Jun. 06, 2021 UPDATE
Kyoto Station: More than Just a Gateway to Kyoto
Part 2

Finding Shopping

With many remodeling and openings of shopping facilities throughout the years, Kyoto Station became one of the most convenient places to shop in Kyoto. Being the transport hub, many shops implement services suited for travelers. For example, many shops have staff that can speak other languages or have services that are attractive for those in hurry to catch a train. You may be familiar with instances when souvenirs are needed at last minute before leaving. Kyoto Station is a wonderful place for some souvenir shopping.
Check out these stores below for some souvenir ideas.
Find Kyoto-only Items
Find colorful items in Karancolon and check out the items only available in the Kyoto branch! There are cute coin purses, bags, and various items here. Traditional patterns are appealing and they beautifully represent Kyoto.
nikiniki a la gare
This store offering cute sweets is produced by Shogoin Yatsuhashi, one of long-running sweets shops in Kyoto that produced well-known sweets called “Yatsuhashi”. The old style Yatsuhashi are shaped like a triangle and are familiar among many Japanese people. In this new concept shop, you will find Yatsuhashi in cute doll shapes. Great to buy for gifts, and the receiver will sure to have smiles on their face!
Go On a Big Shopping Spree
Yodobashi Camera
Yodobashi Camera
Yodobashi Camera is a multi-floor shopping building where you can shop for electronics, cosmetics, and clothes as well as find many choices of eateries. It’s a great one-stop place for all types of needs.

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