Downtown InscenceOct. 13, 2016 UPDATE
A new fragrance experience allows you to enjoy each and every scent’s story

Lisn Kyoto

Lisn Kyoto
Have you ever imagined the story that lies behind each and every fragrance?
Have you ever experienced fragrances with themes layered in countless emotions, such as the feeling of viewing vibrantly-colored mountains in fall, the feeling of the refreshing seaside wind on a mid-summer’s evening, or the sadness brought by the end of your first love affair?
Lisn Kyoto allows you to experience profound fragrances, each with their own grand story.
The first visual your eyes will feast upon is the st...moreylish lineup of incense on display. Around 150 types of incense are available, each with their own fragrance as well as their own unique theme. With a diverse array of concepts revolving around seasons, colors, and emotions, you can adopt the fragrance that suits your mood at any given moment.
The interior of the store offers a relaxed but stylish and fashionable atmosphere. The glass displays provide an impression of all that is modern and new, but in fact this fragrance specialty shop has been in existence since the Edo era, three hundreds years ago, selling incense produced by Shoyeido. Lisn desires to take the traditional fragrances of Japan and put them in a form that will better allow them to be enjoyed by people with a modern lifestyle.
Lisn Kyoto incense allows you to experience a lifestyle full of fragrances in a new form. Make sure you treat yourself to this experience upon your visit to Kyoto.
Our Comments
Average: ★★★★★3.5
Best of 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.
Lisn Kyoto is easy to get to, with a location right next to Karasuma Station!
I think the concept of “A story for each and every fragrance” is very fresh, and I really like how selecting fragrances evolves beyond how much you enjoy each fragrance by actually allowing you to choose a fragrance that matches the mood or emotion of the moment.
I recommend buying some for yourself, however I think it would also make for a great, stylish gift that will please those who will discover how it matches w...moreith specific themes!
I recommend this array of colorful incense for the interior of any room. You can select from a bountiful lineup while choosing matching colors. Just consult the staff if you are not sure what to pick. You are sure to discover an arrangement that includes all your favorite colors. The chic, fashionable interior is just icing on the cake when it comes to this alluring shop.
Recommend !
Incense / stick incense ¥32 ~
There are approximately 150 fragrances in total. Each of the fragrances are classified under eight categories according to their characteristics, from sweet floral scents to fresh citrus fragrances. Sticks may also be purchased individually.
Lisn offers incense with a 7 cm length, burning time 15 min. This is on purpose, as Lisn wishes to offer a new experience that will allow people in their all-too-busy lives to experience these amazing fragrances within their everyday lifestyles.
Choose you...morer favorite scent, choose a scent that matches the season, or choose a scent that captures your mood at that very moment. You are free to choose the fragrances that match your lifestyle!
Recommend !
SACHET  Fringe / ¥2,160
The Sachet, French for “small, perfumed bag,” is an item that allows you to carry your favorite fragrance around with you wherever you go. There are six fragrances available.
In addition to keeping it by your side, you can also place it in a closet or bag to grace it with a pleasant scent. From low-key to flowery, various designs have been made available to please both women and men.
Sphere SET
Check it out !
Sphere SET (Set including a designer holder and 30 sticks of incense) / ¥9,720 (Holder unit price is 8,424 JPY)
Lisn Kyoto has a passion for fragrance that extends to the art that holds those fragrances.
This is an incense holder that was created with involvement from a famous Finnish designer. The simple and beautiful circular form catches your eyes with its fashionable design. Thanks to the pursuit of refined simplicity, the holder fits into any room. As part of your everyday life, this fragrance and incense holder set is sure to bring a smile to your face.
How to buy
By sharing the scents and moods you like to the staff, they will assist you in selecting incense that suit you best. The kind and friendly staff with explain the fragrances, so make sure to consult them if you are having difficulty in selecting a fragrance or if there is anything you are unsure about.
- Shopping Tips -
It is recommended to experience the incense throughout a full daily cycle.
How you use it is up to you. More fully enjoy a life lived with fragrance!
Lisn Interior photo
Incense on display on a wave of glass. Triangle box sets of 10 sticks of incense are lined up next to each other.
Lisn Interior photo
The interior of the shop provides a relaxed, fancy atmosphere with glass designs. Filled with wonderful scents, the shop provides a high-quality and luxurious feel.
Lisn Appearance photoLisn Appearance photo
Lisn Kyoto
Categories Inscence
Phone +81 75-353-6466
Address COCON KARASUMA 1F, 620, Suiginyacho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 600-8411
Directions ・A few minutes on foot from Shijo Bus Stop
・Directly connected to Exit 2 of Subway Shijo Station.
・Directly connected to Exit 23 and 25 of Hankyu Karasuma Station.
Hours 11am - 8pm
Closed Irregular
Price range
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Credit cards Credit cards can be used for payment.
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English-speaking staff are sometimes available. The staff are kind, and can provide assistance with gestures.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Basic English
Shipping services Not accepted
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