Style / Fashion Spots in Nara Area

  • Tonbodama-Kobo Kuho, Ganko-ji Temple mae
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasasagichou 12-1
    A glass art studio shop opened by glass artist Masako Takahata. The shop operates out of a renovated old townhome in Kasasagi Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture. Enshrouded in a distinctly Japanese atmosphere, the shop’s shelves are filled with accessories, miniature animals, and blown glass tableware, all made from colorful glass beads. Glass art making classes are also held in the workshop in the back. Participants can use whatever color glass beads they like to create two pieces which can be hung from a necklace, etc., and bring home their creations that day (advance reservation required).
  • Sabon
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1316
    A studio shop operated by the Komakoma felt artist sisters, Sabon sells cute, individually handmade felt knickknacks and accessories. The inside of the shop is filled with colorful, animal-themed pieces such as pouches, glasses cases, and accessories. Created in gentle colors sure to soothe each time you look at them, Sabon’s goods also popular to give as presents and souvenirs. Sabon also holds felt crafting classes that are easy to join in even by yourself.
  • Akemitori
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Narashi Hashimotochou 1
    A tenugui hand towel specialty shop located in Hashimoto Town, Nara City, Nara Prefecture which has been featured on television and in numerous magazines. The shop’s popular designs combine modern sensibilities with motifs featuring traditional events as well as deer, shrines, temples, and other Nara themes. Made with the highest quality domestic cotton, the shop’s tenugui are highly absorbent, fast-trying, and highly usable. In addition to colorful tengui, the shop is also filled with handkerchiefs and accessories made with tenugui fabric.
  • Network Gallery Narappu
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Narashi Koumyouinchou 5
    This is a miscellaneous goods store in Komyoin Town, Nara City. Using the traditional production method of coarse-textured woven fabric found in Nara kaya (mosquito net), they create and sell high quality items with designs to match modern lifestyles such as tea towels, bathing goods, stationery including book covers, and sporting goods. There is an attached cafe where one can enjoy a coffee while perusing the items.
  • Rin
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Takaichigunasukamura Oka 385-4
    Rin is a shop and gallery room near the legendary site of Asuka Itabuki Miya in Oka, Asuka Village. The shop sells Japanese arts and crafts and original items such as button sets and straps in collaboration with a local button factory. As well as exhibitions, the gallery can be used for workshops and other things.
  • doco*ao
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Pref. Narashi Takabatakechou 1097-2 Ichimachi Studio 12F
    This accessory studio and shop located within the Naramachi 2 shopping center in Takabatakecho, Nara City makes and sells blue resin accessories and sundries decorated with floral and other designs.
  • Hiyori Main Shop
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Hashimotocho 28
    "This blotting paper specialty shop is situated on Sanjo-dori Street in Hashimoto-cho, Nara City. The shop's ""gold leaf hammered"" blotting papers are made exclusively with natural fiber Japanese washi paper hammered ultra thin and flat using the same kind of machine which is used to produce gold leaf. This results in blotting papers with an excellent texture and high oil absorption properties. The shop sells a variety of blotting papers, such as scented papers and papers containing aloe and other botanical extracts; as well as Japanese-style accessories like blotting paper cases equipped with mirrors."
  • Kutsushitaya Nara Konishidori Shop
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Konishi Cho 15
    This socks shop is situated on Konishi Sakura-dori Street. The shop is owned and operated by Kutsushitaya, a company which sells select, comfortable, made in Japan socks. In addition to socks, you'll find a variety of men's, women's, and children's legwear here.
  • Kokohana
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Narukawacho 24
    This boutique is located in Nakanoshinya-cho, Nara City. The boutique sells mosquito net tea towels made from fabric originally used for mosquito netting, as well as a variety of other items. The shop's Kokonara deer stuffed toys, made by hand using recycled fabric, are also popular.
  • Kimono Rental Miyabi
    Life / Living / Hospital
    Nara Nara-shi Mochiidonocho 20
    This kimono rental shop is located in the Mochiidono Shopping Street in Mochiidono-cho, Nara City. The shop offers plans ranging from the inexpensive to the extravagant, and also rents kimono for men; in addition, the shop offers light yukata robe rentals in summer, and customers can stroll the streets of ancient Nara in Japanese dress. Also of note, the shop sells traditional samue men's working clothes, and Japanese accessories like kakishibu persimmon juice-dyed items.
  • UNIQLO Kashiba
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Kashiba-shi Kita-imaichi 7-chome 304
  • WORKMAN Horyuji Interchange
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Kitakatsuragi-gun Kawaicho Nagura 53
  • Shimamura Nara Furuichi
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Deyashikicho 198-1
  • ALOOK AEON MALL Tomigaoka
    Shopping
    Nara Ikoma-shi Shikahatacho 30272F
  • WORKMAN Nara Imaichi
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Imaichicho 53-ban 1
  • UNIQLO Oshikuma
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Nara-shi Oshikumacho 2269
  • UNIQLO Nishiyamato
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Kitakatsuragi-gun Kawaicho Nishiyama Dai522-3
  • WORKMAN Yamatokoriyama
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Yamatokoriyama-shi Kobayashicho Nishi 1-chome 3-26
  • WORKMAN Ikoma Tawaraguchi
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Ikoma-shi Tawaraguchicho 1383-1
  • WORKMAN Kashihara Masuga
    Style / Fashion
    Nara Kashihara-shi Tsuchihashicho 194-banchi no 1

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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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