High quality made in japan clothes that are never out of style


Starting with Japanese brand “BLUE BLUE”, clothing store “Captain” sells stylish, high-quality clothing. This shop is recommended for those that like clothes made in Japan. The clothes sold there are hand-picked by the owner, such as jeans and indigo clothes manufactured in Kojima, Okayama, a place famous for the production of jeans. This long-standing shop is approaching its fortieth anniversary, and it has many regular customers that have been coming for years. When the owner purchases clothes...more, the faces of his customers come to mind, as he imagines which clothes would best suit them. This cozy, little shop is overflowing with clothes, and the slightly unorganized atmosphere is quite fun. Please go and take a look at each piece of clothing. We hope you will find something you like.
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Best of Kyoto
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Well Worth a Visit
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It’s fun just browsing the clothes. The owner is very friendly and kind, so we felt relieved. His sincerity and kindness towards his customers can be felt. They also sell hats, socks, and shoes, so please also them out!
Jeans(Main in Japan)
Recommend !
Jeans(Main in Japan) / ¥16,800~
Jeans made in Japan are durable and long-lasting. The color is also beautiful.
Shape, design, and feel all vary depending on the brand. We would like you to try some on and find the jeans you like.

*Pictured on the left is FOB (made in Kojima, Okayama) ¥22,000
Pictured on the right is free rege (made in Kyoto) ¥16,800
Indigo Clothing (Mad in Japan)
Recommend !
Indigo Clothing (Mad in Japan) / approximately¥10,000-¥30,000
Japanese brand “BLUE BLUE” is famous for making indigo clothing. They feature a vast line-up of other indigo clothing brands as well. They have many kinds of clothing such as shirts, coats, and scarves.
Check it out !
T-Shirts / approximately¥3,000
There are plenty of T-shirts stacked up, so we hope your will be able to find one you like. There is a variety of designs and colors, as well as cool ones and cute ones. Please pay attention to sizes though.
Sewing Machine
Check it out !
Sewing Machine / -
There is a sewing machine in the shop (not for sale). This old sewing machine was made during the 1950s in America and is said to be worth around one million yen. It’s quite rare, so please check it out.
How to buy
Captain How to BuyIf you would like to try on some clothes, please let the shop staff know. If you pick up some clothes and then put them back on the shelf, please try to fold them as neatly as you can.
- Shopping Tips -
The owner does not speak English, but if you tell him what you like in simple words, he can recommend something for you. They will hem up jeans for you for ¥800.
Captain Interior Photo 1
Captain Appearance Photo
Categories Clothing Store/Vintage Clothing
Phone +81 75-711-3905
Address 1F BERUFURARU, 10, Ichijoji Haraitonocho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8184
Directions 2-minute walk from Eizan train Ichijoji station
Hours 11am-7pm
Closed Wed
Notes The boutique only carries men's clothing however, clothes in small sizes can fit women as well. It's a good idea to visit during 2pm to 4pm when the store is less crowded since the shop's interior is narrow and there is only one staff member. If you come to the shop in a group, please keep in mind of the limited space.
Price range
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Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners, etc.
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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No signs in English
Information Japanese
Languages spoken Japanese, Basic English
Shipping services Not accepted
Captain +81 75-711-3905 3/3

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