Downtown Tools & KitchenwaresAug. 10, 2015 UPDATE
Aritsugu Knives - Attracting Cooking Enthusiasts from Around the World!


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Aritsugu is a store specializing in knives and cooking utensils, located in Nishiki Market, one of the most popular markets among tourists.
The sharpness and usability of Aritsugu knives has been certified by chefs from Japan and all over the world.
In addition, Aritsugu also offers some fascinating items designed for the family home, including all-purpose knives and saucepans, frying pans, tea strainers, and more.
All members of staff can speak English, so this store is well known for its la...morerge number of overseas customers. Aritsugu's products are sure to make cooking much more fun.
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★Popular
Popular in Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
Top shops and spots loved by our editors and highly recommended to be listed on your itinerary.
Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
Good for Fans
Hideaway shops and spots of worthwhile destination. Recommended if you are keen on these genres.
For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
Nishiki Market offers a wide variety of establishments, including souvenir shops and restaurants – also a great place for taking a stroll!
Carrying knives can become a bit heavy, so we recommended visiting the store at the end of your walk around the market.
Are your children not so keen on vegetables? Maybe you could encourage them to eat vegetables happily by cutting them into cute shapes using our lovely shape cutters!
Recommend !
Knives / about ¥15,000 ~ ¥30,000
The majority of overseas customers visiting the store are drawn to these knives. Prices vary depending on their use and size. We recommend the Japanese Santoku Knife for home use, ideal for cutting a wide variety of ingredients including meat, fish and vegetables. As they are made of stainless steel, their maintenance is also very easy.
Shape Cutters
Recommend !
Shape Cutters / L ¥1,404 / M ¥1,296 / S,XS ¥1,080
A wide range of shape cutters to create flowers, animals, stars, and more. Ideal for cutting out vegetables or making cookies. Just watching them gives you a great sense of fun!
Tea Strainer
Check it out !
Tea Strainer / L ¥3,456 / S ¥3,132
Tea strainers made of copper. They are sure to make your tea time much more fun. Also available as a set with a tea strainer cup.
Japanese Sake Cup
Check it out !
Japanese Sake Cup / L ¥4,860 / S ¥4,104
Cups for drinking Japanese sake. Made with copper, and they even look cool as well! Buying some sake at Nishiki Market and then going back to the hotel for a drink is a chic way to relax.
How to buy
Aritsugu How to Buy

The knives are shown from within a display case, so customers are unable to feel them in their hands. If you explain to a member of staff what type of knife you are interested in and for what purpose, they will bring out a selection recommended for your needs. However, customers can feel free to touch other kitchen accessories.
- Shopping Tips -
We can engrave customers’ names on knives. The staff would also be very pleased to provide information on how to look after them.
Knives cannot be carried into the cabin when travelling by plane. Please store them in a suitcase and pass them to the airline as checked-in baggage.
Enter Nishiki Market, located a 6-minute walk away from Hankyu Karasuma Station, then walk for around 3 minutes and you will see the Aritsugu store on the left.
Aritsugu Appearance Photo
Categories Tools & Kitchenwares
Phone +81 75-231-1066
Address Nishikikoji-dori,Gokomachi,Nishi-iru,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,604-8052
Directions 9-minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
Hours 9:00~17:30
Closed From January 1st to 3rd
Notes Holiday is crowded.
Price range
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From accessories (about ¥1,000) to knives (from about ¥15,000)
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English-speaking staff, English leaflets, French leaflets.
Information English
Languages spoken English
Shipping services Express Mail Service / Air mail / Economy Air / Shipping service
Aritsugu +81 75-231-1066 From accessories (about ¥1,000) to knives (from about ¥15,000) 3/3

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