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MIMURO (Original Kimono)
294 Tamatsushima-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto (on the north side of Matsubara, west of Karasuma) ; a 5-min. walk from Shijo subway Stn.; Tel: 344-1220; open daily: 10:00-18:30; incredible selection of kimono, obi sashes, kimono fittings, etc. in a 5-story building; all reasonably priced; formal kimono for weddings; kimono from 2,500 yen; obi from 1,000 yen; women's yukata from 2,500 yen; men's yukata from 2,500 yen; accessories from 100 yen; bags, footwear from 1,000 yen; silk kimono from 10,000 yen; silk obi (tsuzure weaving) from 5,000 yen; Receive a FREE small gift if you show KVG and buy something!

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Dress in Shibori and Feel Shibori
From Classical Kimono to Artistic ''Wearable Art''

Shibori, a traditional Japanese tie-dye technique, creates a unique form and texture resulting in original fashion items - Discover and enjoy a one-of-a-kind item just for you.

On the north side of Takoyakushi, west of Karasuma; Tel: 075-221-2666; Open: 10:00-18:30 (10:00-18:00 on Sat., Sun. & nat. hols); Traditional Kyoto shibori tie dye shop since 1915; Many awards received in traditional craft competitions; Our soft fine scarves are especially popular with foreigners; original shibori shirts, bags, dresses; A little English spoken; Gion Shop : 1F of Gion Kurochiku Wabiza: On the north side of Shijo, east from Yasaka Shrine; Tel: 075-541-1196; Major credit cards accepted; Tax FREE if buy over 5,000 yen; shibori@bunzaburo.com.

On Nakasuji, west of Omiya; Tel: 075-441-0355; Fax: 075-414-0355; Open: 10:00-17:30; Closed Sun.; This shop designs, makes and sells traditional Japanese and modern Western clothes; Naturally dyed indigo thread and other related accessory items also available; Mail orders possible and easily arranged; Call in advance if you are planning to visit the shop on Saturday & Sunday; AMEX, VISA, DC, MC, UC, DINERS, JCB, NICOS; aizenkobo@biglobe.jp

ECO FUROSHIKI & NORENYA (Gotou Saburo Shoten)
On the north side of Aneyakoji, west of Nishinotoin; Tel: 075-241-1516; Open: 9:00-18:00; Closed Sun. & holidays; We specialize in Furoshiki and Noren curtains; Furoshiki is a beautiful traditional Japanese wrapping cloth; a useful and economical tool for wrapping and carrying things; PLUS a wide range of options: Tango chirimen fine cloth, ukiyoe designs, colorful and traditional Japanese patterns, etc.; Noren is an elegant Japanese style split curtain that generally hangs at the entrance of shops or houses or is used as a room partition; decoration as a tapestry, and a wide range of designs are available as well; Other textile goods including table runners, wallets, pouches, tenugui hand towels, and more await you!; gotou3@syd.odn.ne.jp


On Manjuji, east of Sakaimachi; Tel: 351-0033; Open: 9:00-19:00, closed Sundays and holidays; Enormous collection of uchikake (bridal wedding kimono) and obi (sash for kimono); Used kimono at reasonable prices.

East side of Teramachi, 10-min from City Hall , north of Nijo ; Tel : 222-0793; Open: 10:30-19:00, closed Tue.& 3rd Mon.; the Kyoto Antiques Center has about 20 shops specializing in antiques and ancient arts and crafts from Japan and abroad; Japanese: calligraphy, pottery, bronze ware, lacquer, glass ware, tea ceremony things, dolls, clocks, postcards, textiles, kimonos, netsuke, accessories, furniture; Western (art deco, Victorian, mid-century from America and Europe), Chinese, Korean antiques; modern art works; from reasonable price exceptional to exclusive high quality arts; some English spoken.

More than 120-year history as Kyoto’s souvenir shop near Kiyomizu Temple
Amazing selection of high-quality Japanese souvenirs & great prices!

Kimono & yukata
Samurai swords (katana)
Kyoto dolls
Kiyomizu-yaki ceramics
Kyoto yuzen textile crafts
Geta (wooden sandals)
And much more!

Major credit cards accepted

A relaxing restaurant/café on the 2nd floor

Open: 9:00-17:30
Tel: 075-561-3361

Kimono & Antiques
Discover the cherished and respected stories behind every item

Variety of elaborate antique items: Antique kimono, antique textiles, ceramic works, antique wares, and many other items; Learn how to wear kimono!

Dress in kimono: 1,000 yen
Kimono lesson: 1,000 yen (with tea)
11:00-17:00 (reservation required)
Occasional Events and workshops

Open: 11:00-21:00 / Closed: 21st & 25th every month
15 meters east of Chayama Stn. on the Eizan Railway, on the south side of the street Tel: 075-724-0137


On Horikawa, across from Nishi Hongan-ji Temple; Tel : 371-0162; Open: 9:00-17:30, closed 1st & 3rd Sundays; Kungyoku-do has dealt in incense, fine wood, herbs, and spices for 400 years; Uses only the finest natural ingredients; AMEX, VISA, DC, MC, DINERS, JCB.

Main Store: On the east side of Karasuma, north of Nijo; Tel: 075-212-5590; Open:9:00-18:00 (Kunjyukan 10:00-17:00); Closed Jan. 1-3; With over 300 years in the traditional Japanese incense business; Experience the relaxing, soothing world of incense; English spoken; Overseas shipping service; Tax free (only Main store); Sanneizaka Store (in Seiryu-en, near Kiyomizu Temple): Open: 9:00-18:00; Tel: 075-532- 5590; Choose your favorite incenses and packages among several kinds (''TOKI-NO-KA''); JCB, VISA, DC.

