My Trip
(0)

Kyoto

  • Nakagyo Shopping

    Where to Shop in Nakagyo - Kyoto

    A number of traditional Japanese items can be found in specialty stores throughout Nakagyo. Japanese tea, fans, even samurai swords can be bought and shipped home. The street of Tera-machi-dori presents an absorbing stroll through old Kyoto with numerous little shops selling art, antiques and collectables.

    For a taste of everyday Kyoto life, head to the Nishiki-koji, a wonderfully chaotic fresh market that has umpteen stalls selling local delicacies such as saké, tofu, fish, Japanese pickles, vegetables, seaweed, traditional sweets and cooked food. The market features more than 100 vending stalls and most are old establishments that have been run by the same family for generations. Products for sale are said to be of better quality than those at average supermarkets in town and prices are accordingly a little higher.

    Read More
  • Rating From
    1. Kyoto Hotel Okura 4.7/ 5
    2. Kyoto Tokyu Hotel 4.3/ 5
    3. Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa 4.2/ 5
    4. ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto 4.3/ 5
    5. Citadines Kyoto Karasuma-Gojo 4.6/ 5
    6. Hotel Monterey Kyoto 4.5/ 5
    7. Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto 4.7/ 5
    8. Hotel MyStays Kyoto-Shijo 4.3/ 5
    9. Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto 4.5/ 5

Ippodo Tea Shop

0

Ippodo is a Kyoto institution; a nearly 300-year-old tea shop famous for its top-quality teas. According to their website Ippodo is a multi-faceted tea company directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. Besides being able to shop for top-grade Japanese green tea such as matcha, gyokuro, sencha and bancha, visitors can select many interesting tea utensils such as bamboo whisks (or ‘chasen’), bamboo tea ladles and traditional teapots. A trip to Ippodo would not be complete without visiting its impressive ‘Kaboku’ tearoom. Here, guests learn to brew tea for themselves.

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 09:00 – 19:00, Sun & holidays 09:00 – 18:00. Kaboku Tea Room daily 11:00 – 17:00
  • Location: Teramachi-dori Nijo, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 211 3421
  • How to get there: Tozai Subway Line, Nijo-jo Mae Station
Hide Map Show Map

Kyoto Nishiki Market

0

Nishiki Market is a must-visit destination for out-of-town visitors because it’s a real eye opener when it comes to local daily life. Many experts nickname it ‘the kitchen of Kyoto’. It is where you can find many local delicatessens such as saké, tofu, fish, Japanese pickles, vegetables, seaweed, traditional sweets, cooked food, kitchenware, knives and more. The market features more than 100 vending stalls and most shops are old establishments that have been run by the same family for generation after generation. Products for sale are said to be of better quality than those at average supermarkets in town and prices are accordingly a little higher.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Downtown Kyoto
  • Type: Local delicatessen and more
Hide Map Show Map

Tsunoki Sake Shop

0

Tsunoki is an old shop that deals mainly with saké and other Japanese alcoholic drinks including shochu (a traditional Japanese distilled spirit) and whisky. Ask for Teruo Fujii, an eighth-generation store owner and who is usually there to assist foreign customers to understand the depth of the world of sake.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00, closed on the second Wednesday of each month.
  • Location: 194 Tominokoji, Higashi-iru, Nishiki Ichiba, Nakagyo-ku. Centrally located in Nishiki Market
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 221 2441
Hide Map Show Map

Kuraya Hashimoto

0

New, antique and decorative swords have been the Hashimoto family’s business for over fifty years. The katana are painstakingly hand-crafted to make genuine replicas of the actual swords that were once brandished by samurai warriors. Flying home with a samurai sword might be a problem, thus Kuraya Hashimoto is pleased to offer safe, secure shipment to most countries.

  • Opening Hours: Thu – Tue 10:00 – 18:00
  • Location: 373-1 Kitagumi, Inokuma-cho, Sanbo, Oikesagaru, Inokuma Dori, Nakagyo-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 821 2791
  • How to get there: Tozai Subway Line, Nijo-jo Mae Station
Hide Map Show Map

Miyawaki Baisen-an

0

Housed in a vintage building dating back to 1823 Miyawaki Baisen-an presents a gorgeous array of fans and is the most famous fan shop in Kyoto. A cultural icon as much as a practical tool these fans are lacquered, painted, folded or scented into an amazing number of designs. Visit to browse these lovely accessories and pick up a special souvenir of Kyoto.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 18:00
  • Location: Tominokoji Nishi-Iru, Rokkaku-dori, Nakagyo-ku
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 221 0181
  • How to get there: Tozai Subway Line, Nijo-jo Mae Station
Hide Map Show Map

Tachikichi

0

Whether you decide to buy some of the exquisite ceramics for sale at Tachikichi or not, it is well worth a visit just to see the regular exhibitions of international and Japanese ceramic artists or simply experience the scope of five floors of contemporary and antique ceramics. The store has been a leader in the ceramics industry in Kyoto since 1872.

  • Opening Hours: Thu – Tue 10:00 – 19:00
  • Location: Shijo-dori, Tominokoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
  • Tel: +81 (0)75 211 3143
  • How to get there: Tozai Subway Line, Nijo-jo Mae Station
Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)
Hotel Quick Finder | Select the date of your stay
to
  night(s)

Download our free travel guide

Get access to our free travel guides of the best things to do, see and visit, the best restaurants, shops and places to go at night too! All the important basics such weather and travel tips for your first trip are in there.

Print it out to carry around, save it on your phone or use it when you arrive. Just enter your details to get your free PDF Travel Guide and also add you to our free Asia Web Direct Travel Club Newsletter.

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:

  • - Tell us if something is not right, outdated or closed
  • - Suggest your restaurant, bar or shop
  • - Tell what you would like to see in this website

Loading...