New style of kawaii Kyoto souvenirs near Kiyomizu-dera Temple


COHAKU KAIRASHI, located in the middle of Gion area, offers a wide range of lovely goods. You would imagine a souvenir of Kyoto being very traditional looking, but this store has been aiming to manufacture products with a new factor. “Kairashi" means cute, or kawaii, in Kyoto dialect. Some “kawaii” goods that are laid out in the store have an original logo of winking maiko with a five-story pagoda and a phoenix. They are symbols of Kyoto that you could see while sightseeing in the city....more This logo is on bags, charms, and other products. As their items are collaborated with many Japanese designers, all items that are offered in the store are made in Japan. This store is recommended for you to shop in and find kawaii Kyoto souvenirs for both you and your friends in memory of  your Kyoto trip.
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Since the appearance of COHAKU KAIRASHI is a western-style building, it stands out in the historical atmosphere that it's in. They offer you modern and stylish goods with a traditional Kyoto designs. Even if I introduce to locals this store, they will agree that this type of design is cute and modern, different from that of traditional Kyoto souvenirs.
Maiko Toto bag
Recommend !
Maiko Tote Bag / ¥3,800 (+tax)
A logo of maiko with a five story-pagoda and a phoenix is stitched on this bag. The fabric used for this bag is the same as the type used in Judo uniforms, so it's very strong, durable, and long-lasting. These bags are created by several skilled craftsmen of Kyoto making it a very special item.
Recommend !
Charms / ¥1,800 –
A variety of colorful cushioning charms are offered. These match very well with the maiko tote bag or any bags that you own! Make your original creation with a choice of your favorite charm and bag. There are a variety of designs that are cute yet traditional because they consist of traditional shapes like pagoda and phoenix in bright colors.
Nylon bags
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Nylon Bags / ¥21,000 (+tax)
This bag is highly recommended by the staff because of its amazing functions. The shape of the bag can be changed depending on your preference. You could use it by folding it in half or use it without a strap. This useful bag is really light in weight so that your shoulders will not get stiff. Since the bag is so simple, try to decorate it with cute accessories. Just a colorful scarf on the handle of the bag would be lovely. There are a lot of accessories sold at the shop so please make sure to ...morecheck them out!
Sliver Rings
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Silver Rings / Prices vary depending on the design
These rings can be worn casually or luxuriously. The rings are made by a Japanese designer, Kaoru, who was born in Kyoto and runs her design office. She comes up with a new design for her rings whenever she travels around the world. Some rings are uniquely designed with calligraphy that requires very detailed work. These hand made rings are worth checking out.
How to buy
Consult with the staff for suggestions.
- Shopping Tips -
Try putting different charms on bags to make your original one.
Colorful and cute bags
COHAKU KAIRASHI appearance photo
Categories Zakka(miscellaneous goods)
Phone +81 75-541-5405
Address 58-3, Shimobentencho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0823
Directions 10-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Stn.
Hours 11:30am - 7pm
* Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 11am - 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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Some staff in the shop speak English. So they will serve you in English about the goods.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese, English
Shipping services Not accepted
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