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Mar. 11, 2020 UPDATE
Kyukyodo - 鳩居堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Some staff also speak English
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
English
651 20 6.7 1 reviews
Mar. 11, 2020 UPDATE

Kyukyodo

- 鳩居堂 -
Traveler Friendly
Some staff also speak English
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
English
651 20 6.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Kyukyodo – Incense, stationery & reasonably priced washi-made goods
Established around 350 years ago, Kyukyodo sells a range of various miscellaneous goods but primarily focuses on incense – meaning that the entire store smells incredible! While the incense is great, we recommend the Japan-themed goods made of traditional washi paper. The store stocks everything from postcards to origami, all with varying patterns and colors. And, as most of these items are small, they are easy to use and easy to take home. They are also wonderfully affordable, meaning that they make the perfect bulk souvenirs as well. *Due to construction on the building, Kyukyodo will be running out of a temporary store between March 2019 and fall 2020.
1Recommend!
Incense
Incense / ¥600– (excl. tax)
Kyukyodo's incense; the thing you'll find yourself wanting more than anything. Kyukyodo offers a lineup of around 30 different varieties on incense, including classic Japanese aromas like cherry blossom and sandalwood, and western fragrances like rose and mint. If you're looking to try multiple fragrances, we recommend the incense and incense holder set that includes various fragrances and a lovely holder.
2Recommend!
Postcards
Postcards / ¥20– (excl. tax)
Kyukyodo also sells postcards featuring young Kyoto Maiko, famous locations in Kyoto and picturesque Japanese landscapes. The postcard lineup changes with each season and each new Chinese zodiac, so you’re sure to run into something new every time you go. Why not get yourself a couple and send them to friends or family back home?
3Check it out!
Sachets
Sachets / ¥600– (excl. tax)
Kyukyodo’s Sachets are little pouches made from golden thread-based “brocade” and a traditional Japanese weaving technique called “Yamato Nishiki” and The pouches can be placed in dressers and the like and will make your clothes smell incredible. Kyukyodo offers three scents: "perfume," "Japanese-style," and "lavender." In order to find your favorite one, take full advantage of the ability to test the different scents in store!
4Check it out!
MARUKYU PENCIL
MARUKYU PENCIL / ¥90/per pencil |¥1,080/per dozen (12) (both excl. tax)
The MARUKYU PENCIL is a reproduction of the style of pencil sold over 100 years ago in Japan's Taisho period. The series offers three levels of graphite; HB (brown), B (green) and 2B (blue). The packaging also features an awesome retro design and has a wonderful classical feel. As people of all ages can use pencils, no doubt picking up a few of these as souvenirs will serve you right in the future.
How to buy

how to buy - kyukyodo

You will need to buy some things to go along with your incense when you purchase them. We recommend asking a shop assistant about what you need exactly. There’s a ton of colors and patterns to choose from, so have fun and try to find the ones that you like the best!

- Shopping Tips -

Kyukyodo also as a store in Ginza, Tokyo as well.

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