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KIMONO / JAPANESE TEXTILES
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!
YUZUIRO (Kimono, Furniture, Antiques)
Located on the north side of Sanjo, across from Westin Miyako Hotel; a few min. walk from subway Keage Stn.; Tel: 075-752-5007; Open: 11:00-19:00, closed irregularly.; antique shop: 2F: a wide range of second hand kimono (women, men, children, yukata casual summer kimono, etc. from 500 yen), obi sash, accessories; 1F: antique furniture, old pottery, lacquer wares, etc. also popular; our staff help you dress in kimono; original pretty accessories using kimono textile; credit cards accepted; some Eng. spoken; email@example.com
Dress in Kimono & Explore Kyoto!
Kimono cushion: from 8,400yen
Kimono wine bag: from 9,800yen
Draw-string bag: fron 3,800 yen
Kimono Sale from 3,990 yen
Kimono Rental for stroll from 3,990 yen
*Tax not included in prices.
Kyoto Saganokan Shijo Main Shop
1-min. walk from Subway Shijo & Hankyu Karasuma Stn.
KATAYAMA BUNZABURO SHOTEN
Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten, since 1915
Elegant, Brilliant Shibori Magic
The creative beauty of shibori is perfectly flexible – discover your own way to enjoy them.
Handcrafted shibori scarves, shirts, bags, umbrellas, accessories, and more.
On the north side of Takoyakushi, west of Karasuma; Tel: 075-221-2666; Open: 10:00-18:30 (from 11:00-17:00 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 Kurochuku Wabiza: on the north side of Shijo, east from Yasaka Shrine; Tel: 075-541-1196; major credit cards accepted; DUTY FREE if buy over 10,000 yen (main shop only)firstname.lastname@example.org
AIZEN KOBO (INDIGO DYE CRAFT)
On Nakasuji, west of Omiya; Tel: 441-0355; Fax: 414-0355; Open daily 10:00-17:30; 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 and Sunday; AMEX, VISA, DC, MC, DINERS, JCB, NICOS; email@example.com
ECO FUROSHIKIYA (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, beautiful traditional Japanese wrapping clothes; Furoshiki is a useful and economical tool for wrapping and carrying things; PLUS a wide range of options: Tango chirimen fine clothes, ukiyoe design, colorful and traditional Japanese patterns, etc.; other textile goods available: table runners, noren curtains, wallets, pouches, tenugui hand towels, and more; firstname.lastname@example.org
See our wide range of hand-made original Japanese goods made with old kimono textiles
Many other interesting accessories and goods also available
Antique kimono: from 500 yen
Kimono textile bags: from 2,500 yen
Ukiyoe noren curtains: from 3,800 yen
Show KVG and get a special deal! (for purchases over 5,000 yen only)
A 5-min. walk west of Ginkaku-ji Temple
A 3-min. walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn.; Tel: 075-221-3133; 10:00-19:00; open daily but closed irregularly; Chiso, a traditional Kyo-yuzen (dyeing kimono) shop which was established in 1555 is now offering new items like stoles and accessories. Chiso has had a history of being the Imperial warrant, and their new collection including stoles, etc. carry down the subtle beauty sense that has been cultivated in Japanese culture. Chiso also has a variety of items that enrich their customer's daily live. The shop disseminates traditional & innovative culture through the annex ''Chiso gallery,'' which exhibits a variety of art pieces and documents that Chiso has collected during its long history; E-mail: email@example.com
Fashionable in Kyoto
Vintage Kimono Rental
HINAYA KYOTO lets you enjoy the chic fun of wearing a vintage kimono fashionably alongside your regular wardrobe. Why don’t you rent a vintage kimono to give yourself a new stylish look while staying in Kyoto?
Rental fee per kimono
500 yen (for 10 days)
* We kindly ask our overseas customers to show us your passport.
