Life / Living / Hospital Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Yumeyakata Kyoto Kimono Rental Shop (Gojo Branch)
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
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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.

    Best experience in Kyoto, where they let me pick the kimono colors, did my hair and set me up with a photographer and translator and we took a taxi to Gion. Was the best photoshoot I ever had. They...

  • Rental Kimono Okamoto (Kiyomizudera Branch)
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    4.5
    63 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...

  • KIMONO rental Gion Nishiki (Gion Main Store)
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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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.

    友達との卒業旅行で京都に行った際に利用しました。 着物の着付けの時、自分が選んだ着物と似ている着物を間違えて着てしまいました。その後髪のセットをしている時に指摘され気がつきました。 その点では完全に自分に落ち度がありましたが、着付けやヘアセットのおばさま方にきつく「なんで気がつかなかったのかな?」「もう一回着せんのかい」などずっとぐちぐち言われ、びっくりしてしまいました。 着物やヘアセットなどはす...

  • Kyoto International Conference Center
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Iwakuraosagichou 422
    An international conference center which was built as Japan's first national conference facility. Used as a space by many for exchange and gatherings, in addition to the main building and an event hall, the facility is also adjoined by a hotel. The facility also has a Japanese garden on the grounds surrounded by lush natural beauty which is dedicated to the theme of people gathering and talking in nature.
  • Kyoetsu (Gion Shop)
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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.
  • Senmaruya (Main Shop)
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    3.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sakai-cho Shoji Road
    This veteran yuba (tofu skin) shop is in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto city. Founded in 1804, they make their yuba in the same tradition they have from the start. They offer an incredible variety of fresh and dried yuba. At their Sakai Main Shop, they offer hot pot dishes at lunchtime that let guests enjoy the simple flavors of broth made from dry yuba and kelp, along with vegetables and chicken.

    予約してから行きました。この日は人が少なく、ゆっくり食事できました。味付けは薄味で、京都らしい上品な味でした。また、店員さんが色々説明してくださり、伝統的な乾燥湯葉を皆さんに味わって欲しいという思いがすごく伝わってきました。量も選べる事ができ、大を食べましたが、思った以上にボリュームがあり、満腹になりました。価格も京都市街地にある老舗なのにリーズナブルで満足しました!

  • Kamiji Kakimoto
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Ru Tokiwaki Town 54
    Founded in 1845, Kamiji Kakimoto is a venerable store that sells paper in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward. It sells not only handcrafted washi (traditional handmade paper) but also small items made from washi. The shop sells washi for every lifestyle and purpose: writing, wrapping, creative activities, or playing, with an abundant selection of varieties for each use.

    あらゆるサイズや色、素材の画用紙や和紙が店内に並び、素材の優美さ、鮮やかな色々に感嘆。美術家が使用するようなものだけでなく、手軽に使える折り紙や便せん、帳面など和紙を身近に取り入れられる品々も豊富。一枚ずつ購入できる和紙はクラフトに便利。

  • Kyoto Shabonya (Sanjo main store)
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Masuyachou Sanjyutsu 55 Shiratori Building 1F
    Kyoto Shabonya is located in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward, five minutes' walk from Karasuma-Oike Station on the Karasuma Line of the Kyoto Metro. It sells handmade soap and also has a cafe with a foot bath. Each cake of soap is made individually, using only the finest ingredients, and the store also deals in bath salts, cosmetics and bathroom accessories. The cafe inside the building lets customers pay to make their own soap in the shape of baked sweets.

    いろんな匂いや効能のある手作り石鹸のお店です。低価格のものもあり、お土産にぴったりです。店内奥に中庭を見ながら入れる足湯があり、素敵です。

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cohaku Kairashi
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama ku Higashi Oji-way Takadaiji Minami-dori Mondo Inl Buretten-cho 58-3
    Cohaku Kairashi is a retail showroom for souvenirs of Kyoto located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward. Kairashi is Kyoto dialect for cute, and the idea is that a piece of merchandise is so cute that customers find themselves wanting to give it to someone. The glass-walled, retro Western-style building stands out from other buildings, and inside are items that differ from conventional souvenirs of Kyoto in appealing to a more mature sensibility. The merchandise includes Kyoto hard candy, toad mouth purses, and accessories, variety goods and small items that are a cut above the rest, including items designed in collaboration with famous Kyoto stores.

    高台寺の帰り道ふと目に飛び込んできた素敵な建物。 なんのお店だろうと入ると京都で作られたジュエリーやバッグのお店でした。 日本人デザイナーのお洋服やヴィンテージ時計なども扱っていて、東京でも中々こんなに面白い品揃えのお店はないので、とても興味を惹かれました。 特にジュエリーが素敵でここにしかない特別なものをお探しな方にはぜひおすすめです。

  • Seikosha
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Tawarayachou 437
    Seikosha is a small but venerable bookstore located in a remodeled old traditional house. The books are arranged in an unusual way reminiscent of an art space. Unlike most bookstores, it stocks mostly books that might be thought of as luxury items. The shop also has a coffee bar and regularly schedules workshops related to music or books.

