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1. JR KYOTO ISETAN 

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ISETAN is a department store directly connected to Kyoto Station. It handles a wide variety of products including fashions of Japanese brand and luxury brands in the world, cosmetics and souvenirs. It has a duty-free counter and an interpretation service, which is popular among tourists. Restaurant Street where you can enjoy dishes mainly Japanese food is open until 11 pm.

Open: 10:00-20:00 (Restaurant Street: 11:00-23:00)

Closed: New Year’s day 

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp.e.do.hp.transer.com/

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp.t.do.hp.transer.com/ (Chinese)

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

2. KYOTO YODOBASHI 

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KYOTO YODOBASHI is the largest specialty store in Kyoto, and it is also a complex facility with floors of home electric appliances, fashion and restaurants. There are various products, so you can see electric appliances displayed densely from the entrance. There are leading brands such as UNIQLO on the fashion floor, and the restaurant floor is open until 11 o’clock. It is directly connected to Kyoto Station, so you can go there through the underground shopping center from Kyoto Station.

Open:  Specialty store 9:30-22:00  Restaurant floor 11:00-23:00 (depending on each shop) 

HP: www.yodobashi-kyoto.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 590-2, Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shichijo Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogy0-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

3. AEON MALL KYOTO

AEON MALL KYOTO is a 5-minute walk from Kyoto Station. It is a large shopping mall familiar to Kyoto citizens. You can enjoy shopping at more affordable prices than department stores. You can buy products of Japanese brand in large shops such as Uniqlo and Zara. It has a large supermarket and a restaurant street.

Open: Aeon Mall Specialty Store Street  10:00-21:00 4F Restaurant Street  10:00-22:00   7 days a week

HP: kyoto-aeonmall.com.e.vd.hp.transer.com/

HP: kyoto-aeonmall.com.t.vd.hp.transer.com/ (Chinese)

HP: kyoto-aeonmall.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 1 Toriguchi-cho, Nishikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

4. THE CUBE

THE CUBE is a shopping mall spreading in the underground of Kyoto Station. A variety of products are available including the fashion brands popular among the women of 20s and 30s, variety goods, cosmetics, and souvenirs. Its target customers are young generation following the latest trends, so you can purchase Japanese trendy items at reasonable prices.

Open:  Specialty Mall  8:30-20:00 Restaurant Street  11:00-22:00,   7 days a week

HP: en.thecube.jp/

HP: tw.thecube.jp/ (Chinese)

HP: www.thecube.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Kyoto Station Building, 901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

5. Porta

Porta is adjacent to the cube, and a large assortment of cosmetics. You can purchase cosmetics of safe Japanese brand, FANCL and ORBIS. Duty-free is available. There are a variety of souvenirs of Kyoto from food to variety goods.

Open:  Specialty Mall  10:00-21:00   Dining Street  11:00-22:00   Kyoto souvenirs and food  10:00-20:00 (Friday and Saturday until 20:30),   7 days a week 

HP: www.porta.co.jp.e.sd.hp.transer.com/

HP: www.porta.co.jp.t.sd.hp.transer.com/ (Chinese)

HP: www.porta.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 902 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

6. MIYAKOMICHI

MIYAKOMICHI is located on a very convenient place, very close to the ticket gates of Shinkansen and Kintetsu in Kyoto Station. There are Kyoto souvenir shops, Japanese variety shops, and Restaurant Street. There is Water Art at the deep end of the street, and the shape of the water changes. It is a hidden tourist spot. Most of the shops are so quiet that you can shop leisurely.

Open:  Shops  9:00-20:00 Restaurant  11:00-22:00

HP: www.gnavi.co.jp/kinmei/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 31-1 Higashi Shiokoji Kamodono-cho, Shiokoji sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

7. ASTY KYOTO

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ASTY KYOTO is a Specialty Mall connected with MIYAKOMICHI. There are a drug store Matsumotokiyoshi, and a famous shops such as Uniqlo, and a restaurant street. Among them, at “Sushi-no Musashi”, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, you can eat popular sushi at 146 yen (plus tax) for one plate.

Open (depending on each shop):  Food and souvenirs  7:00-21:00  Restaurants  10:00-23:00   Cafe  7:30-20:00

HP: www.asty-kyoto.co.jp/kyoto/#road (Japanese Only)

Address: Asty Road, Hachijoguchi Premise, Kyoto Station, 8-3, Takakura-cho, Higashi Shiokoji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyot0-shi (Google Map)

8. KYOTO AVANTI 

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KYOTO AVANTI is a fashion building for young people who likes Japanese pop culture. Harajuku and Shibuya fashion brands are available. In addition, there are GU and Daiso (100-yen shop), so you can enjoy the fashion at affordable prices. On the 4th floor, there are sub-culture shops of anime, card games, and idle goods. Print club (photo sticker machine) popular among young people is also available.

Open: 10:00-21:00   B1F Restaurant Street  11:00-20:00,  7 days a week 

HP: kyoto-avanti.com/language/

HP: kyoto-avanti.com/language/?lang=zh_tw (Chinese)

HP: kyoto-avanti.com/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 31 Nishi Sanno-cho, Higashikujo, Minami-ku, Kyoto (Google Map)

9. SUVACO 

SUVACO is right in front of the central ticket gate of JR Kyoto Station. The shops of cute Japanese goods and cosmetics, and stylish cafe are in as tenants. Among them, Nakamura Tokichi matcha cafe is a famous cafe in Kyoto, so you must stop by.

Open:  Cafe  7:00-21:00 (*However, <Nakamura Tokichi Kyoto Station Cafe NEXT> is open 11:00-20:00)   Variety shops  10:00-21:00    Restaurants  11:00-22:00

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp/suvaco/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

10. BIC CAMERA

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Bic Camera Kyoto Shop is directly connected to Kyoto Station, and it deals a wide variety of products such as PC, home electric appliances, and beauty appliances. It also deals maniac products such as sport bikes and high-grade audio products, so you can enjoy just watching them.

Open: 10:00-21:00,  7 days a week 

HP: www.biccamera.co.jp.e.lj.hp.transer.com/shopguide/index.html

HP: www.biccamera.co.jp.t.lj.hp.transer.com/shopguide/index.html (Chinese)

HP: www.biccamera.co.jp/shopguide/index.html (Japanese Only)

Address: 927 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyot0-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

11. Depachika

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There is a food floor called “Depachika” on the basement floor of Japanese department stores. They offer a variety of takeout food which is more luxurious than usual food, so it is recommended for your lunch, instead of bento. In particular, you can “try” them, so you can purchase after eating a small bit. Of course it is OK even though you don’t purchase. 

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp.e.do.hp.transer.com/

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp.t.do.hp.transer.com/ (Chinese)

HP: kyoto.wjr-isetan.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shiokoji Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (Google Map)

12. KYOTO TOWER

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There are many souvenir shops of Japanese goods and Kyoto specialty food on the first floor of Kyoto Tower, which is a tourist attraction of Kyoto. There is Daiso (100-yen shop) on the second floor, so you can buy cute Japanese goods and tenugui (Japanese-style thin towel), origami, and so on at 100 yen (tax excluded).

Open:  Souvenir shops on 1st floor  9:00-21:00   Daiso on 2nd floor  10:00-20:00,  7-days a week

HP: www.kyoto-tower.co.jp/ (Japanese Only)

Address: 721-1 Shiokoji-cho, Shichijo Sagaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi (Google Map)

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