Downtown Tools & KitchenwaresMar. 28, 2016 UPDATE
Bento Boxes specialist in Kyoto


Located right next to Teramachi Shopping Street, Bento&co offers various kinds of Japanese bento boxes and accessories that suite not only for Japanese users but also for foreign users. Bento means “lunch box” and Japanese lunch box has a reputation for cuteness and uniqueness. Established by a French owner, Bento&co produces very functional yet innovative bento boxes. When you enter the shop, you may be amazed by the numbers of bento box selections. There are many other selections on th...moree official website, so please also check that out. As there are some staff who speak English, French and Japanese (not always there), please feel free to ask any questions to the staff!
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I personally loved this shop so much as there are varieties of bento box selections. Please also visit their official website as they ship the products to overseas. All the staff are very friendly and easy to talk, so please feel free to ask any questions! I will go buy one of the bento boxes pretty soon!
Nishijin Bento
Recommend !
Nishijin Bento / ¥2,800
The rid of this bento box was made of Nishijin brocade cloth which is designated as one of Japan’s traditional crafts. What it great about this bento box is that you can make it smaller after having your lunch. When you finish your meal, please flip over the second layer of the bento box. The bottom of the bento box fits into the second layer of the bento box and it becomes smaller.
Kokeshi Bento
Recommend !
Kokeshi Bento / ¥1,730
Aren’t they so pretty? Not only are they cute but also functional and innovative. If you take off the hat of the bento box, it can be a soup bowl. Under the soup bowl, there are two boxes to put dishes. There are two sizes of the bento boxes and if you would like to put some salad and pasta, for instance, we recommend that you choose bigger size of the bento box. You may get all the attention from your friends if you use this pretty and functional bento box!
Magewappa (600ml)
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Magewappa (600ml) / ¥6,200
This bento box is called “Magewappa”, the circular wooden bento box. It is also regarded as one of Japan’s traditional crafts. If you put your dishes in this lunch box, your meal looks more attractive and it also keeps your meal fresh as the wood absorbs moisture. You may think that it probably is difficult to keep it in the good condition, but it actually is easy to clean. Please use a detergent and wash it. It may also be a good souvenir to bring back to your country!
Various kinds of picks
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Various kinds of picks / ¥250 -
There are various kinds of picks for your bento dishes! Our favorite is this pick to make cherry tomatoes look like a cherry. They may be the accent for your bento box! Please choose the one you like, and feel free to ask any questions to the staff in the shop.
How to buy
Please bring the items to the cashier.
- Shopping Tips -
If you would like to order the bento boxes and bento accessories online, please visit their official website. They ship overseas as well.
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Categories Tools & Kitchenwares
Phone +81 75-708-2164
Address 117, Yaoyacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8072
Directions 9-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Line
Hours 12pm - 7pm
Closed Irregular holidays
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc. / Accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There are staff who speak English, French and Japanese at the shop (not always there). English, French and Japanese websites are available.
Information English, Japanese
Languages spoken English, French, Japanese
Shipping services Available
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