    京都インディペンデント系書店です。店長の堀部さんは積極的にメディアにも発信されていますが、接客は控えめ。ゆっくり時間をとって棚の本と向き合ってください。 観光目的というよりも自分自身の思考を整えるのに書店巡りは向いているように思います。

  • Kintakedo
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 263
    This hana kanzashi (ornamental hairpin) and kami-kazari (hair ornament) specialty shop has been in business since the closing years of Edo period. Before the war, the shop made hana kanzashi exclusively for select clientele that included geisha, maiko, and high-ranking courtesans. After the war, however, the shop started offering their goods to the general public. Each of their products is crafted one at a time by an artisan. Their quality has earned Gion a reputation as the place to buy Japanese hairpins and ornaments. The shop also offers a wide variety of kanzashi (ornate hair pins). Their kanzashi for the shichi-go-san festival or coming-of-age ceremonies retain the air of the hana kanzashi used by maiko. Other offerings include kanzashi with tortoiseshell, maki-e (gold or silver lacquer), or silverwork finishes.

    赤色や黒色、べっこうなどの1万円を超える高価なかんざしがたくさん販売されている。購入するのには少々お高いが、京都っぽさ、日本っぽさを感じるには、見ているだけでも楽しめていいと思う。かんざしの中には雀の柄などもあり珍しくかわいかった。

  • Shisetsu Toshokan
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Jodojinishidacho 74
    This fee-charing, study room-style private library is located a short distance west of the intersection between Imadegawa-dori Street and Shirakawa-dori Street. At the reception counter, choose an open seat; you then pay in accordance with the amount of time you stay. Customers are free to bring in their own food and drink but the library also offers free green tea and sells coffee and black tea at low prices. Customers can freely read the books lining the library's shelves and, excluding a portion of the collection, borrow books as well. You can reserve a seat on Sundays and holidays. Regardless of the day of the week, the library is happily open until midnight. The library is a great place to study or take a break.
  • Kyoto Prefectural Library
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakiseishoujichou
    Located about a 10-minute walk from the Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line, this public library was founded in 1898, and was preceded by the Shushoin, the first structure of its type in which a collection of books were preserved and available for public perusal. The current three-story brick structure was designed by the architect Takeda Goichi and built in 1909 when moved from its original site, and continued to be used as the main hall until the Han-Shin Awaji Earthquake disaster. The facade only was preserved thereafter and can still be seen at that time on the currently completed new building.
  • Kyoto Ohashi Kobo (Chopsticks)
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Hanazonotenjugaokacho 16-5
    This shop is Japan's only Order Made Chopstick shop and makes their chopsticks to the customer's specifications while they started with only using local Kyoto bamboo, they've expanded to include carefully chosen famous woods from all around Japan and rare woods from around the world. Along with their order made chopsticks they also produce bamboo serving chopsticks, all purpose cooking chopsticks, chopsticks for griling, chopsticks for pickling, and chopsticks for boxed lunches.
  • Shinsengumi Clothing Rental Makotoya
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Mibutsujimachi 45-7
    This clothing rental shop is near Mibu-dera Temple where was included a former base of the Shinsengumi. They offer rentals of the trademark Shinsengumi pale-blue haori coats, black director's uniforms, and Ryoma Sakamoto kimonos with crest. All costumes are high quality and made in the Mibusato workshop. The realistic feeling of the heavy cloth sleeves and hems fluttering in the wind is quite a hit. There are a number of spots near the shop connected to the Shinsengumi, like Yagitei station, Koen-ji Temple, and the old Maekawa manor. A hit course is going for a stroll in your outfit after your photo session is over.
  • WTV Select Glasses Shin-kyogoku Nishiki Shop
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Higashigawacho 535-1 Nishiki Tenjinmae
    "This glasses shop, founded in 1917, is in front of Shinkyogoku's Nishiki-Tenmangu Shrine. Their motto is ""fun to wear glasses"" and they offer a huge variety of popular brands and domestic glasses. This shop prides itself on their speed. They can finish your glasses within nine minutes of receiving your order. They have designs ranging from Kyoto-esqeu to modern foreign brands, as well as traditional Sabae glasses from Fukui."
  • Rental Kimono & Maiko Experience Maikozaka
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Fukakusainarionmaecho 76
    This kimono rental shop one minute's walk from Inari Station, marked out by the Maiko sign. It's perfectly located, right in front of Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine, and offers an authentic Maiko experience. All you need to bring is your own makeup to reapply after your experience is over. The experience includes authentic Japanese makeup as used by maiko and geiko, such as hair pomade, face-white, water-soluble lipstick, and more. Once you put on the Kimono and hair decorations of your choice, you can have your portrait taken in the studio or go out for a Kyoto walk. They also offer rentals of light kimonos, yukata robes, and Shinsengumi outfits.

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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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