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Shoyeido Incense Co. Kyoto Main Store (香老舗 松栄堂 京都本店・薫習館)


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A long-standing store with a long history as a leader of fragrance culture since its founding in 1705. They manufacture and sell all sorts of fragrances including incense for religious use, incense sticks for tatami rooms, informal incenses, incense for tea ceremonies, and incense pastilles. The shop interior feels like a room used for tea ceremonies and it's fun to search the shop for a scent that fits your lifestyle. Popular purchases for those looking for Kyoto souvenirs are their Hourin incenses, a traditional scent used in traditional Japanese restaurants and inns, and their popular XiangDo Series, a pure fragrance with scents of rose and lavender.


Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Karasuma-dori Nijo Agaru East side (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0752125590

9:00-18:00 [Kaorukan] 10:00-17:00

Review of Shoeido kyoto

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Reviewed:2016/11/29 Visit with Ryoko-San
My friend and I absolutely had the most fascinating visit to the Karasuma Nijo store where Ryoko-San introduced us to the traditional way of making incense in their fragrance factory tour. Ryoko-San...
Reviewed:2015/07/02 Best spot for incense in Kyoto
This shop is easy to find and quite convenient to the Karasuma subway line. Staff speak enough English to describe choices and help you to make a decision. The history of this company is...
Reviewed:2015/05/31 Incense world
Shoeido has over 300 years of history of making and selling incense products. This is its main store in Kyoto. The store is close to the Marutamachi subway station. In the store, you can explore all...

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Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Karasuma-dori Nijo Agaru East side [map]
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
9:00-18:00 [Kaorukan] 10:00-17:00
open everyday (except New Year's holiday, Kaorukan is Irregular holidays)
Parking Lot
Available (2spaces) * Kaorukan is 4spaces Available
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Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Clu)

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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.