When it comes to antique shops in Kyoto, these are the signature destinations!
Since days of old, Kyoto has been a city where a wide range of high quality items of all sorts can be found. Naturally, antiques are no exception. You may have an impression that the more authentic the antiques, the harder these shops are to get into... But think again! Kyoto has many shops that offer reasonably-priced antiques and are easy to get into. You’ll find lots of establishments that are suitable for anyone and everyone. Head to one of the shops below and you’ll be sure to develop a new love for antiques! We encourage you to find a new favorite and seek out cute and charming antiques with which to decorate your life.
While the antiques are of the finest quality, they’re very approachable. This shop makes it fun and easy for anyone to get into shopping for antiques.
Visiting this shop is like going to a fun and retro interior decor store, so it lowers the barrier for anyone to enjoy antiques in a fun and casual manner. The owner of this shop also runs a stewed foods restaurant on the same street. He plates his food there using antiques. In that sense, the owner of Antique Belle is genuinely passionate about antiques and about making them relevant to the everyday. This shop is definitely worth a visit.
The owners give you space and let you browse without feeling constrained.
The antiques run up all the way to the third floor, making it a blast just to browse.
What is consistent throughout all of the pieces is that they are all suitable for everyday use. Many items are reasonably priced and will intrigue everyone from antiques beginners to aficionados. A great aspect of this shop is that you can just drop in as you would at your favorite interior goods shop.
This stylish shop has a unique atmosphere and is a treat to just pop in at and browse.
The cafe and bar area serves shaved ice in the afternoon and tea-based cocktails at night. Both are recommended.
Furthermore, you will find great retro-style shops in the streets of Kyoto selling second-hand books, antiques,and other art. You will find this area on Teramachi-dori, a street right off of city hall. Not only are there antiques, but there are also restaurants and shops selling souvenirs and gifts beloved by locals. Just walking the retro-styled streets, with their feeling of yesteryear, is a delight.
If you’ve come to Kyoto to sample the antiques, walking through Teramachi-dori is a must. Fun to shop at, fun to eat at, fun to browse! Teramachi-dori has lots to offer, and we’ll delve into detail in our next installment!