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Wonderful Gem of a Store

I stopped in Maiko Antiques during my first trip to Kyoto and stayed for what felt like an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
js432015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Don't miss a visit here

I discovered this place by accident, as I was staying in airbnb walking distance to here. Maiko... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Arthur S
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1 week ago
“Wonderful Gem of a Store”
May 7, 2018
“Don't miss a visit here”
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In our shop you can find a wide selection of Japanese vintage items. (vintage jp.souvenir,folk crafts,books,kimono, dolls, toys, tableware, ukiyoe, sheets ,postcard, army goods,etc...) with reasonale prices. You can also experience a gorgeous time...more
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157 Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0811, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-541-2626
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped in Maiko Antiques during my first trip to Kyoto and stayed for what felt like an eternity, browsing the huge range of interesting items in a very small space. The owner was wonderful and welcoming, allowing me to browse at a leisurely pace...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

I discovered this place by accident, as I was staying in airbnb walking distance to here. Maiko Antiques is a small place with little bit for almost everyone. My friend bought an 1960's vintage doll for mom. I bought vintage matches, and porcelain animal figurines...More

Thank Arthur S
maiko-antiques, オーナー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for coming to our shop. I am collecting vintage kids kimonos. The picture of a kids kimono is very cute. it is a so popular that one professional book comes out.

Reviewed April 15, 2018

We were on our way back from the crowded streets near the Kiyomizu Shrine when we saw some kimonos outside a quiet little shop on the back roads. It was different from any of the other shops, odd things at crazy good prices ( bought...More

Thank monroehome
maiko-antiques, マネージャー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you for coming to my shop. I go looking for some old items three times a week. They are discovered from old houses in Kyoto. From small kokeshi to big signboards. And there are kimonos. There are still many old goods in Kyoto. For...More

Reviewed January 9, 2018

Upon arriving in Kyoto, we headed straight for Maiko Antiques since we were looking for vintage kokeshi dolls. This store has such a variety of treasures that many collector would surely find something of interest. Even though we didn’t speak Japanese, Shou (the owner) did...More

Thank Sylvia M
shoutoh, オーナー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

hI!I'mshou.I am very happy that you enjoyed my shop. Kokeshi doll is a doll produced only in the Tohoku region of Japan. Tohoku and Kyoto are very far apart. But I like Kokeshi. Therefore I went to Tohoku and bought lots of vintage kokeshi. That's...More

Reviewed November 11, 2017

We were@Kyoto with my daughter and we visited this shop. It's really amazing, lot of furnitures from the period of 50's We bought a mask + objects from the second world war. Advices were very good, discussing with the person in the shop was very...More

Thank j2per
shoutoh, 支配人 at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

I am collecting goods of the Second World War. I especially like propaganda goods among them. I also have a lot of small sake cups from the Japanese army.Goods receives it every week.Looking forward to serving you again!

Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Do you want to get a vintage kimono, obi, black and white pictures or anything DIFFERENT while in Japan? Get your friends a souvenir like no other. I came to Japan for THIS shop!! It was so worth the wait. PLEASE PLEASE if you only...More

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shoutoh, オーナー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Wow! I was very happy to meet you yesterday. People in Australia were very cheerful and made my heart happy. I have many black-and-white pictures. I wanted to talk with you a little more. I need to learn more English. Also please visit my shop...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

Amazing shop with vintage articles, action figures, postcards, toys and many more. Mandatory stop if you are in Kyoto.

Thank Fco Javier P
shoutoh, オーナー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Antiques arrive at my shop every week.:-)Thank you for coming to our shop!.

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Before we even visited Kyoto, I already put this antique shop on my must visit in Kyoto. First, I know that Kyoto, being one of the oldest places in Japan, this shop will have a lot of amazing pieces. I read reviews about this shop...More

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shoutoh, オーナー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2017

Hello. Thank you for visiting my shop. I am collecting strange antiques in Japan. They are things that can not be handled at other antique shops. I feel very attractive there. And we look for such things every week from various places and buy them....More

Reviewed August 18, 2017

There were so many cute, tiny antiques. The shop is small but there are so many little things, one could spend a lot of time in there. I got an adorable, miniature cat trinket... Like someone else said, be careful because it is a tight...More

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shoutoh, マネージャー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2017

Hi! There are lots of cat dolls in the shop. They are called maneki neko. Also, vintage invited cat arrives monthly. Thank you!!<:

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

He definitely has a little bit of everything, well worth a walk to visit the store. He said he gets his items from different auction in Kyoto, very unique stuff.

Thank Michael j
shoutoh, マネージャー at Maiko Antiques Kyoto, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for visiting in my shop. I go to lay in stock of an antique three times a week. Arrival of The small folk crafts. every week!.

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