Kiyomizu Gojozaka Flagship Store
Closed: Thurs. & New Year holidays
A 7-min. walk east from Keihan Line Kiyomizu Gojo Stn.; Near Gojozaka Bus Stop
KYOTO SHIBORI MUSEUM
Located southeast of Nijo castle; A 5-min. walk from subway Nijojo-mae stn; Tel: 075-221-4252; 500 yen; Open: 9:00-17:00; Special exhibitions: shibori art, tools and samples of shibori are displayed. You can try on a shibori kimono in a quick and simple way for FREE; Shibori classes in English are available on the day; Reservation recommended; Silk scarves: 3,000 yen, approx 60-min; Museum shop: variety of original shibori items, scarves, bags, fabrics and souvenirs are sold at reasonable prices; www.shibori.jp; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/kyotoshibori; Museum for all textile lovers on this planet.
Tomo Design KOBO by KIMONO dyer & designer
''Modern Kyoto Clothing''
Elegant, Practical & Comfortable using Natural light-weight fabrics
Mr. Tomoyuki Tsuji, born and bred in Kyoto, has created a completely new style of clothing made with soft, comfortable materials that people can enjoy in their daily lives. His clothing has been chosen as staff costumes for Japanese renowned resort hotels, a museum in Shiga Prefecture, etc.
Please make an appointment via Tel: 090-9618-7635 (10:00-18:00) or E-mail: email@example.com *Please use simple words/writing. Located near Nijo Castle.
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.
KYOTO ANTIQUES CENTER
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 yuzen textile crafts
Geta (wooden sandals)
And much more!
Major credit cards accepted
A relaxing restaurant/café on the 2nd floor
Here, they offer the exhibition and sale of highly selected master pieces made by Emile Galle and the Daum Brothers as well as other exquisite items include museum pieces, flower vases, small pots, lamps, etc. Special exhibitions may be held occasionally.
ART NOUVEAU GLASS - Japonism -
by Emile Galle and the Daum Brothers
Exhibition and Sale of selected gorgeous and delicate masterpieces made by great masters
A 3-min. walk from Keihan Line ''Sanjo'' or Subway Tozai Line ''Sanjo Keihan''
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.
On the east side of Karasuma, north of Nijo; Tel: 212-5590; Open: 9:00-19:00 (until 18:00 on Sat., 17:00 on Sun., holidays); 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; Sannenzaka Shop (in Seiryu-en, near Kiyomizu Temple): open: 9:00-18:00; Tel: 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.
Buddhist Accessories & Art
Buddhist Art Specialty Shop
Buddhist Art Sculpture & Mandara
A Buddhist Art specialty shop and gallery that offers beautifully carved-Buddhist statues and mandara paintings. On 1F, many of high quality Buddhist statues which are carefully carved to imitate national treasures, important cultural properties are displayed. 2F is a great gallery to see the mandara-art.
Sanno, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 606-8392 Japan
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)
We offer a wide variety of ceramics including an excellent selection of Kyo-yaki and Kiyomizu-yaki wares. High quality traditional Japanese crafts such as woodblock prints and iron kettles are also available.
Major credit cards accepted
Asahido Main Shop
Open: 9:00-18:00 (open later during special nighttime opening of Kiyomizu Temple) / Tel: 075-531-2181
True quality tea ceremony utensils and Kiyomizu Pottery
Kashogama has succeeded the tradition of Kiyomizu Pottery since 1914.
Authentic Japanese pottery and porcelain works and fired in the Noborigama and Anagama kilns.
The 4th generation master, Kasho Morioka (1973-), has had many international experiences with his pottery works (U.S., China, Italy, etc.).
On the Sannenzaka Street near Kiyomizu Temple
Major credit cards OK.
Duty Free (8% tax deducation)
A Variety of Quality Japanese Ceramics for Daily Use
Meet unique, one-of-a-kind and reasonably-priced Japanese ceramic goods we've selected from around Japan!