On the north side of Shimodachiuri, west of Muromachi; Tel: 075-441-1123; Open: 10:00-17:30; Closed: Mid Aug. & New Year’s holiday; Specialty shop of Japanese incense for 200 years; A wide range of quality incense are made from natural materials (Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Kyara, etc.) based on their original recipe; Incense making (create your original fragrance) & Monko (Listening to Incense) workshops available (reservations required one day in advance); Overseas shipping service; JCB, VISA, MASTER, AMEX, DINERS, UC, Ginren.


Mori Touki Kan
Only a 2-min. walk from Kiyomizu Temple, Mori Touki Kan offers a wide range of fine Kiyomizu pottery work and Kyoto-style accessories & goods.

Many kinds of Kyoto specialties and souvenirs are available at our other shop (across from the main shop)

Major credit cards accepted
Overseas shipping service available

Try our pottery making experience!

Open: 9:30-17:30 (open until 21:30 during special night-time opening period of Kiyomizu Temple)

Tel: 075-561-3457
On Kiyomizu-zaka

Elegant ceramic masterpieces handmade by skilled craftsmen

Kiyomizu-yaki ceramics reflecting 400 years of Kyoto history, Tenmoku porcelain, a wide variety of sake wares and more

TOUAN Nishiki-koji Shop
Open daily: 10:00-17:00; Tel: 075-213-5548; On the west side of Gokomachi, north side of Nishiki Market

TOUAN Yasaka Shop
Open daily: 10:00-17:00; Tel: 075-525-8707; Across from Yasaka Pagoda

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Traditional Craft & Fine Art
Only in Kyoto
Justice and Honesty

Sophisticated gallery with authentic tea ceremony rooms in the tranquil residential area; A variety of fine ceramics and contemporary art.

Open: 11:00-19:00; Closed: Mon.(open irregularly; contact us before visit)
On the west side of Fuyacho, north of Nijo
Tel: 075-212-0166

Raku Studio WARAKU
Tradition and spirit of Raku ware (fired tea bowls started by Chojiro in the mid-16th century) for 8 generations spanning 180-years;

About Raku Ware: Raku ware was started by Chojiro in the mid-16th century in Kyoto under the guidance of tea master, Sen no Rikyu who established the concept of ''Wabi/Sabi.''

Open: 9:00-17:00 (closed irregularly); a 5-min. walk from Yasaka Shrine; Tel: 050-7122-0325


Amazing World of Japanese Sword
Enter the amazing world of Japanese swords; Operating for almost 50 years as a specialist in Japanese swords.

Specialist of sword
-All kinds of real swords on display, from new to vintage
-With precise and supreme craftsmanship
-Real and fine imitation swords are available

Japan Tax-free Shop
Open: 10:00-17:30; Closed: Tue., Wed.
Tel: 075-811-4645 (Japanese only)
Fax: 075-811-4649
On the south west corner of Horikawa Nijo

Experoence the Samurai Spirit
The Tozando Shogoin Shop specializes in traditional Japanese armor and weapons. The swords and sets of armor that Tozando deals in are exemplary specimens of Japanese art which don't lose their lustre, even over the course of more than half a millennium. Many valued customers esteem the high quality of our merchandise for their own collections or as gifts.

Japan. Tax-free Shop
Japanese Sword & Armor

Tozando Shogoin Store
Open every day 10:00-19:00
Tel: 075-762-1341

On the south side of Marutamachi, about 100m east of Higashioji
Entomi, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 608-8323 Japan

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Chopsticks Gallery MON
On the west side of the Shinkyogoku shopping arcade, south of Sanjo (across from MOVIX); Tel: 075-252-1284; Open everyday: 10:00-20:00 (until 21:00 on Sat., Sun. & holiday); more than 2,000 kinds of chopsticks collected from all over Japan using different craft techniques and materials; our original Kyoto lacquered chopsticks are highly recommended; great options for gift or souvenirs to take home; chopstick rests (1,000 kinds), bowls and other Japanese style accessories with seasonal motifs are available too; major credit cards accepted.

All Kinds of Japanese Kitchen & Household Hardware and Tools
Originally made authentic kitchen knives
Traditional Japanese rain gutters
Convenient cooking devices

From daily use household hardware and tools to authentic craft wares
Convenient access from Kyoto Station

Have a coffee break in our relaxing cafe on the second floor

Open: 9:00-19:00 / Closed: Sun. & nat'l holidays
Tel: 075-371-8519
A 7-min. walk from Kyoto Station; On the north side of Shichijo, east of Nishinotoin (Kotani Bldg. 1F & 2F)

Gamaguchi Specialist KYOTO-JAPAN
Handmade Gamaguchi - Products for contemporary living

Unique and original hand-made Gamaguchi (traditional Japanese pouch with metal clasp); Enjoy gamaguchi for daily use.

Ayanokoji Okazaki Main Store
40-15 Minamigosho-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Open: 10:00-18:00

Ayanokoji Gion Store
532 Minami-gawa. Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Open: 10:00-19:00

Ayanokoji Kotochika Kyoto Store
Kyoto Station B1F
Open: 10:00-20:00

*Japan. Tax-free shop

Walking Sticks and Canes

Tsue-ya specializes in handcrafted canes (‘tsue’ in Japanese), using traditional Japanese craft technique (Japanese lacquer, Japanese paper patterns, gold, etc.) as well as a wide range of structure and material; 150,000 canes in nearly 1,200 kinds priced from 7,000 yen; Find a cane design that makes you look fashionable and original; Fixing the length is free of charge; Major credit cards accepted; Tel: 075-221-9988 (main shop).


Canvas bags since 1905

Our one and only shop is located in Kyoto. Our simple and sturdy products are made from the most superior quality canvas and each is made by hand by our experienced craftspeople.

5 mins from subway Higashiyama station
602 Takabatake-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto