A European-style building where you can find unique and hand-selected products
This wooden structure was built about one hundred years ago and is done up in a European style. Inside you will find tall ceilings and a spacious interior that is home to clothing and accessories shops and restaurants. Enjoy the historic feeling of this space while getting in a bit of shopping or a meal. All of the shops offer unique and intriguing products, many of them unique to this location alone. This is a great chance to find your new favorite item.
Clothes / about ¥3,000 ～
Trente-neuf sells women’s clothing and accessories made in Japan. The cute clothes are made by artisans at a small clothing studio. Each and every one is painstakingly made and will last for a long time. There is only one fitting room, so you may have to wait your turn if the shop is crowded.
Massage oils / ¥2,160 ～ ¥3,672
Perfect Potion sells cosmetics from Australia. You will find an array of products made from plant-based and natural ingredients.The massage oils are infused with flower and fruit aromas for relaxation. This is a great choice for unwinding at the hotel. They also sell essential oils, lotions, and shampoos.
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Fabric products / ¥3,500 ～ ¥20,000
Tsubaki-labo-KYOTO offers textile goods designed by Koha, a female designer from Kyoto. You will find cushion covers, pouches, umbrellas, and more. The items are styled on a motif of seasonal Japanese plants. The beautiful colors are produced through Kyoto’s unique dyeing methods. *Note that photography is not permitted in the shop.
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Curry and naan take-out for / ¥850 ～ ¥950
Kamana Kitchen is an Indian restaurant that serves curry free of artificial flavoring and seasonings, so it’s a healthy choice. You can also order curry and naan entrees to go in a bowl. The Japanese menu out front also has entries in English. *Take-out bowls are an extra ¥30. *Note that the set menus are not offered for take-out.
How to buy
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Note that each shop has a different level of English-language service. However, they will all be able to assist you with basic English and gestures.
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Fumitsubaki Building / 文椿ビルヂング
|Phone||Differs depending on the shop.|
|Address||79, Mikuracho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8166|
|Directions||3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station. (Exit 5 or 6)|
|Open Hours||Differs depending on the shop.|
|Closed||Differs depending on the shop.|
|Notes||There are only one or two shopkeepers, so a purchase may take time when the shop is crowded.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥5,000
|Credit cards||Differs depending on the shop.|
There is not much guidance of the foreign language.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|