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Various shops: "Covered shopping arcades off Shijo" Kyoto Shopping Tip by aukahkay

Kyoto Shopping: 80 reviews and 102 photos

  Covered shopping arcade off Shijo-dori in Kyoto
by aukahkay

Shijo-dori is the main shopping street in Kyoto where you will find international brand names like Gucci, Prada, Bulgari and Tiffany in addition to major Japanese departmental stores like Takashimaya, Hankyu, Daimaru, Sogo and Isetan. However, if you look sideways, you will find covered shopping malls. Do explore these malls as they offer a lot.

What to buy: Typical Kyoto dolls, fans, lacquerware. You can also buy samurai swords of various shapes and sizes!

What to pay: Prices vary but small souvenirs range from Y250 - Y1000

Directions: Off Shijo-dori
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 12, 2007
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