Today’s Special is a shop specializing in things you need to use in your everyday life
Today’s Special is located on the 4th floor of the BAL shopping center in Kyoto, and at the store, you can find all kinds of “zakka,” things to use in your everyday life, from Japan and also from overseas. The store feels vast and surprisingly natural and relaxing. This store is great for those who like a bit of DIY in their lives, as you get to put together a whole lifestyle here, from groceries to tableware. They also have some products you can only get from their Kyoto store, like products by Ippodo, Marukyu-Koyamaen, and all kinds of spices made in Kyoto, which make for great souvenirs. They also have new seasonal products on display every season, so it’s always exciting to go shopping here. So if you like Japanese zakka, this is the store for you!
Today’s Special branded goods
/ ￥550 yen and up (+tax)
The Today’s Special branded goods look very simple, but at the same time they also look very fashionable and are one of the most popular products in the store. Besides the coffee cups, they also have canvas shopping bags, cookies, and other things, all great to be given as presents or bought as souvenirs.
All kinds of ceramics
/ ￥3,000 and up (+tax)
The ceramic cups and bowls sold here have a Japanese feeling to them, and all of them are chosen by the store, and there are many choices for you to choose from. If you buy these, I’m sure they can be used to make your everyday life more exciting. In the picture you can see examples of the famous Kiyomizu-yaki of Kyoto.
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Famous Kyoto tea
/ ￥400 and up (+tax)
Here you can also buy products from Ippodo and Marukyu-Koyamaen. This is incredibly convenient for those who don’t have that much time. The packages are beautiful so they also make for great presents.
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Kyoto spices and sauces
/ ￥710 and up (+tax)
If you hear Kyoto, you also probably think of the spices and sauces you can only get here. The dashi they sell is worth a special mention. If you want to taste Kyoto-cuisine at home, but don’t want to skip making dashi, then this is the place to get some dashi powder or sauce to enhance your cooking.