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The Best Places to Shop in Kyoto

For all the serenity of Kyoto's temples, few visitors to the city can resist shopping. In fact, the spare and elegant design of the temples may inspire a person to reform their ways to be more calm and mindful. Find traditional crafts, modern housewares, chic clothing, whiskey, handmade paper, and more in the shops and boutiques of Kyoto.
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
D&Department, a youthful shop housed in a 13th-century Bukkoji temple, focuses on designer housewares, kitchen goods, and foods. Conceived by Kenmei Nagaoka, a professor at Kyoto University of Art and Design, and his students, the store...
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Japan, 〒600-8079 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Shimogyō-ku, Kajiyachō (Sakaimachidōri), 堺町通松原下る鍛冶屋町242
There’s a lot of tourists Instagram-browsing in Kyoto’s famed Nishiki Market shops, which hawk salt-pickled cherry blossoms, barrels of other pickled vegetables, and takoyaki (fried octopus balls). But step off the...