Kyoto

GALLERY YUKEI

Yukei is the shop that sells original products used in Tawaraya-ryokan, a well-established Japanese style hotel in Kyoto. The products are a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese designs. They are functional as well as aesthetically appealing. The store is committed to creating quality products. Tawaraya Soap, a popular souvenir, is a product of two years of collaborative effort by the owner of ryokan and a soap maker. In addition to soaps, the store sells several hundreds of original products, which are even just fun to look at. The store is easily accessible being located at the center of Kyoto.
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Address:Anekoji Fuyacho-Higashiiru Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto
Open:10:00-19:00
Closed on the 1st & the 3rd Tuesday
(Jan,Feb.Mar.Jun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Dec.)

Tel:075-257-6880

KARAFUNEYA

This is the shop Karafuneya created to sell both their original products and others. Many of their designs are associated with Kimono and offer a distinct Kyoto flavor.As many items are reasonably priced, it is a great place to buy souvenirs. The store is about a 10-minute walk from the Heian Shrine.
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Address:505 Higashimonzen-cho Higashioji-dori Niomon-sagaru, Sakyo-ku Kyoto
URl http://www.karafuneya.com/gallery-shop/
Tel:075-761-1167

LACQUER WARE ASOBE

Over 200 years since its establishment in 1807, Asobe have strived and polished its technique to produce Kyoto Lacquer wares which meet high expectations for quality and artistry by the most demanding clients in Kyoto such as the Imperial court, families of Sado (the art of the tea ceremony), Kado (the art of flower arrangement), and Koudou (the art of incense burning). Its lacquer wares are soft, graceful, yet dignified, reflecting high sense of beauty in Kyoto. Asobe produces variety of lacquer products from table wares, jewelry boxes, and to vases. Many of its wares are used regularly by well-known Japanese-style restaurants all over the country. (Note) The photo left is an image as product changes on a regular basis.
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Address: Shijo-sagaru, Higashinotoin dori shimogyo-ku Kyoto
Open:10:00-18:00
Closed on Wednesday
URl http://asobe.co.jp/
Tel:075-344-5333

KYOTO BENRIDO

Kyoto Benrido is managed by a printing company, Benrido, who has been specializing in art printing since 1887 and operates museum shops in prestigious museums in Japan. Benrido markets all the postcards sold in those museum shops. You can enjoy more than 1000 postcards and pick the ones you like. The store also sells Benrido’s original postcards. Its fine skills and commitment to art has achieved such beautiful and delicate artwork in postcards!
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Address: Sanjo, Tominoko-ji agaru Nishigawa, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto
Open:10:30-19:30
Closed on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday (Jan,Feb & Jun)
URl http://www.benrido.co.jp/
Tel:075-253-0625

RAAK

RAAK brand was created by an established store founded in 1615 to specialize in Tenugui, a traditional Japanese facecloth which deeply rooted in Japanese culture. The store offers a wide range of designs from a classic, such as inspired by Japanese spiritual concept, “Wa” or “harmony”, to a modern pop. RAAK’s tenugui is dyed by the same method used in Kyo-Yuzen and have high resistance to fading. With its functionality as well as aesthetically appealing designs, RAAK’s tenugui has become a Kyoto’s popular brand. You can use tenugui in many ways; as a scarf, a wrapper for a wine bottle, and so on. How to use it is up to you. RAAK is accessible with its six shops around Kyoto Station and near Gion.
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Address:358 Ennogyojiyacho Anekoji-kudaru Muromachi Dori Nakagyo-ku Kyoto
Open:11:00-19:00
URl http://raak.jp/
Tel:075-222-8870