A store with reasonably priced miscellaneous goods lined up that use Japanese paper
This store was established around 300 years ago and smells great inside because it primarily sells incense. The incense is nice, but I recommend the Japanese paper products that use Japan as their theme. They have things like postcards and origami and they have lots of types of patterns and colors. They are small so they are easy to bring home with you and they are simple to use. Their price is affordable so they can be bought in bunches to give as souvenirs as well. *Due to roof renovations, the main store of Kyukyodo has moved as of March 8th, 2019. Business resumed at the new location as of March 12th, 2019. Kyukyodo's new location is situated directly in front of the previous location.
A set that includes various types of origami ranging from plain to traditional Japanese patterns. I heard that there are a lot of people who go and buy books on how to fold origami from bookshops after buying origami from this store.
They have postcards from Maiko with drawings of famous locations in Kyoto and Japanese landscapes. How about sending one from your destination to someone back in your home country?
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It will make your clothes smell nice if you put it in a place like a dresser. They have three types of scents: "perfume," "Japanese-style," and "lavender." You can test out what they actually smell like at the store.
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I recommend the 「Warashibe ningyo」bookmark that is modeled after dolls. They're lovely and the faces and patterns of the dolls are detailed and delicately done.
How to buy
You need to buy an apparatus to use with the incense when you buy it. I recommend asking a shop assistant for what you need. For other accessories, you will want to choose them while looking at various different colors and patterns.
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They also do printing services for postcards and business cards. There is a branch in Ginza, Tokyo as well.
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Kyukyo-Do / 鳩居堂
|Address||520, Shimohonnojimaecho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8091|
|Directions||5-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station.|
|Open Hours||10:00 ～ 18:00|
|Closed||Sunday（Open if it is a holiday）, From January 1st to 3rd.|
|Notes||You can view the products with plenty of room even if there are a lot of people because the store has a spacious interior.|
¥1,000 ～ ¥2,000
|Credit cards||VISA, MASTER, JCB, etc.|
There is no guidance of any kind in English.
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese only|
|Shipping services||Not accepted|