Shopping in Kyoto - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto Kyoto has plenty of shopping spots to choose from. Here you can start shopping right at the railway station. The Kyoto Station Building is one of the largest stations not only in the country but in the world. Within its walls are dozens of stores of various specializations. So you can buy literally everything, from fashionable clothes and souvenirs to the latest smartphone models and other appliances. Besides stores, the train station houses restaurants and cafes of various directions so you can spend all day shopping in this amazing place.
Many entertainment venues in Kyoto will help to diversify the rich excursion program; anyone could find a place to stay at his liking. Travelers coming to vacation with kids are sure to … Open
Porta Underground Shopping Mall is one of the most popular places among visitors to Kyoto. A large part of the shops operating here can offer affordable prices. Many people go here specifically to buy popular national sweets. It's allowed to taste local delicacies literally in every store. Fans of gastronomic shopping will certainly love to shop here. In addition to foods, interesting home goods, souvenirs, as well as cosmetics and perfumery are sold here. This shopping center is notable for a variety of budget-friendly restaurants and cafes.
Not far from the train station is Aeon Mall. It is quite small but still enjoys well-deserved popularity among tourists. It will be interesting to walk inside in search of new outfits. Ladies will love its huge stores selling inexpensive bags and accessories. A number of stores are aimed at visitors with children, offering them toys and sweets that all kids like. Copyright
1. Major shopping centers are open every day, seven days a week. They begin serving visitors not later than 10:00 am, and the working day ends not earlier than 9:00 pm. If the store is … Open
The Cube is considered to be one of the most spectacular and originally designed shopping centers in Kyoto. It is located on the underground level of the railway station. Visitors can combine shopping with relaxing in cozy cafes where guests are offered fantastic fruit desserts. This shopping mall houses several huge cosmetic pavilions, shops selling interesting home goods and gift products. In one of the most unusual themed shops, Halloween costumes are available all year round.
Heian Jingu Shrine Fans of looking through the markets will not be bored either in Kyoto. They must visit the Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. Here, among the colorful rows, one can find the most popular national delicacies and spices. Many customers are attracted to stalls selling all kinds of antiques and artworks. Fresh fruits, seafood and popular street dishes prepared from them, interesting handmade souvenirs, traditional kimonos, and fresh flowers - all this and much more awaits buyers in this market.
Discovering the architecture of Kyoto from bird's eye view! Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto Tower, Tenryu-ji Temple, Chion-in, all those monuments are defining the image of Kyoto … Open
When it comes to farmers' markets, Sato no Eki Ohara is one of the most popular in town. Locals come here from all over the city to buy fresh vegetables and fruits, as well as traditional sweets and other popular products made from rice flour. Many products that are sold in this market may seem exotic to travelers.
big buddha Gion Aya offering its customers luxurious kimonos stands out among the variety of specialized stores. Its assortment includes ready-made national outfits with all related accessories. Here you can also design and order custom kimonos. Visitors to the store are provided with an additional service - they can rent a costume they like for a few days to walk around the city.
Kyoto National Museum, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Sanjusangen-do, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Kyoto … Open
In search of original souvenirs, one can go to Bento&co where very cute traditional-style and home products are sold. Ladies who are keen on cooking will like the store more than others, as they will be able to buy some wonderful baking tins, colorful boxes for storing various products, and other useful kitchen accessories.
Climbing Fushimi Inari In search of interesting antiques, one can walk along Shirakawa Gion where the most popular antique shops in town are concentrated. They sell literally everything, from antique works of art and national costumes to cheap antique stuff like postcards.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Kyoto
♥   Shopping area ' Shijō Karasuma)' Kyoto, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Shin-Kyōgoku Street' Kyoto, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Shijō Kawaramachi' Kyoto, 1.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Pontochō' Kyoto, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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