Downtown Zakka(miscellaneous goods)Jan. 08, 2016 UPDATE
A select shop under the theme of “long life design”, design that continues to be loved since the olden days.

D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design

D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design
D&Department Kyoto was created by Kenmei NAGAOKA, a chairman of D&DEPARTMENT PROJECT and a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, along with students. The central theme is [long life design]. They pick up products that have been used and loved by people for many years. Identifying their unique characteristics, new products are made to enhance their lives of people today. The store also offers products made in Kyoto such as soy sauce, sesame oil, and pickles that do not have any...more additives.
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★3.0
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.
There are many items that I had seen well long time ago. I feel nostalgic and it reminds me the day I was child. Shop size is small but there are displayed with many fun items, so I stare over with long time.
Gold Sesami oil has smell which has been roasted. It goes well with TOFU with little bit salt. And dashi and soy souce also available, if you like to cook, it perfect to souvenir.
Kitchen Tools
Recommend !
Kitchen Tools
Their nostalgia reminds us of the olden days. The designs of Japanese sake tokkuri and soy sauce containers are really simple, and they are continually loved from the past to now.
Food Items
Recommend !
Food Items
Almost all food items do not have additives. KINSE’s non-additive pickles, which are difficult to find in major shops, and SHIBAKYU’s non-additive pickles are also available. Soy sauce and sesame oil are also sold. The sesame-oil has a rare color; the sesame seeds are clear while the oil is light brown. These sesame oil’s taste is really fantastic! Please try it since they are the perfect for souvenir from Kyoto.
Guide Books
Check it out !
Guide Books
These are unique guide books that introduce what is loved by the local people. Up until now, 17 regional guide books have already been released but eventually guide books for each of the 47 prefectures of Japan are planned. This is the one of the big projects of D & DEPARTMENT PROJECT. Please check the destination area that you want to visit in the future.
How to buy
How to buy D&DEPARTMENT KYOTOThe number in the black circle is the age of the product. For example, the top item in the photo is identified to be 55 years old. This product was made 55 years ago.
- Shopping Tips -
Shop is open until 6pm, but Bukko-ji –temple, which is next to the shop, closes at 4:3o pm. After closing, you cannot enter the temple so please plan ahead.
D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design
Categories Zakka(miscellaneous goods)
Phone +81 75- 343-3217
Address 397, Shinkaicho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8084
Directions 2-minute walk from Subway Shijo Sta. (Exit 5)
Hours 10am - 6pm
Closed Wed. / Dec.28 - Jan.3
Price range
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Credit cards Accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Rare and novel products are available.
Information Japanese, some English
Languages spoken Japanese Only
Shipping services No
D&DEPARTMENT KYOTO by Kyoto University of Art and Design +81 75- 343-3217 2/3

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