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Kyoto Handicraft Center

Open today: 10:00 - 19:00
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I took a taxi here on a drizzly day (the only one) to see the different crafts in one place. There... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
J298BXheatherc
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Quality goods, very good service and excellent overseas delivery

We bought two items from this centre (Japanese doll & embroidered scene framed) and had them posted... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
rddklj
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Melbourne, Australia
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Kyoto Handicraft Center is a twin buildings located nearby Heian Shrine, Kyoto. We offer one-stop shopping for Japanese handicrafts and souvenirs, hands-on handicraft workshops, observing crafts studio, and restaurants. We are dedicated to selling...more
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17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
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+81 75-761-8001
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took a taxi here on a drizzly day (the only one) to see the different crafts in one place. There are fabrics, ceramics, jewellery,screen prints ,fans, toys, books,etc. Google the website. I saw some beautiful Hokusai screen prints .There were also gold leaf souvenirs...More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear J298BXheatherc san, Thank you very much for your review and visiting us Kyoto Handicraft Center. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed shopping at our center. We hope you and your family will have wonderful Christmas! Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft Center

Reviewed 6 days ago

We bought two items from this centre (Japanese doll & embroidered scene framed) and had them posted home to Australia. Although the items were not cheap they were priced competitively and we knew that they were genuine. Both items arrived within a week of being...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw nothing in this place but cheap tourist souvenirs. I was expecting some hand crafted art and found nothing but mass produced crap. I do t know if it used to be wonderful, but now it’s a run down building full of nothing interesting....More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear kbatlanta san, Thank you very much for your review and visiting us Kyoto Handicraft Center. We regret to hear that your visit was not fully satisfactory. We have two buildings for traditional handicrafts and souvenirs, and damascene craftsmen studio on the 7th floor. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a couple of largely unsuccessful shopping trips looking for souvenir gifts, I went here. Great selection of quality goods from T shirts to knives, food and crockery - and everything in between. Lovely polite helpful staff and such a serene experience after the bustle...More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear christian i san, Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment regarding your recent visit. We are truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed our center! We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in near future. Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here looking for wooden block prints. They have a large selection, but we found the prices to be a little higher than the store in Nishiki. We ended up buying Kokeshi dolls. Bring your actual passport for a tax free purchase. But the...More

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KHC_INFO, Workshop at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear golfer29099 san, Thank you very much for visiting our center and workshop studio. We are the member of the workshop studio. All the staff are really pleased with your comment. I still remember all of you printed pretty 'Maiko girl' and beautiful 'torii gate'....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

Staff speak English, however, over the past years this venue has become tired. Restaurant buffet's food (for about $16.) is lack-luster. Items displayed for sale in some manner of disarray. The primary convenience is that the staff has English language skills.More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear johnfjohnston san, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your recent experience at Kyoto Handicraft Center. We regret to hear that your stay was not fully satisfactory. We are making efforts to be more pleasant place so we hope to have another...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Kyoto Handicraft Center is perfect for buying loving Japanese gifts and souvenirs. They have such a good selection and were able to post the items to your home address. We received all our purchases in good condition and postage was quick. I would definitely shop...More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Dear sueC9670BF san, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful comment. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center! Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

I am sorry that I failed to buy more at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. They had beautiful kimonos and yukatas for very reasonable prices and I only bought 2. I could have stocked up for Christmas and birthdays but failed to do it. If you...More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Dear Stay568009 san, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center. Hope your travel going great and looking forward to see you again!! Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft Center

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful tradition dinner served with guide available, amazing. On arrival the Maiko explain about her apprenticeship and performed two dances following question answer session, we then played traditional game which she won. We we able to have photos with her. Well organized and very enjoyable...More

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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Dear hrpd san, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your recent experience at Kyoto Handicraft Center. We are very happy to hear that you are enjoyed our dinner and Maiko performance. We look forward to meeting you again in near future! Arigatou...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018

If you are looking for a wide variety of authentic Japanese souvenirs to choose from, this is the place to go. They carry everything from jewelry to swords to embroidery to fans and umbrellas, to kimonos, to art work. The pieces are of high quality...More

1  Thank Sharon H
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Dear Sharon H san, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to post such a wonderful comment regarding your recent visit. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center! Thank you again for your kind words, and...More

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