Downtown Fashion BuildingsOct. 15, 2015 UPDATE
A European-style building where you can find unique and hand-selected products

Fumitsubaki Building

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Fumitsubaki Building
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.
Our Comments
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.
We love the look of the exterior and interior. Many shops are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Recommend !
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
Recommend !
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.
Fabric products
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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.
Curry and naan take-out for
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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
Fumitsubaki Building How to BuyShops extend deep through the interior corridor. Just pop into any one that intrigues you. You will find curry and grilled chicken shops at the back.
- Shopping Tips -
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.
Fumitsubaki Building Appearance Photo
Fumitsubaki Building
Categories Fashion Buildings
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)
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.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥5,000
Credit cards Differs depending on the shop.
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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There is not much guidance of the foreign language.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Not accepted
Fumitsubaki Building Differs depending on the shop. ¥1,000 ~ ¥5,000 2/3

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