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Oct. 23, 2020 UPDATE
Bougatei by the Philosopher’s Walk - 忘我亭 哲学の道店 -
Traveler Friendly
They have all kinds of things on sale and the staff is really friendly. I’m sure you can find something great here!
Information
Japanese.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
832 9 --- 0 reviews
Oct. 23, 2020 UPDATE

Bougatei by the Philosopher’s Walk

- 忘我亭 哲学の道店 -
Traveler Friendly
They have all kinds of things on sale and the staff is really friendly. I’m sure you can find something great here!
Information
Japanese.
Languages spoken
Simple English.
832 9 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Get all kinds of zakka made in Kyoto at Bougatei by the Philosopher’s Walk
Bougatei is in a renovated old house that is Tiffany blue, and inside this house they sell all kinds Japanese zakka items, many of which are made in Kyoto, like frame purses, hair ornaments, and tenugui hand towels. The feeling inside the store is not only Japanese, but also very Kyoto-like. But what’s best about this store is how cute their Shiba purses are! The first batch of them already sold out, and they’re currently selling the second batch. The store is in the busy sightseeing area around the Philosopher’s Walk, and their products are so Japanese that the store is a hit among foreign visitors. The service here is very friendly, and the overall atmosphere at the store makes you feel at home. It’s easy to spend quite a lot of money at this store, but who could say no to a Shiba?
1Recommend!
Plastic bottle sock
Plastic bottle sock / ¥1,200 (+tax)
These cute plastic bottle socks have – wait for it – cats on them! This is the best-selling product of this store, and all of the cats are a bit different and unique. This sock will protect your bag if the bottle inside the sock leaks, and it looks cute too. It also keeps your drink warm.
2Recommend!
Shiba frame purse
Shiba frame purse / ¥1,100 - 8,400 (+tax)
Shiba dogs are just the cutest thing ever! Some of these purses are for coins, and the bigger ones are for cosmetics. The prices differ based on the size of the purse. These purses sell so well that they already sold out once, and currently the store is selling the second batch of them.
3Check it out!
Japanese hair ornaments
Japanese hair ornaments / ¥800 (+tax)
These Japanese hair ornaments are a big hit among young women of Kyoto. No matter whether you’re wearing a kimono or a skirt, these hair ornaments are something you could use every day to make your life a bit more elegant. These make great mementos of your trip to Kyoto, and they’re all unique.
4Check it out!
Japanese earrings
Japanese earrings / ¥800 -1,000
These beautiful earrings are each unique and you can see all the work that has gone into making them. These earrings are made of glass and almost sparkle when light hits them. Compared to many other earrings on the market, these earrings look a bit more elegant, a bit more composed.
How to buy

how to buy - Bougatei

If you find something you like, feel free to check how it feels in your hands, and then if you decide to buy it, just take it to the checkout counter. 

- Shopping Tips -

Don’t eat or drink inside the store. 

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