The 'My second hometown' project, through the free magazine Enjoy Kyoto and its affiliated website, is aimed at showing foreign visitors the deeper charms of this amazing city.
Fun coin purses that make the perfect souvenirs Pocchiri Kyoto Tower Sando Store
The shops on the 1st floor of Kyoto Tower open until 9 pm are ideal for after-dinner shopping. When you’re there, don’t miss Pocchiri, which specializes in gamaguchi clasped purses and clutches. The word gamaguchi literally means “toad’s mouth”, and these purses are a favorite among Japanese people for the way they resemble a toad’s mouth when they pop open. The products feature many fun, stylish Japanese designs such as cherry blossoms and Mt. Fuji, and even an exclusive Kyoto Tower design. Pocchiri’s products are made in Kyoto so you know they’re beautifully crafted.
A three-minute walk from Kyoto station on the JR line and the Kyoto City Subway
Beautiful traditional products from across Japan Kyoto Handicraft Center
With craftwork pieces and other products from Kyoto and across Japan, Kyoto Handicraft Center is a veritable department store of handicrafts! In the West Building you’ll find stunning artistic handicrafts including ukiyoe prints, lacquerware and imitation swords on the first floor, while the second floor has an array of handicraft products and other delightful items from throughout Japan. In the East Building, you can participate in a number of fun workshops on the third floor. Head to the second floor if you’re looking for Kyoto-made handicraft products. You’ll find elegant craft products to suit modern interiors, and even locally made sweets.
A ten-minute walk from Jingū Marutamachi station on the Keihan Ōtō line
Every day from 10 am to 7 pm(11 am – 7 pm from December 16 to March 15)
Select kimono and Japanese products with assistance from specialists Kimono Station Kyoto
Kimono Station Kyoto has a mission of promoting the fun of wearing kimono. The store’s stock changes each month in accordance with the season or a theme, to bring customers the very latest kimonos and accessories. You can also participate in workshops in ikebana (flower arrangement) and dyeing (bookings required for workshops). The staff wear kimono, so check out their outfits for inspiration. They’re also happy to answer all your questions about kimono.
Directly connected to Shijō station on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma line and Karasuma station on the Hankyū Karasuma line