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Antiques

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Ukiyoe Shop (Japanese woodblock prints)

Art Yoshikiri

Our shop Yoshikiri in Gion, Kyoto carries thousands of various authentic Ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints). Bring the pride of Japanese woodblock prints into your own room!

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THE ART STREET

SHINMONZEN SHOP LEAGUE

Shinmonzen street is a quiet path lined with quaint shops selling various works of art. Among the locations, there are many specialists in oriental art such as Koimari pottery and ukiyoe woodblock prints. Their friendly and knowledgeable assistance can help you find that perfect piece. Please feel free to drop in and browse through our selections.

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Souvenirs

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Antique Kimono and novelties

BON KYOTO

We offer a wide selection of antique Kimono at reasonably priced values. Lots of original designs and novelties. Hand made quality Kimono made from silk of the Taishō and beginning of the Shōwa eras. Specialty items original to Kyoto.

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Japanese souvenirs

Ginkakudo

A variety of Japanese style hand made, heartfelt souvenirs in Kyoto.

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Japanese style fashions & Bazaar

Rakuzen

Rakuzen is a Japanese novelty shop that offers an assortment of knick knacks used for everyday life according to the season. From chopsticks, lacquer ware, bags, clothes, shoes and other Japanese-like doodads, the handy, cute, yet modernly arranged merchandise are available at a reasonable cost.

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Duty free shopping & Cultural Experience

KYOTO HANDICRAFT CENTER

KYOTO HANDICRAFT CENTER is a great facility for people all around the world to get a hands-on experience of Japanese culture and tradition. There are many services available that a foreign tourist would appreciate such as foreign currency exchange, sightseeing guides, internet access and friendly English speaking staff are always ready to help on every floor!

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Specialty shops

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Kimono shop

Kyoto Kiyomizu TATSUMIYA

The long standing Kimono shop, TATSUMIYA is located along Higashioji-dori street in the sightseeing area of Higashiyama where you can find famous temples such as Kiyomizu-dera temple and Kōdai-ji temple.

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Japanese Bamboo novelties

Kyoto Sanjo TAKEMATSU

Feel the best of the seasons and the beauty of Japanese culture through bamboo.

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Fan specialty shop

Maisendo

Facing Shijo-dori street in the Gion area, a specialty store exclusively for Japanese style folding fans set close to Yasaka-jinja shrine and Minamiza Theatre.

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Japanese Tableware

KYO-BAN

Located just outside the south gate of Yasaka Jinja shrine near Ishibei-kōji street and Kōdai-ji temple in the heart of Kyoto City, Gion, you can find our Japanese tableware shop. With a long history and tradition of tableware, tools and handiwork, it continues to be cherished tableware of Kyoto. Many of its dishes are loved and used by major Ryokans and famed cooks. Others are sleek, cute and just fit for young people and some even used when serving royalty and celebrities. Another piece done by a famous writer, in any case, there is a wide variety of quality pieces to choose from.

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Bookstore

Green E Books

You can buy, sell and rent old and used Books written in English!

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Specialty food shops

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Japanese Pickles shop

DAIYASU

Established May 17th 1902.
All naturally pickled with no extra preservatives added, we take the importance of flavor and aroma seriously.
To have you savour the best flavours of vegetables in its prime season, we don't use any chemical seasoning, artificial colours, artificial flavouring, acerbities or thickeners. We take pride in pickling our vegetables using only Kelp and Bonito as the principle stock with soya sauce, brewed vinegar, "mirin" (Japanese sweet rice wine for cooking) salt, sugar and miso. The balance of all these natural ingredients creates a harmony of satisfying flavours.

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Hands-on experiences

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Maiko make over Studio

EMARSA

When visiting Kyoto, Japan, experiencing the traditional representation of Maiko transformation is a must!
Maiko Palace "EMARSA" is a genuine Maiko transformation studio.

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Maiko transformation experiences

KOKORO

The word "KOKORO" in our store name, signifies heart and hospitality. Get in touch with the best of Japanese culture through an authentic Maiko experience.

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Miscellaneous Services

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Bicycle rental shop

Kyo no Raku-chari

[Kyo no Rakuchari] Higashiyama Sanjo branch is an electric motorized bicycle specialty shop. The powerful motored bicycles will assist you when you need a push start or help you up those tough uphill routes for an easy sweat-free ride. Enjoy your sightseeing in the Higashiyama area where you are close by the world heritage sites such as Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kinkaku-ji temple, Nijo-jo castle, Ginkaku-ji temple and the Imperial castle.

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