Kyoto Travel Guide

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Kyoto Handicraft Center

  • 21 Entomi-cho Shogo-in Map It
  • Sakyo-ku
  • Store/Shop/Mall

Published 12/20/2010

Fodor's Review

This center has served visitors and residents for decades with its huge selection of crafts and art, both new and old. Various vendors sell dolls, kimonos, pottery, swords, woodblock prints, and pearls, and you'll find one of the best collections of English-language books on Japan. The prices are reasonable in this duty-free commercial center that's also great just for browsing. Regular demonstrations of traditional craft techniques and hands-on workshops (reservation required before 5 pm) make this place tourist-oriented, though not a tourist trap. Everything is of high quality.

Sight Information

Address:

21 Entomi-cho Shogo-in, north side of Marutamachi-dori, north of Heian Jingu, Kyoto, Kyoto-fu, 606-8323, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-761–7000

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 12/20/2010

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