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  • 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
    Style / Fashion
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yume Kyoto Kimono Rentals Gion Store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 300ACROSS Yasaka Building 4F
    A kimono rental shop located right next to Yasaka Shrine. After getting dressed and having one’s hair and makeup performed by professionals, patrons can enjoy exploring Kyoto decked out in kimono. Sightseeing areas like Gion, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and the Higashiyama neighborhood can all be easily accessed from the shop. The shop also offers services such as the ability to drop one’s kimono off at the front desk of one’s hotel after use, the ability to dress groups of up to 50 people in one hour, and even on-site kimono dressing services at hotels.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • SOU SOU Hotei
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    A bag specialty shop located in the Shinkyogoku area directly operated by Sou Sou, a brand based around the concept of creating a new Japanese culture. The shop sells pop design bags, cloth wrappers, and handbags created to go well with Sou Sou-style Japanese clothing. A variety of other clothing and tabi speciality shops operated by the brand can be found in the area.
  • SOU SOU Ise Cotton
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Niigyo Denpaso Shijo Kamijo Kaeru Kaeri Second Eye Higashi II Entrance P-91 Building 1F
    An Ise cotton specialty store located in the Shinkyogoku area directly operated by Sou Sou, a brand based on the concept of creating a new Japanese culture. Ise cotton is a traditional craft produced for over 250 years since the Edo period. This store sells Ise cotton products in cooperation with the Usui Shokufu company, the only producer of Ise cotton today. Through a fusion of Sou Sou’s unique designs and traditional techniques, this store provides new opportunities for Ise cotton to become a part of modern life.
  • Sanbido Karasuma Head Office
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Muromachi-dori Aya Fuji Shimuru Hakarakutencho 504
    A Japanese trinket shop located a three minute walk from both Karasuma Station and Shijo Station operated by the Sanbi trinket brand, which was founded in 1886. The shop sells exclusively designed trinkets made with traditional Japanese craft making techniques such as tie dying and sewing, including furoshiki wrapping cloths, bags, gamaguchi purses, tenugui hand cloths, and obidome sash ornaments. Like the products sold there, the design of the shop itself is a blend of the traditional and the modern.

    This shop sells Japanese traditional goods such as pouch, handkerchief, and bags. Staffs have good hospitality and I can find real Japanese taste goods. It locates near the center of Kyoto...

  • Kyoto Kakefuda
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto city Higashiyama ku Higashi Odori-doru Kozemae top Le Takata-machi 609
    A furoshiki wrapping cloth shop situated in front of the Chion-in temple. Originally a workshop which made furoshiki to order with family crests and other ornamentation, today Kakefuda operates as a shop selling cotton furoshiki carrying its own original designs. The shop offers a variety of attractive designs, including traditional auspicious patterns, geometric designs, floral patterns, and animal motifs. Order for custom silk furoshiki are also accepted at the shop.
  • Keibunsha Ichijoji Branch
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    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...

