Downtown StationaryOct. 19, 2015 UPDATE
A range of beautiful and practical items made from lovely washi paper


This is a Japanese paper goods shop located inside the Museum of Kyoto. We recommend the accessories and stationery made from traditionally crafted Japanese washi paper. You will find a plethora of items that make use of washi’s unique texture and beautiful color.
Not only are these items exquisitely designed, but many of them are highly practical and useful for everyday purposes. Since they make use of Japanese-style illustrations and patterns, they will also make beautiful souvenirs that thei...morer recipients are sure to love.
Our Comments
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.
Whether you come seeking souvenirs or items for yourself, you are sure to find all that and more! With so many colorful items, even window shopping is a blast!
Recommend !
A small vertical notepad. You could also use it to write a message horizontally.
A great item when writing a message or sending a gift.
Recommend !
Billfold / Stencil dyeing ¥2,268│Tie-dyed fabric ¥1,566
A sturdy and semi-waterproof item. Enjoy the unique texture and feel of washi paper.
Pictured is a stencil dyed item with a stylish and colorful design.
Lokta a paper Note
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Lokta a paper Note / ¥1,944
These notebooks feature covers made from high quality Nepalese "Lokta a paper." The pages are quad-ruled in 5mm increments.
You could ignore the blocks and draw freely, or use the grid to create designs.
Handy Memo
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Handy Memo / ¥497
Notepads featuring illustrations from the classic Japanese novel, "The Tale of Genji."
Charming images of cherry blossoms and ladies. 150 cards to a pack.
How to buy
Rakushikan How to BuyIn addition to accessories and stationery, you can also purchase sheets of washi paper, starting in single amounts. Ideal for those who like to draw and do craft work.
- Shopping Tips -
If you want to check the texture of an item, use the sample testers found nearby.
If you want to inspect a non-sample item, ask the staff first.
Rakushikan Appearance Photo
Categories Stationary
Phone +81 75-251-0078
Address The Museum of Kyoto 1F Sanjo-Takakura,Nakagyo-ku Kyoto 604-8183
Directions 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Station.
Hours 10:00~19:00
Closed Monday (Open on holidays, closed the day after)
Notes It gets crowded at times because the shop is a bit small, but please don't hesitate to stop by.
Price range
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¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000
Credit cards VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Some parts of the menu are in English.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Shipping services Express Mail Service / Air mail / Economy Air / Shipping service
Rakushikan +81 75-251-0078 ¥1,000 ~ ¥2,000 3/3

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