Best Shops In Kyoto

Here're best Shops in Kyoto. We released a ranking of reviews about Shops posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Kyoto.

Best Shops In Kyoto [1-10]

1Nakamura Tokichi Main Store

The old store from 1859 (the Ansei period) sells various Uji tea items made by traditional method. And you can enjoy shopping and eating in the building selected important cultural landscape.


For the bean jam, they use Tamba Dainagon (quality azuki bean). The maker Mangetsu makes only four kinds of Japanese sweets, and they have much particularity for each of them.

3Minatoya Yurei Kosodate-ame Hompo

Once upon a time, a mother ghost appeared to buy the candy for her child every night… It's Bekko-ame candy of a long-established shop that has become the root of 'GeGeGe no Kitaro'. A folk tale of mother's love, sweet familiar taste and a little bit terrifying package are excellent.◎90g:¥300 170g:¥500 Access: 5min from Kennin-ji, 10min from Kiyomizu-dera on foot. Open: 10:00-16:00 Holiday: Mondays

4Dongree coffee stand & handicrafts for life

You can taste '五焙' (Go-bai) made from five kinds of coffee beans roasted by different shops in Kyoto city, at the same time. They grind coffee beans after taking order and pour over one by one. You can enjoy the differences of tastes at the most delicious states. It's also nice to be able to drink with the explanations in detail at a room with tatami floor.

5% ARABICA Kyoto Arashiyama

Coffee and espresso brewed by a skillful barista at a superb location facing to Arashiyama and Togetsu-kyo bridge. Beautiful cafe latte-art, % logo mark, and refined sense of taste for its counter style… all of them are so cool!

6Sannenzaka Marun

All of them look pretty and have a kind of Kyoto mood. Japanese alcohol sake, sweets and variety goods you can completely buy gifts for women. I also want for myself.

7Picture Book Café Mébaé

This is a specialty shop of picture book with a café, managed by a major book store. There're 600 books both grown ups and children can enjoy. At a café, they prepare food with a great book illustration 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'. It's so cute that you can't eat it!?◎You can use only café, or only book store. Many books selected by a picture book specialist. Taking off your shoes, you can choose books leisurely.

8work & shop by BOX & NEEDLE

These colorful and cute things are all set-up boxes (Haribako). There're various kinds, even some of them are available after getting wet. From accessory cases to bags, girls who like these things must be excited in this room.◎A paper-box shop managed by a long established paper maker in Kyoto. There're many kinds of set-up boxes made from the papers bought from all over Japan and original ones. Only two shops in Kyoto and Futagotamagawa (Tokyo).


A worldwide chocolate shop 'JEAN-PAUL HÉVIN' was opened in Kyoto, as the first boutique flagship in Japan. You'll be surprised at the collaborations of unbelievable foodstuffs like maccha and shiro-miso! But, they are very delicious and getting into the news.

10La Vie en Rose

Japanese confections made with full of rose has just started this season, and they are original to be able to eat only here. Rose Daifuku has rose and cream cheese in it and the two match very well! You can take Rose Kohaku home, and it's nice for souvenir, too.◎By a collaboration with Tsuruya Chosei, Rose Daifuku is limited to 3 or 4 for a day (possible to reserve). Rose Kohaku uses original rose jam and is excellent with rose tea.

A horticulturist, Yasushi Kamei who has won some contests, opened a cafe 30 years ago. Over 150 kinds of roses including his original are taken care, and blooms proudly in their season! The cafe also has nice rose menus.