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Shopping Spots in Kawaramachi / Shijokarasuma Area

  • Nishiki Market
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Road Teramachi Takakura
    A shopping arcade filled with shops extending from Nishiki Tenman-gu Shrine one block north of Shijo Street to Karasuma-dori Avenue. Some 400 years have passed since the area was granted the title of fish wholesaler by the Edo shogunate government in 1615, and the arcade is also known as the “Kitchen of Kyoto.” Roughly 390 meters long, a variety of restaurants, cafes, and knickknack shops, and grocery stores line the arcade selling seasonal fresh fish and Kyoto vegetables, Kyoto pickles, tsukudani foods preserved in soy sauce, dried goods, tofu, cookware, and tableware.
  • Takashimaya Kyoto Store
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shirokyo-ku Shijyodo Kawaramachi Nishinomicho 52
    Takashimaya Kyoto Store is a department store located in the Kawara-machi area of the city. In addition to the usual fashions and food, it contains an art gallery and an arts and crafts salon. It was reopened after remodeling in 2006. The so-called dining garden, Kyo Kairo, located on the seventh floor, offers a wide selection of eating and drinking establishments, built in the modern Japanese style typical of Kyoto.
  • Daimaru (Kyoto Branch)
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Shijyodong Takakura Nishi Into Shichisho-cho 79
    This veteran department store is located one minute on foot from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Railway's Kyoto Line in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City. It has an array of shops, including those lining the Special Fashion Floor and the Dining Paradise area. Their Daimaru Museum holds exhibits and other events. They also have a popular wedding plan done in collaboration with a famous hotel.

    阪急烏丸駅、地下鉄四条駅から地下で直結で行ける百貨店です。地下の食料品売り場で時々買い物します。いつもお客さんで賑わっています。1階の入り口も数か所あり、入りやすいです。建物の東側に建築家、ヴォーリズの飾灯具があります。大丸心斎橋店に続いて京都店の設計も手掛けたそうです。

  • JR Kyoto Isetan
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    4.5
    5 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkochi Town
    A department store connected directly to Kyoto Station. The basement food sales area is host to a variety of shops selling bento box lunches and sweets. There is also a restaurant street on the top floor and a variety of “open view” restaurants from the 7th to the 10th floor giving diners the chance to enjoy super views of Kyoto from large windows installed in the building.

    京都旅行の際には、必ずこちらに立ち寄ります。手土産品などもかなり品揃えが充実しています。 地下にあるひさご寿司のお寿司は美味しいので、よく購入いたします。

  • Tsukimochi-ya Naomasa
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kiyamachisanjou Crow
    This venerable wagashi (Japanese sweet) shop was founded in 1804. First operating in a time when only fresh (not preserved) sweets could be made, the shop created baked sweets filled with sweet red bean paste and has continued to craft Kyoto treats in line with the times beloved by the masses. In addition to its titular geppei rice cakes, the shop offers a wide selection of fresh sweets. Particularly popular are its warabi-mochi cakes made with real warabi (bracken) starch; the sweet red bean paste, perfect with a cup of green tea, and the melt-in-your-mouth texture is exquisite. Sanjo Station is the closest station to the shop.

    三条木屋町から高瀬川沿いに上がるとあるわらび餅の有名なお店です。購入しなくても風情のあるお店を拝見するだけでも話のタネになります。店内は米を蒸す匂いがします。和菓子は種類がたくさんあるので、迷います。今回はホテルの部屋で、夜食かデザートに食べようと思って行きました。結局、購入したのは、名物「わらび餅」になりました。「わらび餅」は、普通に想像するものとは違って、柔らかなお餅で餡を包んであります。餡は...

  • Kyukyodo
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    4.5
    32 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi Tsutomu Hanakoji Le Honno-ji Temple 520
    This venerable shop located in Teramachi in Kyoto City sells calligraphy supplies and incense and was founded in 1663. Originally opened as a pharmacy, the shop sold folk remedies; gradually, however, it came to sell incense and stationary. The shop sells Japanese and Western incenses in easy to use forms. The Japanese incense is made with natural ingredients according to a method unchanged since the days of the Heian dynasty. The Western incense is made primarily of perfumes and fragrances and is distinguished by its slightly florid scent. The shop sells some 10 thousand items, of which around four to five thousand are kept in ready stock at any one time.

