order to explore new possibilities while continuing to respect over 350 years of history, the shop has recently begun actively collaborating with international companies and creators to produce products that meet the needs of today. The shop moved to its current location in 2014 and offers an extensive range of products such as everyday articles for the current season, gifts, and exquisite pieces which shine with the skills of the craftsmen who produced them. A five-minute walk from Exit 11 of Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Tozai Line subway.

    If you want to have a piece of real Japanese art go to Zohiko. World best class of lacquer. Just perfect and displayed with a lot of taste. Very friendly and professional staff!

  • Rakushikan
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Sanjoutakakura Kyoto Bunka Museum 1F
    A small museum dedicated to paper located on the first floor of the Museum of Kyoto in Karasuma Oike, Kyoto City. The museum was established with the aim of presenting the wonders of paper, a product closely connecting with Japanese culture and ways of life. The museum sells a variety of unique paper goods created throughout Japan as well as original handmade washi paper products dyed according to methods dating to the Heian period. The museum also presents paper products according to the ways in which it is used such as stationary, envelopes, origami, and seals, as well as introducing how paper is connected to and enriches human life.

    京都文化博物館の中にお店があります。和紙を主とした紙の専門店です。和紙などでできた雑貨もありますが、和紙そのものが多く、棚にたくさん並んでいました。模様がきれいで、見ているだけでも楽しめました。

  • Studio Kokoro
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujisusukinobabachou 3-18B1
    A kimono and Japanese clothing rental shop and photo studio located a short distance north of the Togetsukyo Bridge traveling from Arashiyama Park's Nakanoshima Area. Customers can choose to only rent clothing and even have the option of wearing their rented outfit the whole day and returning it the following day. The shop offers professional photography either in its indoor studio or outdoors, and customers are free to take their own photos as well after their shoot is finished. The shop offers exciting plans including a Jusan Mairi (traditional shrine visit for 13 year olds) plan, maiko apprentice geisha plan, and oiran courtesan plan, and customers can get photos taken in the atmospheric oiran studio or outdoors at the Togetsukyo Bridge or nearby bamboo forest.
  • Yojiya Main Store
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    Shinkyo Gokubanakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
    This oil blotting paper shop is located a two minute walk from the Kayu-koji Shopping Arcade traveling from Kawaramachi Station's number nine exit. The long-standing shop was established in 1904. Originally specializing in the sale of tooth brushes, the shop adopted its current name from a nickname based on the slang for toothbrush used at the time and has been known by this name ever since. In addition to its signature oil blotting papers, the shop also carries matched mirror pairs for applying makeup, an original product; as well as small makeup bags and other products. Many of the shop's products bear its distinctive logo. The store offers original product sets filled with your choice of products, perfect for giving as gifts.
  • Maisendo Kiyomizu Store
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Yasaka Dori Futa

    Found great earrings, and other sourveniers - good stuff good value! Very helpful service - knew english

  • Maisendo Nishiki Market Store
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishikikoji-dori Gokomachi Nishi Iru

    There’s just so much to see and sample in Nishiki Market. Everywhere you turn there’s something delicious. We had a tamago sandwich that was made in a shop that sold mainly eggs and the sandwiches...

  • Kitayama Craft Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Shimogamohangicho Kyoto

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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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