Souvenirs 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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。

  • 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。

  • 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...

  • 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.

    見学ついでにレストランを利用しました。ワインは単品なら赤ワイン、白ワイン、それぞれ2種類から選びます。3杯飲む人は、2000円のセットがおススメです。メニュー以外から、好みに合わせて持ってきてくれます。2011タナという赤ワインが絶品です。料理もおいしく、デザートのサツマイモタルトまで、満足にいただきました。また行きたいです。

  • Lier Ban Main Shop
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    Kyoto Kizugawa-shi Kunimidai 5-22
    This is the main shop of Ban Inoue, hemp and flax fabric goods maker, which takes its name from the special banner used at temples for memorial services. They sell hemp and linen accessories and tableware, hand-made in Japan and full of detail. The shop has a hidden health-oriented cafe to sit and relax as you enjoy their handmade meals and desserts. Everything, from the sweet bean paste to the syrup, jams, and dressing, is hand-made. Their lunch which uses only select ingredients and even tableware and interiors are chosen with the greatest care is for a limited number a day of popular menu.

    お上品な和食で女性や大食いでない人におすすめのランチ。コーヒーは普通です。味もまぁまぁ。和食がゆっくりいただきたいときに。ドリンクとデザートをつけると1500円を越えます。

  • 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.
  • Iura Ningyo-ten (Doll shop)
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagaogurayamacho 2
    A doll shop featuring a wide selection of Saga earthenware bells.
  • Kyosaga Juan
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagaogurayamahinomyojincho 1-11
    A select general store found just after passing through the Sagano bamboo thicket. They offer a wide variety of items that give a sense of comfort and the good old days. A highly popular item that always makes a great souvenir is their smooth melt-in-your-mouth Kyoto Cream Jam Green Tea Matcha. It's made with top quality matcha green tea powder and has a rich green tea flavor.
  • Itotsune Arashimaya Branch
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Sagatenryujitsukurimichicho 20-38
    This shop specializing in folding fans offers more than 1000 different products from practical use summer fans to decorative fans, dancing prop fans, ceremonial fans, and plane white fans. With prior reservation you can even try making your own fan. You can paint your own design onto a blank white surface and then it will be applied to a died black bamboo frame and the finished fan will be sent to you in around one month's time.
  • Mingei Teika
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Ukyo-ku Saganisoninmonzenchojincho 15-5
    A souvenir shop offering a selection of light yet robust bamboo lifestyle products including teacups, cutlery, and handicrafts. The shop stays open into the evening hours during the yearly winter Arashiyama Hanatouro lantern event where the Saga Arashiyama area takes on a fantasy appearance under the glow of nearly 2500 lanterns. Here you can feel the natural warmth offered by bamboo.
  • Doi Shibazuke Honpo Porta Branch
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-dori Shiokoji Sagaru Higashi-shiokojicho Kyoto Ekimae Underground shopping center Porta
    A famous shop for pickled items in the Porta shopping area most well known for their Shibazuke Pickles, an authorized Kyoto food specialty. The shop is conveniently located nearby the Karasuma Higashi ticket gate exit at JR Kytoto Station making this the perfect place to pick up a souvenir. Other recommended products are their Suguki pickled turnips and Senmaizuke pickled radishes.

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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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