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Kyoto Handicraft Center

17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-8001
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Very good variety of handicrafts

This location provides classes you can take, however, we arrived to late for the classes. The... read more

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Pam T
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Phoenix, Arizona
Nice place souvenir

Good place,best quality souvenir..price equal w/ quality...perfect 20" geisha dolls want to visit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Kyoto Handicraft Center is a twin buildings located nearby Heian Shrine, Kyoto. We offer one-stop shopping for Japanese handicrafts and souvenirs, hands-on handicraft workshops, observing crafts studio, and restaurants. We are dedicated to selling not only traditional handicrafts, but also Japanese accessories and variety goods in a modern style arrangement. Amita Damascene Studio is always open and you can enjoy craftsmen work in front of your eyes. At our handicraft workshop, you are able to enjoy making a choice of handicraft out of nine kinds. We offer great services: English-speaking staffs, tax-free shopping, foreign currency exchange, oversea shipping, tourist information, Free W-Fi, and so on. Over 400 seats are available at our restaurants, we offer Japanese lunch box (Bento) or buffet style lunch by reservation. Open everyday except New Year holiday(January 1st and 2nd)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-8001
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Reviewed yesterday

This location provides classes you can take, however, we arrived to late for the classes. The building has many Japanese handicrafts to choose from, most of excellent quality, It seems the prices are a bit higher but if you are limited on time this is...More

Thank Pam T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good place,best quality souvenir..price equal w/ quality...perfect 20" geisha dolls want to visit again next holiday

1  Thank Citra Gemilang M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a great place for any collector or an admirer of Japanese arts. The woodblock print collection is impressive, and even if you are not s fan you will definitely become one. The center also offers statues and very nice jewelry- so you can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place! And not at all busy on our recent visit to Japan at peak cherry blossom tin where most places we’re having, we went early, enjoyed the cool air con and the calm of the Center. Enjoyed mooching around the different floors....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the place where we bought our presents, damascene work from the top floor of the west building and kimonos and happy jackets from the east building. The prints on the cotton are ravishing and they stock extra long length for tall people. All...More

1  Thank Goodtouristfood
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We spent the better part of the day here. We had read that they offer several craft classes, and we wanted to do that. My friend made a damascene necklace, and I made a hand-painted fan. It was not busy, so we each had our...More

3  Thank swoodruf
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We had a great time picking out gifts and art for our home. They have everything from books to art to bowls and candy. Prices varies quite a bit so there was something for everyone’s budget. The people who worked there were so nice and...More

2  Thank Siri L
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

My daughter and I very much enjoyed the center. It was a great place to spend a rainy day. The crafts one could participate in didn't really seem all that exciting, but there were very nice crafts available for purchase.

3  Thank ruthrh
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a local market experience, you will not find it here. The centre appears to focus on selling upmarket wares to cashed-up tourists. If that is what you are into, I think this place will be quite enjoyable for you. I picked...More

1  Thank ViajesyVino
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Would thoroughly recommend a visit for Japanese handicrafts especially if you’re looking for woodblock prints. The prices here are very reasonable. The center is a little out of the way so you’ll have to make the effort to get here. Others had recommended the buffet...More

2  Thank Andrew M
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shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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