Heian Art - Japanese Ceramic -
On the west side of Jingu-michi, north of Sanjo (south of the large torii shrine gate of Heian Shrine); Tel: 075-751-0277
Open: 10:00-17:00, Closed: Mon.
Heian Art - Fine Oriental Antiques -
On the south side of Sanjo, east of Shirakawabashi Bridge (west of the Westin Miyako Kyoto) Tel: 075-751-1775
Open: 9:00-17:00, Closed: Sun.
TOUAN Nishiki-koji Shop
Find elegant original masterpieces here
beautifully handmade by skillful craftsmen
- Our shop located in the famous Nishiki Market, ''Kyoto’s Kitchen''
- Kiyomizu-yaki is a traditional craft that has 400 years of history in Kyoto
20% OFF if you show KVG! *Some items are exempt from this discount.
Open daily: 10:00-17:00
On the west side of Gokomachi, north side of Nishiki
Visit our website and see our other sister shops in Kyoto!
JAPANESE KNIVES & SWORDS
Located west of Gokomachi, on the north side of Nishiki, one block north of Shijo; Tel: 221-1091; Fax: 231-1066; Open 9:00-17:30; Famous for the finest handmade Japanese knives, for all kinds of cooking, pans, and other special kitchen implements; Aritsugu's especially well-made, high quality wares have long had a high reputation with leading chefs throughout Japan, and are an especially popular gift or souvenir item with international tourists.
Across from the southeast corner of Nijo Castle; Tel: 811-4645; Fax: 811-4649; Open 10:00-18:00; Closed Wed; enter the amazing world of Japanese swords; all kinds of swords on display, including real old and new swords made with precision craftsmanship, and fine replicas made from metal; Get one as something special, as a memory of the Land of the Samurai, Japan; You can also order a sword from your country and we will ship it to you; AMEX, VISA, MC, UC, JCB, DINERS, MASTER.
Japanese Antique Sword & Armor
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.
Tozando Shogoin Store
Open every day 10:00-19:00
On the south side of Marutamachi, about 100m east of Higashioji
Entomi, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 608-8323 Japan
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Museum Shop KYO-SHION-Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts-
Miyako Messe B1F, on south side of Nijo, east from Higashi-oji St.; Tel: 075-762-2670; Open: 9:00-17:00; Closed: 2 days in mid Aug., Dec. 29- Jan. 3: Admission free; Experience (charged): Try making your own original handkerchief, fan, T-shirts and so on by a technique called ''Surigata Yuzen Dyeing,'' one of Kyoto's traditional dyeing techniques (Sat., Sun. and national holiday; reservation necessary on weekdays); Museum shop: handicraft items and souvenirs are sold at the reasonable prices.
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.
Kawara Craft Studio ''ILACA''
ILACA offers a variety of Kawara (Japanese roof tile) arts and crafts made from the same traditional techniques used in making prestigious temples and important historical architecture sites in Japan.
Strap: 650 yen
Magnet: 650 yen
Incense holder: 650 yen
Photo stand: 1,300 yen
In front of JR Saga Arashiyama Station; Open: 10:00-17:00; Closed irregulary; Tel: 075-861-0314
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 café on the second floor
Open: 9:00-19:00 / Closed: Sun. & nat'l holidays
A 7-min. walk from Kyoto Station; On the north side of Shichijo, east of Nishinotoin (Kotani Bldg. 1F & 2F)
Handmade Gamaguchi - Products for contemporary living
Choose your favorite style from our wide variety of Gamaguchi (traditional Japanese pouch with metal clasp). Great choice as a gift.
Ayanokoji Okazaki Store
On the east side of Okazaki (east of Heian Shrine)
Open: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m
Custom-order with your own fabric accepted!
Ayanokoji Gion Store
On the west side of Higashioji (southwest of Yasaka Shrine)
Open: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. (from 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Sun., Nat'l holidays)
MODERN & CLASSIC DESIGNS
Japanese traditional gift and accessory store opened in 1886
Made in JAPAN
All items made in Japan, attention to detail being our ultimate goal.
