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  • Yumeyakata Kyoto Kimono Rental Shop (Gojo Branch)
    102 Reviews
    Style / Fashion
    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.

    Our family had an outdoor photo-shoot at a park near Yumeyakata. We totally enjoyed ourselves, especially the two children as they could run freely in this less-crowded park. Our friendly...

  • idola (Main Shop)
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sanjyodori Fujikoji Square SACRABLD.3F
    This handicraft store is in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell antique and vintage beads and buttons and offer thousands of items for handicrafts gathered from all over the world. These differ in era, country of origin, size, and design. Besides materials for handicrafts, they also sell finished goods, accessories, and other miscellany.
  • Nijiyura (Kyoto Sanjo Branch)
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Benkeishichou 38-1
    Nijiyura is a shop in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward that specializes in Japanese traditional washcloths. Its brand of washcloths is produced according to traditional methods in dyeworks in Sakai in Osaka and are sold in many variations. Since the shop is located near both the Museum of Kyoto and the Kamo River, it attracts large numbers of foreign tourists who are interested in Japanese culture.
  • Senmaruya (Main Shop)
    3 Reviews
    Life / Living / Hospital
    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.


  • Tsujiwa Kanaami
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Kameyachou Sakai-machi 175
    Tsujiwa Kanaami in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward sells metal netting for grilling, ladles, colanders and other metal nets and strainers needed for cooking or household water pipes and drains. Tsujiwa Kanaami's products, created with tradition-based manufacturing methods, are favorites of both home-based users and professionals in restaurants and other businesses. Visitors can observe craftsmen creating the netting and grillwork in the back of the shop.
  • Umwelt
    Style / Fashion
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Yoshikawa-dori Miyuki Cho Nishi Tamaki cho 588-1
    This select variety shop is on Ebisugawa-dori Street in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They sell antique furniture, vessels, accessories, and more from Japan and Europe. The shop owner lived in Denmark at one point and makes trips abroad to purchase a wide variety of interior decor and other items, ranging in style from retro to contemporary.
  • Kyoto Shabonya (Sanjo main store)
    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.
  • Unsodo Publishing House
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Minami Entrance 459 Maomichi-mae-cho
    Unsodo, founded in 1891, is a venerable publishing house in Kyoto's Nakagyo Ward and the only one in Japan that produces woodblock books. Every step of the process, including carving, pressing the paper onto the plates, and binding, is done by hand according to traditional methods. They also produce art books and woodblock-printed artisan books, and sell and produce small Japanese-style variety goods with original designs.
  • Kyoto Karakusaya
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Muromachi-dori Hexagon Hulled Down Koiyama cho 510 Miyai Kyoto Building 1F
    This furoshiki wrapping cloth dealer is in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City. They work to spread awareness of furoshiki culture and offer a variety of furoshiki cloths, including ones with traditional patterns, as well as more intricate designs. There are also lessons about how to wrap properly with furoshiki. They'll help with wrapping tips after purchase, too.
  • Kamiji Kakimoto
    2 Reviews
    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.


  • Ueba Esou (Kyoto Main Shop)
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Dong-dong Hill Takatsuji Le Lantern Town 579
    Ueba Esou is a nail salon in Kyoto's Shimogyo Ward. It was founded in 1751 as a maker of white gofun pigment and carried mainly tools and materials for Japanese-style painters. It still deals in these products for artists, but in recent years, it has begun to sell its Gofun Cosmetics Series, which includes nail art products and soap. Made from carefully selected natural ingredients, these nail art products are increasingly popular souvenirs of Kyoto, and some items are sold only at the main shop in Kyoto.
  • Kyoto Municipal Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Mibuhigashitakadacho 1-2
  • Shinsengumi Clothing Rental Makotoya
    Style / Fashion
    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
    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."
  • Lawson 100 LS Mibutsujimachi
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Mibutsujimachi
  • Kyoto Takeda Hospital
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Nishishichijominamikinutacho 11
  • Campus Plaza Kyoto
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Nishinotoin-dori Shiokoji Sagaru Higashi-shiokojicho 939
  • MacDonald Shijo Omiya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Kuromondori Shijo Sagaru Shimo Ri Matsumachi 155
  • MacDonald Karasuma Gojo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Gojodori Karasuma Higashi Iru Matsuyacho 411
  • MacDonald Kyoto Ekimae
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto Shimogyo Karasuma Dori 7 Jo Shimo Ru Higashi Shiokojicho 720

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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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