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Kyoto Handicraft Center

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Good selection of quality prints and higher end souvenirs in one spot

All the souvenirs you would nrmally see in your travels in Japan but obviously good quality. Of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Janet C
via mobile
Range of items to buy but attraction to us are the activities

We were a bit “templed out” after 3-4 days in Kyoto and wanted to try something more hands on The... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2018
sameerk_11
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London, United Kingdom
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17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the souvenirs you would nrmally see in your travels in Japan but obviously good quality. Of note, Global knives for sale and we purchased a specific global sharpener which I had not seen at home( but may be available)Good selection of Japanese prints. Not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet C
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Janet C san, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful comment regarding your recent visit. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center. We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in near future....More

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We were a bit “templed out” after 3-4 days in Kyoto and wanted to try something more hands on The centre has multiple floors of items for sale (id argue a bit more genuine than most souvenirs on offer) but 7th floor has a big...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2018

Dear sameerk_11 san, Thank you very much for your recent visit Kyoto Handicraft Center and appreciated to take your valuable time to share your experience reflecting your last visit. We apologize for delay and any inconvenience about our workshop email confirmation. We will make sure...More

Reviewed November 11, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

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 November 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

Dear Mr Rod Johnson san, Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that the items you purchased have arrived safely. Also glad to hear that the staff was helpful to you on the embroidery scene. We hope you...More

Reviewed November 9, 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

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 October 22, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

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 October 21, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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KHC_INFO, Workshop at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

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 October 2, 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 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 September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 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 September 26, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 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

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