A shop that offers a wide selection of heartwarming antiques to enjoy
A lot of people feel that antique items, especially Japanese antiques, are a little intimidating, which can be a barrier for some. So this time we would like to introduce ANTIQUE Belle, a shop that helps bridge the gap for those who aren’t sure where to start when it comes to antiques. We highly recommend that you stop by and see for yourself if you’re curious!
The shop itself is only about a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station. ANTIQUE Belle, which isn’t too far from Teramachi Shotengai, is a novel antique shop that carries a wide selection of unique items, including authentic antique items that range from the Edo period to the Meiji and Taisho periods. These antique items, which include old medical and scientific gear, lets patrons experience history firsthand, which is truly extraordinary. The shop is very easy-going and they shy away from pricing things too high, which adds to their charm. Maeda, who runs the shop, says that all of their items are meant to be easy-to-use and practical when it comes to everyday use. Everything they carry is meant to easily fit in with people’s lives, which gives their various antiques a lovely, heartwarming quality to them.
As a matter of fact, Maeda also runs a stew restaurant down the same avenue next to Nijo Castle. And, you can see that the shop puts a lot of emphasis on practical antique dishware like sake containers and serving platters. Maeda has a keen sense of style that really shines through in the shops casual and approachable selection of antiques.