Kyoto Handicraft Center, Kyoto

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  • September 28, 2017
    Valid typical craft Mall. From classic swords to kimono books stationery jewelry ...
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  • September 15, 2017
    I had already seen there were mixed reviews of this craft centre before visiting. Our experience was good as we had combined it with visiting the nearby (~15 min walk) Yasaka shrine. The craft centre ...  more »
  • August 30, 2017
    There are many sort of traditional Japanese handicrafts, ranging from woodblock print making to pottery and kimono and sword making. You name it, it's on display and for sale here. Several stories in ...  more »
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  • May 26, 2017
    Pretty slow on the day we went. Many more European tourists than artisans. Interesting woodblock print collection in the back.
  • May 23, 2017
    Actually, quite a good place to find some good quality souvenirs! You have some examples of pretty much everything you can find in the region.
  • December 3, 2016
    Clearly the kind of tourists trap that tour companies bring bus loads of people to. But it had everything we were looking for. Lots of selection for souvenirs. A craft area that my daughter really enjoyed. And even a halfway decent lunch place.
  • April 13, 2017
    Everything is made in Japan. Good value for the price. The place to get block prints!
  • August 31, 2016
    I really enjoyed the handicraft centre, despite a few other reviews, I found it to have a good range of local products available. Sure, it's got some mass-produced touristy things, but it also stocks quality local wares at pretty competitive prices. The highlights are definitely their woodblock print gallery (prices average 10,000 yen) and their surprisingly large selection of cast iron teapots and kettles (5,000 yen upwards). Also one of the best places to purchase yukata and kimono in Kyoto if you're looking for different prints - cheaper than traditional tourist outlets. Staff are lovely, shop is very clean and large and often quiet. If you're looking for some quality souvenirs or local wares and don't want to hunt all over the city, this is well worth a glance.

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