  • Qu-an Kayoujutsu
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ginkakujichou 39
    The Jishoji Temple is also known as the Ginkakuji Temple. Qu-an is a shop selling seasonal flowers and knickknacks situated in a 150 year old white-walled warehouse standing in front of the Ginkakuji. The shop’s Japanese cedar leaf essential oil, extracted from cedars in Kyoto’s Kitayama area using steam distillation, is 100% pure. This substance is contains the very essence of the fragrance of a lush forest.
  • Ayanokoji Okazaki Main Store
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakiminamigoshochou 40-15
    A shop dealing in select Japanese knickknacks and lifestyle goods located on Okazaki-dori Avenue east of Heian Jingu Shrine. Situated inside the remodeled former residence of Taisho period English literature professor Kuriyagawa Hakuson, the shop’s decor blends Kyoto townhouse elegance with Japanese modern stylings. The shop carries a wide selection of unique goods such as Japanese chirimen crepe and Nishijinori gold brocade, arabesque patterned items, and even gold brocade decorated with skulls. A series of goods made with obi fabric decorated in a traditional “pinwheel” pattern are only sold at the Okazaki location.
  • Tsubaki labo-KYOTO
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyotori Karasuma Nishi In Le Morikura Town 79 Sachibaki Building 1F
    This is a select shop with both gallery and retail space on the first floor of the Fumitsubaki Building, a grownup-oriented commercial facility in a renovated Taisho period Western-style wooden building along Kyoto’s Sanjo-dori Street. The goods on offer are traditional Kyoto items arranged in a modern, straightforward style and lined up inside the bright white-walled interior. With a strong preference for “made in Kyoto,” popular standard items include living and fashion goods using koha* original fabric patterned with Japanese vegetation through a Western sense of beauty. 
  • Matsuhiro Shoten Sanjo Main Store
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    Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Higashiyama Ward Sanjyodong Ohashi Higashi 3 - 12
    Matsuhiro Shoten is a metal clasp specialist shop dealing in items like wallets and bags, located a short walk east along Sanjo-dori Street from Kyoto’s Sanjo Station. Originally selling bag and purse clasps wholesale only, they began selling finished products retail from 2002. The outstanding feature of the items is the high quality of the clasps. The artisan-made clasps are tough and long-lasting, and repair work is also offered. Since even the stiffness of the clasp is adjustable, they can make clasps that truly fit the needs of the user.
  • Tamaru Inbou Shinkyogoku Branch
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Niigoyokoru Shrine Shijo Kaeru Nakano-machi 537
    This is the Shinkyogoku branch of Tamaru Inbo, built next to Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine and here they sell seals and stamps. Their original-brand “Kyo Ufufu Stamp” in particular adds charm to illustrations and their original picture postcards combining several stamps is popular among international tourists. There are over 2,000 types of stamps available and the accumulation of 100 years techniques means beautifully finished images. They also sell stone seal stock, particularly demanded by artists who need to stamp their article’s seals.
  • Platz
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatenryujitsukurimichichou 5
    Platz is a Kyoto zabuton (floor cushion) store on the road from Randen Saga Station towards Tenryuji Temple. It is an old shop initially established around 1890 with a factory in the Nishijin district. The zabuton are available not only ready-made, but one can also put in custom orders based on use, shape and color, and their artisans will make the cushions by hand. The zabuton are of such quality that they are used in many shrines, temples and traditional restaurants. Not just cushions, the shop is also adapting to the needs of the time with more general goods including hats and handkerchiefs.

    was walking to the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, store nestled by a quiet street. Beautifully well-made Japanese products. Staff were friendly and attentive to customers needs. Great gifts ideas...

  • KIFUNE COSMETICS & GALLERY
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramakibunechou 27
    This is a café and gallery near Kifune Shrine accessible from Kifuneguchi Station on the Kurama line of the Eizan Electric Railway by Kyoto Bus. It is also a main store for cosmetic brands from Kyoto. The store stocks Kifune Power Stones (for healing and energy) and works of local artists, as well as a café space with windows overlooking the Kifune River, and counter seats and floor seats that allow you to enjoy the outside scenery. In the chic and calm atmosphere, sundries and ceramics are exhibited and sold, and visitors can relax, enjoying coffee served in pottery cups and cake sets.

    貴船に来れば、床ではなく、ここに直行!京都の作家さんの陶芸やアクセサリーの作品を拝見し、連れて帰る家族を探します。 で、一息。作家作品のカップでコーヒーを味わう。カウンターには可愛い連中が同席してくれます。 道行く人に、ずいぶん、海外からのお客さんが増えました。

  • Kyoto Nijo Kyonoyuki
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    Kyoto City Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nijyotori Oil Small Eastern Entre Nishi Ohchiocho 331-1
    A concept shop operated by the popular Kyonoyuki Kyoto online cosmetics brand situated in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. The shop’s Japanese style exterior fitted with a large window and red door is distinctive. The shop sells basic cosmetics and skin care products made with Kurama mineral water and 27 varieties of domestically grown Japanese and Chinese plants, as well as cleansing oils and shampoos. The shop’s walls are lined with bottles of raw plants. Visitors can sample and purchase all of Kyonoyuki’s products and this popular shop is visited by Kyononyuki fans from around the country.

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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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