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Sep. 25, 2020 UPDATE
Niimi - 二井三 -
Traveler Friendly
Some parts of the menu are in English.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
857 12 7.0 1 reviews
Sep. 25, 2020 UPDATE

Niimi

- 二井三 -
Traveler Friendly
Some parts of the menu are in English.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese only
857 12 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A shop that offers careful instruction for first-time incense users
This incense shop is nestled between Kodaiji Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. They offer unique incense and burners available only here, so you can collect all the tools you need to begin your incense journey. There is a wide variety of items, so the shop is poised to meet a variety of needs. This shop is also a favorite among visitors to Japan, so they are experienced at serving the traveling shopper. Not only do they kindly explain how to use incense, but they go into detail about its history and other knowledge. If you’ve never used incense before or plan to, this is a great shop to visit.
1Recommend!
Sanshisuimei
Sanshisuimei / ¥1,540/30pieces (tax-included)
Their most popular incense lineup. Available in five scents. Sniff the samples and find your favorite.
2Recommend!
Incense burner
Incense burner / ¥2,860~(tax-included)
Light your incense and insert some of the separately sold ash into this receptacle. Every item is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Ask the staff before handling the items.
3Check it out!
Byakudan
Byakudan / ¥3,300/Short type about 40pieces(tax-included)・¥4,400/Long type about 110pieces (tax-included)
This item is a hit among travelers from overseas. It has a fresh, clean aroma. The color is brown, and it comes in a chic box.
4Check it out!
Cup & Saucer
Cup & Saucer / ¥2,860(tax-included)
This incense holder is styled after a cup and saucer. You can also use it as a cute decorative object. Also comes with a free standalone incense holder.
How to buy

how to buy - NiimiSets come with incense, a stand, and a receptacle for the stand (a small saucer or burner). Some of the incense burners can be costly, so handle them with care.

- Shopping Tips -
If you aren’t sure of which aroma you seek, follow your nose! There are many throughout the store. Use those as a guide, telling the staff if you want something more floral, more spicy, et cetera. They will be happy to suggest something.
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