    We always come to this 300 year old store when in Kyoto. Large variety of reasonably priced paper goods. (PRESENTS). It’s towards the top end of Teramachi on the left going up.

  • Porta
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salokoji-machi 902
    Kyoto’s first underground mall opened in 1980 and located below the north side of the Kyoto JR, subway, and municipal bus station. Porta was remodeled in 2014 together with Kyoto Station’s The Cube shopping facility and houses over 120 businesses offering fashionable clothing and cosmetics for women in their 20s and 30s, restaurants, and Kyoto souvenirs. Visitors can also find many great souvenirs for tourists here, making it a great place to visit while waiting for a train or bus.
  • Takezasado
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Aya Hokkaido Saikuin Eastern Inl Shinkaiza cho 737
    The main Takezasado shop and studio, which was established in 1999 with the aim of promoting woodblock printing by the Takenaka Mokuban woodblock printing workshop, itself founded in 1891. In addition to making woodblock prints to order, providing woodblock print planning and design, holding woodblock printing classes, and examining and restoring old woodblock prints, the studio also sells exclusive products such as book covers made with woodblock print techniques.
  • ASTY Kyoto
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Higashishiokoujitakakurachou 8-3
    A shopping mall located near the Shinkansen (bullet train) ticket gate in Kyoto Station. In addition to the first floor Asty Road area and second floor Asty Square area, the mall also has spaces inside the Shinkansen ticket area. In addition to restaurants, souvenir shops, and bento box lunch shops, the facility hosts a variety of tenants, including life goods shops, the Matsumoto Kiyoshi drug store, and the Uniqlo clothing shop.
  • The Cube
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward, Karasuma-dori Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkocho Town 901 Kyoto Station Building
    A shopping mall located inside the Kyoto Station building offering fashionable apparel, gourmet foods, and Kyoto souvenirs. Comprised of the B2 fashion floor, B1 Kyoto souvenir and goods floor, first floor Kyoto sweets floor, and 11th floor restaurant street, the facility is connected directly to Kyoto Station, which serves a variety of JR train lines.
  • Suvaco JR Kyoto Isetan
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasumaru Saltwater Road Down Le Higashi Salinkochi Town
    A shopping mall located in front of the west ticket gate in JR Kyoto Station. In addition to food shops selling bento box lunches, drinks, and sweets; restaurants; take-out and eat-in shops, and cafés, the facility is host to a variety of aesthetically oriented establishments, including makeup shops and healing salons.
  • Kameya Yoshinaga
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku 17ju Kashiwa-cho Oishioji Nishi Entry 17-19
    This Kyoto sweet shop located in the Kashiwaya-cho neighborhood of Shimogyo Ward was founded in 1803 under the renowned Kameya Ryoan sweet shop. In addition to year round products and seasonal sweets, the shop also holds classes on making fresh Japanese sweets provided by confectionary artisans (reservation required; interpretation in English and Chinese available).

    A unique dessert experience in Kyoto. At first, the place looks as fancy as a jewellery store. It will intrigue you enough to stop and have a look. Each Wagashi looks like a master piece and tastes...

