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Japan Trip: 7 Most Popular Gift Shops in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking)

Japan Trip: 7 Most Popular Gift Shops in Kyoto (October 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 11 December 2019

Here are the best Gift Shops in Kyoto, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category.

For instance, Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store, Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store, KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Kyoto!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store
  2. 2.Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store
  3. 3.KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI
  4. 4.Yoshida Gennojo-Roho Kyoto Buddhist Altars
  5. 5.Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto store
  6. 6.Kyo-baum Gion-kita store
  7. 7.Kyoto Handicraft Center

1.Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store

1.Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store

Our Uji matcha and soy milk baumkuchen, Kyo-baum.

Our baumkuchen uses Kyoto's famous Uji matcha and Kyoto-produced soy milk, and is baked and layered to become soft and moist.
The sponge dough is created from Kyoto-produced soy milk and melt-in-the-mouth Japanese flour, layered with matcha dough made from Uji matcha and green tea. Our baumkuchen is soft, moist and fluffy.

The ground floor is spacious and bright for shopping, and the second floor offers a quiet atmosphere after the bustling Kiyomizuzaka slope.
We also stock Kyo-baums with special designs, only available at the Kiyomizu store.

Access
Twenty-two minutes on foot from Gionsijyo Station,or
Fifteen minutes from Kyoto Station to the Gojozaka bus stop on the Kyoto City bus, and ten minutes on foot from Gojozaka.

  • Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store
    Kyo-baum Kiyomizu store
    京ばあむ 清水店
    • Address 2-229 Shimizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, 605-0862
    • Nearest Station Gionshijo Station (Keihan Line)
      22 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 075-525-2180

2.Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store

2.Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store

Our Kyoto Uji matcha and soy milk baumkuchen, Kyo-baum.

Our baumkuchen uses Kyoto's famous Uji matcha and Kyoto-produced soy milk, and is baked and layered to become soft and moist.
The sponge dough is created from Kyoto-produced soy milk and melt-in-the-mouth Japanese flour, layered with matcha dough made from Uji matcha and green tea. Our baumkuchen is soft, moist and fluffy.

You can view the Kyo-baum meister in action and taste freshly baked Kyo-baum only at our Kyoto Tower Sando store.
In addition, we also have a variety of products such as baked sweets using Uji matcha and soy milk, and Kyo-baum soft-serve ice cream, which is perfect to take away.

  • Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store
    Kyo-baum Kyoto Tower Sando store
    京ばあむ 京都タワーサンド店
    • Address 721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Karasuma Shichijo Shimoru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8216
    • Nearest Station Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Line / JR Biwako Line / JR Tokaido Shinkansen / JR Kyoto Line / JR Sagano Line / JR San-in Line / JR Nara Line / Karasuma Line / Kintetsu-kyoto Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 075-744-6423

3.KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI

3.KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI

Wanting to faithfully create an authentic financier, we opened a original financier speciality store without flour and using only almond powder.

Until now, our financiers were only available on special order. We have opened a store so that everyone can buy them, whenever they want.

We have freshly baked and directly delivered products, which can be enjoyed with tea, for gatherings and all other occasions.

We don't use any flour in our financiers. Instead, we use the simple ingredients of almond powder, brown butter and egg whites to make our cakes.

We blend rich flavored almonds from Sicily with Californian ones to achieve a texture and melting sensation expressing happiness.

  • KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI
    KYOTO FINANCIER GION SAKAI
    京都フィナンシェ ぎをんさかい
    • Address Porta in Kyoto Station, 902 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8216
    • Nearest Station Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Line / JR Biwako Line / JR Tokaido Shinkansen / JR Kyoto Line / JR Sagano Line / JR San-in Line / JR Nara Line / Karasuma Line / Kintetsu-kyoto Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 075-354-3055

4.Yoshida Gennojo-Roho Kyoto Buddhist Altars

4.Yoshida Gennojo-Roho Kyoto Buddhist Altars

In 1572, the year of the burning of Mt. Hiei by Oda Nobunaga, our store's founder Yoshida Gennojo left the battlefield of Goshu Yoshidamura and began a store producing and selling Buddhist altars in Gojo Takakura.

