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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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (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 10,000 yen; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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!; email@example.com
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
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; Tax free; Credit cards available;www.shibori.jp; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.facebook.com/kyotoshibori; Museum for all textile lovers on this planet.
Back to Japanese Traditional Style!!
SAMUE, Japanese Work and Casual Style Wear
Samue with Zen spirit & Mon suit with a Samurai soul
Samue, an originally Japanese style work wear has been re-designed into a stylish modern casual wear for daily-lives! Find your one from large selection of Samue!
One-day rental (10:00-17:00) is also available for Samue (1,000 yen) & Mon Japanese style suit (3,000 yen)
Drop in & Shop at our store near Nijo Castle!
On the south side of Nijo, east of Aburanokoji, a 3-min. walk from Exit No.2 of Subway Nijojo-mae Stn.; Open: 10:00-17:30; Closed: Wed. ; Tel: 075-256-7722
2007, 2008 Kyoto City V.I.S certified shop
The shop sells an original Japanese brand distinctive to KYOTO designed by the artist, Mr. Nishimura, who specializes in Japanese art. A variety of unique & casual items are available using a traditional technique, with the accent of modern flavors on them. Their items’ characteristics are not so flashy, but with designs that include “wabi-sabi,” one of the Japanese beauty senses. Having your name inscribed on a “JAPORHYTHM T-shirt” by the artist, Nishimura is a very popular service at the shop!
Artist & Representative, Mr. Nishimura
• The 29th Kyoto Design Competition 90: Silver prize
• The 6th Art Performance: Sponsorship award
and many more
Open: 11:00-20:00; Closed Oct 2-7
UTANOKOJI Bldg. 2F in the back
SAMURAI JEANS KYOTO shop
The company concept is high quality jeans, and a unique line of Japanese denim clothing made with traditional Japanese textiles and craft techniques.
SAMURAI JEANS pursues the Japanese tradition of making the very best quality jeans using the technical skills that have been perfected over generations of denim manufacturing in Japan.
SAMURAI JEANS KYOTO STORE
Next to the intersection of Bukkoji-dori and Yanaginobanba-dori
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
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.
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
Quality Japanese Ceramics & Antiques
Meet unique, one-of-a-kind and ceramics & antiques 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: 075-811-4645; Fax: 075-811-4649; Open: 10:00-17:30; Closed Tue., Wed.; Enter the amazing world of Japanese swords; Operating for more than 45 years as the specialist in Japanese swords; All kinds of real swords on display, from new ones to real vintage swords made with precision craftsmanship, or even fine replicas made from metal; Get one as something special, as a memory of the Land of the Samurai, Japan; AMEX, VISA, MC, UC, JCB, DINERS, MASTER, Ginren.
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.
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)
Gamaguchi Specialist KYOTO-JAPAN
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)
Custom-order with your own fabric accepted!
Ayanokoji Gion Store
On the west side of Higashioji (southwest of Yasaka Shrine)
*Japan. Tax-free shop
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
kitekite Kyoto main shop
A variety of T-shirts and accessories with original cute & pop Kyoto designs will give you a great memory of Kyoto; All items are made in Japan.
Native to Kyoto - a new kind of style keeping the tradition of Kyoto accented by a modern essence. All items are original design and MADE IN JAPAN
Kyoto main shop
On the west side of Yanaginobanba, north of Rokkaku
Japanese cosmetics shop
A variety of original cute Japanese cosmetics using skin-friendly ingredients; UV cream, lip gloss and many more available!
A 2-min. walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Stn.
Our hand cream, made from various flowers, and lip gloss are a great choice as souvenirs (1,300 yen)!
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