Purchase over 3,000 yen and receive a free gift.
Cute and pop, Japanese traditional gifts and accessories available in the center of the city; Purses, folding fans, small accessories, etc.
On the southeast corner of Ayanokoji and Muromachi
A 5-min. walk from Subway Shijo Stn.
Born in Kyoto, Made in Kyoto
Reproducing Kyoto's successive patterns in modern-style
Find a variety of Japanese style bags, accessories made with Kyoto's old textile patterns blended with modern flavors!; Stylish, high quality items for souvenirs as well
Japanese-style bags, pouch, a ccessories, etc.
Full of different patterns, colors in fine quality!
Made in Japan
Open: 11:00-20:00; Closed: Mon. (open when holiday)
Tel: 075-211-7388; On the east of Kawaramachi, south side of Sanjo
IMURA ART GEM
THE BEAUTY OF JAPANESE DESIGN
The highest quality, sophisticated and original designs which you can only find here in Kyoto.
Open: 11:00-20:00 (open daily) Tel: 075-231-6116
B1 of Kyoto Hotel Okura
On the northeast corner of Kawaramachi Oike
Choose from any of our one-of-a-kind watches to decorate your life.
One-of-a-kind original hand-made watches consisting of designs expressing the natural beauty of Japan with harmonized vintage colors. Watch making classes are also available.
Yasaka Kamimachi Shop
Open: 10:00-19:00 Tel: 075-551-2270
On Yasaka dori; A 1-min. walk from Yasaka Pagoda
Shirakawadori Shinbashi Shop
Open: 10:00-19:00 Tel: 075-561-3333
On the corner where Shinbashi-dori and Shirakawa Minami-dori meet
KI-ICHIZAWA (CANVAS BAG)
The true quality loved by Kyoto's craftsmen
Durable, Simple, Functional
Their bags are highly durable with beautiful sewing work techniques using top quality materials. Please come & feel their true quality!
Using the highest quality canvas & metal attachments
A highly durable bag with beautiful sewing & finishing detail
Hand bags: from 3,240 yen
Shoulder bags: from 3,024 yen
Backpacks: from 6,048 yen
Accessories: from 648 yen
On the west side of Higashioji, north of Shinbashi; A 2-min. walk from the north side of Yasaka Shrine
Tel: 075-531-1296; Open: 9:30-18:30 (Closed on Wed.)
A Tailored Hand Made Bag makes your life
Beautiful, Unique & Delightful
A made-in-Japan high quality, only one in the world tailored-hand-made bag shop; Major credit cards accepted and International shipment also available.
Made from your favorite fabric Bucket Tote
Beautiful yet Stylishly simple
Open daily: 11:00-19:00 Tel: 075-881-9548
A 5-min. walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Stn.
Fall in love with our hand-made naturally tanned leather items
Authentic hand-made vegetable tanned leather bags, accessories made in Hokkaido by dedicated artisans; The beautiful & tough bags can be used for a long time.
Our leather develops a natural patina over time
From bags, purses and stationery, etc., variety of items available!
Free name engraving for yourself or as a gift
ITAGAKI Kyoto Store
Open: 11:00-19:00 (Closed: Tues.)
A 3-min. walk toward east from the No. 1 Exit of Karasuma Oike Stn. of subway Karasuma or Tozai Line
Made in Japan
This Japanese artisan-hand-made shoes shop from Hiroshima, now able to buy in Kyoto! Try their original highly designed & amazingly comfy shoes with your feet!
A Japanese sneaker, each shoes hand-made by artisans.
Using rubbery comfy insoles to give you amazing foot comfort!
Our superior-quality was recognized at the Paris & Milan Collection 2004
Open: 10:00-19:00; Closed irregularly; Tel: 075-531-8847
From Higashioji-dori, turn right (east) at the 2nd street north of Matsubara-dori; on the left side