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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
+81 75-761-8001
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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

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
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way to go here for our souvenir shopping needs based on the good reviews here. We were very disappointed upon arrival. It was much smaller than expected. The good quality items were very expensive and the rest were tourist trap...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This is spread across two buildings. It is not obvious but you can also go up in the lift and look at the craftspeople at work on various floors and there are videos and explanations. I came to do a 1 hour Damascene workshop which...More

Thank Harriet A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

You can find a wide range of products. From prints to pottery, sake to books. Really recommend if you need a gift for someone else or for yourself.

Thank Gustavo F
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Much like the bigger department stores in Tokyo or Kyoto, but quieter and with very helpful staff. Very easy to take your time to shop and consider purchases, and have help on hand. Also easy to organise the tax refund at the counter when making...More

Thank Jessica R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We traveled to Kyoto to see the magnificent cherry blossoms ( Sakura) which indeed are breathtaking. Sunrise Tours arranged for us to experience local handicraft center Which was supposed to consist of local crafts as well as experience of being in the workshop studio. Afterward...More

Thank sonia646
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Place with good quality Japanese stuff. Quite pricey though. The shop itself is not really special. Better than most souvenir shops, though not a must-see.

Thank Sophie K
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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