Before long, he was appointed as a sculptor of Buddhist images of the Imperial Palace. In the Genna era, Yoshida was awarded a prestigious award for Buddhist image makers.
Throughout Japan's history of Buddhism, the burning of the Mt. Hiei temples was the event that caused the most disorder, but also led to high demand for Buddhist altar equipment in Kyoto. Following these events, the next supreme ruler Hideyoshi approved the rebuilding of Mt. Hiei, which caused an urgency for the repairs and mending of each temple.
Our founder Yoshida gave all his efforts in the reconstruction, and was able to build a name for himself as one of the few merchants involved in rebuilding Mt. Hiei's temples.

When the era changed to Meiji, our store relocated to Sanjo Kawaramachi and has been here since.
In this way, we have been producing and selling Buddhist altars as a traditional craft of Kyoto for more than 400 years.

5.Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto store

5.Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto store

The first Kyoto Black Thunder speciality store Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto has opened in Kotochika Kyoto inside Kyoto Station for the Kyoto Municipal Subway.

Kyoto Black Thunder still retains the crunchy texture of the original Black Thunder, but blends two different types of Uji matcha and green tea to create an original flavor. It is perfect as a souvenir for your Kyoto or Japan trip.

Come and check out the collaboration between Kyoto's original flavor and Black Thunder.

  • Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto store
    Kyoto Black Thunder Kotochika Kyoto store
    京都ブラックサンダー コトチカ京都店
    • Address Kyoto Station premises Kotochika Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo Ward Higashishiokoji, 600-8216
    • Nearest Station Kyoto Station (JR Tokaido Line / JR Biwako Line / JR Tokaido Shinkansen / JR Kyoto Line / JR Sagano Line / JR San-in Line / JR Nara Line / Karasuma Line / Kintetsu-kyoto Line)
    • Phone Number 075-344-0205

6.Kyo-baum Gion-kita store

6.Kyo-baum Gion-kita store

Our Kyoto Uji matcha and soy milk baumkuchen, Kyo-baum.

Our baumkuchen uses Kyoto's famous Uji matcha and Kyoto-produced soy milk, and is baked and layered to become soft and moist.
The sponge dough is created from Kyoto-produced soy milk and melt-in-the-mouth Japanese flour, layered with matcha dough made from Uji matcha and green tea. Our baumkuchen is soft, moist and fluffy.

Our Gion-kita store is located on the way to the Yasaka Shrine. You can buy souvenirs in the spacious store, or pick up something to eat while sightseeing.

  • Kyo-baum Gion-kita store
    Kyo-baum Gion-kita store
    京ばあむ 祇園北店
    • Address 248 North side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, 605-0073
    • Nearest Station Gionshijo Station (Keihan Line)
      3 minutes on foot
    • Phone Number 075-561-2060

7.Kyoto Handicraft Center

7.Kyoto Handicraft Center

Kyoto Handicraft Center is a shopping complex where you can enjoy Shopping, Experiences also the Damascene Demonstration’ with the key words of “Japan” and “Kyoto”.

It takes 5 minutes-walk from Heian-Jingu Shrine which has the large gateway as a landmark.

There are over 10,000 items available on the shopping floors, handling such as handicrafts gathered from all over Japan and Japanese goods or sweets from Kyoto as well as T-shirts and others making a hit with customers from overseas.

The Kyo-Zogan (Damascene)works available at the shops are handmade by the craftsmen working at the studio inside the facility, one by one.

You can visit whenever they are present to see how they create these works.

The content of the Experiences is substantial as you can choose from 9 different craft work experience such as ‘
Woodblock Printing', 'Folding Fan Painting' etc, and cultural experience such as ‘Kimono Rental’, ‘Tea Ceremony Experience’, which are enjoyable for those who wish to ‘take time at their will inside the facility’ or ‘experience within their limited time’.
Bike-shearing Service is also available, so that you can get an easy access to Japanese gardens or popular temples and shrines near the facility.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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