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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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Kyoto Handicraft Center is a twin buildings located nearby Heian Shrine, Kyoto. (Some floors are closed in West building, because of preparing renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.) 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, duty-free shopping, foreign currency exchange, oversea shipping, tour information desk, internet access, and so on. Over 400 seats are available at our restaurants, we offer Japanese lunch box (Bento) or buffet style lunch by reservation.
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17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-761-8001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had already seen there were mixed reviews of this craft centre before visiting. Our experience was good as we had combined it with visiting the nearby (~15 min walk) Yasaka shrine. The craft centre is in two buildings and it takes awhile to get...More

Thank SteveF77
Reviewed 30 August 2017

There are many sort of traditional Japanese handicrafts, ranging from woodblock print making to pottery and kimono and sword making. You name it, it's on display and for sale here. Several stories in two buildings. If you're looking for a souvenir of your Japan trip...More

Thank AirsDream
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We are travelers, but not shoppers. Our visit to the Kyoto Handicraft Center was included in a Kyoto tour at the lunch stop. Surprisingly, I did find this to actually be a pleasant experience....there was a large selection of souvenirs as well as high quality...More

Thank Worldtraveler85730
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Absolutely stunning collection and a must-see for all souvenir hunters Kimonos, handicraft, jewellery, cqrds, furoshikis, all of super quality and very good price/quality ratio , Best place to buy second hand kimonos (affordable !) and new yukatas;

1  Thank YPRK-family-of-4
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I really recommend to all tourist visiting Kyoto to also get to know Japans culture by doing a workshop. I mentioned to a guy I met in my hostel, that I would love to try Yukiyo-e printing and he took me there the next day....More

Thank neo_gucky
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This place was promoted as a great place for arts and crafts, including DIY projects and great shopping at very reasonable prices. Turned out that the prices were very much on the high end of the spectrum, yes quality items, but still pretty expensive. And...More

1  Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This place had the most extensive selection of souvenirs of anyplace I went in Kyoto OR Tokyo. Also, arguably the nicest. There was several floors of items among 2 buildings. It's worth a look even if you don't want to buy anything, as they have...More

1  Thank emilybean
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was the shopping highlight out of 6 cities in Japan! We found beautifully made gifts for family members, young and old, and for our home. You must see this place when you're in Kyoto. There is a place where one can have a lunch...More

1  Thank Janice K
Reviewed 26 May 2017

If you are interested in bringing back QUALITY keepsakes for your family back home, this is the place to go. There are two buildings at the handicraft center. I bought most of my souvenirs in the east building. There were many lovely keepsakes there at...More

1  Thank Lori W
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Attended this centre and had lessons in Japanese enamel artwork. Made myself a fish key ring. A bit different to the usual tourist things to do

1  Thank Linette P
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
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
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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