Sakyo Shopping

Where to Shop in Sakyo - Kyoto

Sakyo is home to one of Kyoto’s 3 major flea markets. Hyakumanben is held on the 15th of every month at Chionin Temple and you can expect to be enthralled by the busy chaos of the market selling homemade food, antique goods, and craft items including clothing bags and jewellery.

In addition to the Hyakumanben market, Sakyo has a number of interesting shops selling traditional goods in and around the historical area at the northern end of the Philosopher’s Walk. The ward also has a large shopping mall called Qanat Rakuhoku which has many brand name stores, a big food court and western standards like pizza joints and Starbucks.

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Bon Kyoto

Preserving the best of yesterday, Bon Kyoto takes old kimono and obi and transforms them into contemporary kimono-style creations. Many of the kimono are hand made from silk dating back to the Taisho and Showa periods of Japanese history. The creative designers also produce some great one-off novelties and souvenirs such as decorative bedroom items and small bags and pouches made from the antique kimonos.

  • Opening Hours: Wednesday–Monday 10am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays)
  • Location: 1-38 Donomae-cho, Kitashirakawa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8277, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)75-711-7095
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Tsuji Shibazuke Honpo

If you plan to take some uniquely Japanese snacks back home with you, don’t forget the Japanese pickles to go with it. Tsuji Shibazuke uses only homegrown vegetables, pure salt and traditional pickling processes to create outstanding tsukemono pickles, reputed to be among the best in Kyoto. Selections vary according to the seasons, but expect to find pickled eggplant, ginger, cucumbers and red peppers among other delicious pickled vegetables.

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 8.30am to 5pm
  • Location: 483 Oharauenocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1244, Japan
  • Tel: +81 (0)75-744-2839
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