  • Chocolat BEL AMER Kyoto Bettei
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyutsu Sakaiicho Higashi Ille north Masaya-machi 66
    A chocolate shop located in the Masuya-cho neighborhood of Nakagyo Ward along Sanjo Street. Aiming to create chocolate suited to Japanese tastes, the shop carefully scrutinizes the ingredients used and carefully controls storage temperatures and humidities, selling a variety of individually crafted chocolate confections. The Chocolate Bar, located on the second floor, serves sweets, beverages, sake, and champagne.
  • nikiniki
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Shijounishikiyamachi Northwest gate
  • Nishiri The CUBE Branch
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Ward Karasuma Salinous Road Down Le Le Higashi Salokoji Town 901 Kyoto Station Building Specialty Store District TheCUBEB 1
    A restaurant located inside the Tokyo Station building operated by the renowned Kyoto pickle shop Nishiri. The restaurant serves a variety of dishes made with Kyoto pickles, such as a Kyoto pickle gozen meal and Kyoto pickle sushi. The Cube location here also offers exclusive items such as Kyoto pickle rice bowls and a Kyoto pickle tempura and udon noodle set.
  • Nishiki Takakuraya
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Nishiki Koji Teramachi Nishi Into 289-2 Higashi Univ.
    A Kyoto pickle specialty shop located just to the east of the Nishiki Market, the “Kitchen of Kyoto.” The front of the shop is overflowing with wooden barrels in which fresh seasonal vegetables delivered from farms each morning are pickled in fermented rice bran. The diverse variety of pickles the shop offers in step with the seasons, such as suguki in December and daikon around New Year’s reflect the seasonal culture of Kyoto. Visitors can also sample pickles at the shop front.
  • Eirakuya Main Store
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    4.5
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kawaramachi-doru 4-street east east side
    A shop founded in 1946 at Kawara-machi Shijyo which sells both tukudani foods preserved in soy sauce and confections. Selling both sweet and salty foods, the shop’s bite sized shiitake mushroom tukudani and kohaku jelly are its most popular items in these respective categories. Whether sweet or salty, all of the shop’s products are made with select ingredients by artisans with experience cultivated since the shop first opened. The shop is adjoined by a café which serves beverages, parfaits, anmitsu syrup covered sweet beans, and seasonal items.

    Came here with husband for a break while kids are in Pokemon Center in Takashimaya playing ga-ole. I have long wanted to try japanese desserts. I have heard of course its not too sweet but delicious...

  • Crochet Kyoto
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    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Ayakoujitominokouji Higashi Shiya Town 69
    A Kyoto hard candy shop located on Ayanokoji-dori Avenue. The shop creates and sells new style Kyoto hard candies that combine traditional Kyoto candy-making techniques with Japanese and European colorings. Each of the colors and combinations of colors in the shop’s rainbow lineup of “Shiraginu-temari,” shion,” “Antoinette,” “art deco,” and other sweets have a meaning.

    京都の中心部河原町や錦市場から歩いていけるところにある飴屋さんです。飴玉はとてもかわいく、いろいろな味がありギフトにもおすすめです。

  • Senmaizuke Honke Daito Fuya-machi Main Store
    Shopping
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Kuya-machi 510 Masuya-machi descending through the Nishinomiya Kochi
    A venerable Kyoto pickles shop located along Fuyacho-dori Street south of the Nishiki Market. The shop was founded in 1865 to sell pickles made with Shogoin turnips and other vegetables made by Oguroya Tosaburo, a former cook for the Kyoto Imperial Palace whose pickles had come to be renowned throughout court. His pickled sliced radish, dubbed “senmai-zuke” (“thousand slice pickles”), were extremely popular and this shop is thus the originator of this dish which is now a standard part of Japanese cuisine.
  • Murakamijyu Honten
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
    Shopping
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishikiyamachishijou Shoulomachi 190
    A venerable Kyoto pickles shop founded in 1832 located in the Sendo-cho neighborhood close to Kawaramachi Station. The shop creates Kyoto pickles which draw out the maximum flavor the ingredients involved using several varieties of carefully selected kombu kelp and adjusting the number of days of pickling and salt used in line with each ingredient’s inherent characteristics and the outside temperature and humidity. In addition to standards like Shiba-zuke (pickled eggplant and cucumber), the shop also sells limited time items made with seasonal ingredients.

    京都の老舗は敷板が高い印象がありますが、このお店は常連さんにも一見客にもフレンドリーに接してくれます。京漬物の定番しば漬けにも酸味が強いものや甘塩のものなど何種類もあって購入時に味の好みも聞いてくれます。 お店から発送もしてくれるので、旅の思い出をお裾分けして送るのも良いですね。

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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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