A shop that offers careful instruction for first-time incense users
This incense shop is nestled between Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. They offer unique incense and burners available only here, so you can collect all the tools you need to begin your incense journey. There is a wide variety of items, so the shop is poised to meet a variety of needs. This shop is also a favorite among visitors to Japan, so they are experienced at serving the traveling shopper. Not only do they kindly explain how to use incense, but they go into detail about its history and other knowledge. If you’ve never used incense before or plan to, this is a great shop to visit.
Sanshisuimei / 30pieces¥1,512
Their most popular incense lineup. Available in five scents. Sniff the samples and find your favorite.
Incense burner / ¥3,000～ ¥200,000
Light your incense and insert some of the separately sold ash into this receptacle. Every item is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Ask the staff before handling the items.
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Byakudan / Short type about 40pieces ¥3,564 │Long type about 130pieces ¥5,184
This item is a hit among travelers from overseas. It has a fresh, clean aroma. The color is brown, and it comes in a chic box.
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Cup & Saucer / ¥2,700
This incense holder is styled after a cup and saucer. You can also use it as a cute decorative object. Also comes with a free standalone incense holder.
How to buy
- Shopping Tips -
If you aren’t sure of which aroma you seek, follow your nose! There are many throughout the store. Use those as a guide, telling the staff if you want something more floral, more spicy, et cetera. They will be happy to suggest something.
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|Address||351-4, Masuyacho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0826|
|Directions||20-minute walk from Keihan Line Gionshijo Station.|
|Open Hours||10:00 ～ 18:00|
|Notes||There are only one or two shopkeepers, so a purchase may take time when the shop is crowded.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥2,000
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
Some parts of the menu are in English.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|