Downtown Kimono/YuzenJun. 28, 2016 UPDATE
Elegant modern stoles and accessories in beautiful Japanese colors


Long-standing Kyoto kimono brand, Chiso, produces SOHYA TAS, a specialty store offering stoles, scarfs, and other accessories. Using their special yuzen dyeing technique, SOHYA TAS transforms beautiful colors and patterns into accessories that can be used in various occasions. The Chiso brand continues to collaborate with other designers in creating modern products that you can find in this SOHYA TAS store. One example is the collaboration with a popular men’s underwear brand "Gravevault". To fi...morend these various elegant accessories, enter from the entrance of café restaurant “Iyemon Salon,” walk up to the second floor, and enter the store.
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.
You can find SOHYA TAS by goingthrough the entrance of Iyemon Salon (an eatery produced by a famous tea maker) and up the stairs to second floor. At SOHYA TAS, you can find various items with beautiful colors and patterns from Chiso, a long-standing Kimono shop in Kyoto. You can find many Japanese-style patterns, all great for yourself or as a gift!
Recommend !
Stoles / ¥6,000~
There are about 80 to 100 stoles and scarfs in the store with various patterns, colors, textures and cuts. Many of them are made with 100% silk which produces stoles that charmingly flow in the air with translucency of colors. Many customers find these Japanese colors and patterns very pleasant, and since there are so many patterns, colors and cuts, there will always be one that matches your taste.
Barrettes and Brooches
Recommend !
Barrettes and Brooches / ¥2,800 for barrettes/¥2,500 for brooches
The “small trips chiso” line consists of barrettes and brooches with beautiful designs of Chiso brand. The concept of this line is “small fragment from a trip” with hopes for something special to keep in memory of a wonderful trip in Kyoto. Take home a piece of Kyoto that can remind you of Japan as well as style up your fashion at the same time.
Check it out !
Museum / Free
Free to walk in, this museum is right next to SOHYA TAS located on the second floor from the “Iyemon Salon” entrance. The exhibition changes couple of times a year and displays collections of art and historical pieces that the long-standing brand, Chiso, collected over the years. Because kimono is an art form itself, sharing the appreciation of art is something Chiso proudly exhibits.
How to buy
Many great gift ideas can be found in SOHYA TAS.
- Shopping Tips -
Try on the stoles as they differ in sizes and cuts.
SOHYA TAS Interior Photo
SOHYA TAS Appearance Photo
Categories Kimono/Yuzen
Phone +81 75-221-3133
Address Chiso Bld.2F, 80, Mikuracho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8166
Directions 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Oike Stn. (Exit 6)
7-minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Stn.
Hours 9:30am - 6pm
Closed Irregular holidays
Price range
  • ★
  • ★
  • ☆
Credit cards Accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
  • ●
  • ●
  • ○
Many Kyoto-made items, great for gifts
Information Japanese
Languages spoken Japanese
Shipping services Domestic shipping only
SOHYA TAS +81 75-221-3133 -1/3

Page Top