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Kyoto Handicraft Center

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Maiko dinner

Beautiful tradition dinner served with guide available, amazing. On arrival the Maiko explain about... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hrpd
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Sydney, Australia
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Good location to find souvenirs and handmade crafts

We quite enjoyed our visit to the Kyoto Handicraft Center. We bought several items on two of the... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Wxgirl2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Kyoto Handicraft Center is a twin buildings located nearby Heian Shrine, Kyoto. We offer one-stop shopping for Japanese handicrafts and souvenirs, hands-on handicraft workshops, observing crafts studio, and restaurants. We are dedicated to selling...more
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17 Shogoin Entomicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8323, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff speak English, however, over the past years this venue has become tired. Restaurant buffet's food (for about $16.) is lack-luster. Items displayed for sale in some manner of disarray. The primary convenience is that the staff has English language skills.More

Thank johnfjohnston
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear johnfjohnston san, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your recent experience at Kyoto Handicraft Center. We regret to hear that your stay was not fully satisfactory. We are making efforts to be more pleasant place so we hope to have another...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kyoto Handicraft Center is perfect for buying loving Japanese gifts and souvenirs. They have such a good selection and were able to post the items to your home address. We received all our purchases in good condition and postage was quick. I would definitely shop...More

1  Thank sueC9670BF
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear sueC9670BF san, Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful comment. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center! Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sorry that I failed to buy more at the Kyoto Handicraft Center. They had beautiful kimonos and yukatas for very reasonable prices and I only bought 2. I could have stocked up for Christmas and birthdays but failed to do it. If you...More

1  Thank Stay568009
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stay568009 san, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center. Hope your travel going great and looking forward to see you again!! Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft Center

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful tradition dinner served with guide available, amazing. On arrival the Maiko explain about her apprenticeship and performed two dances following question answer session, we then played traditional game which she won. We we able to have photos with her. Well organized and very enjoyable...More

Thank hrpd
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear hrpd san, Thank you for taking your precious time to share your recent experience at Kyoto Handicraft Center. We are very happy to hear that you are enjoyed our dinner and Maiko performance. We look forward to meeting you again in near future! Arigatou...More

Reviewed 24 August 2018

If you are looking for a wide variety of authentic Japanese souvenirs to choose from, this is the place to go. They carry everything from jewelry to swords to embroidery to fans and umbrellas, to kimonos, to art work. The pieces are of high quality...More

1  Thank Sharon H
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Dear Sharon H san, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to post such a wonderful comment regarding your recent visit. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center! Thank you again for your kind words, and...More

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Worth a visit! Lots of handicrafts and souvenir items to buy, as well as food. There is also a buffet restaurant on the 2nd floor that served great food for a good price. They catered to busloads of tourists. We were the first ones when...More

1  Thank G A
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Dear G A san, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and visiting us Kyoto Handicraft Center. We also have craft making experience workshop so we sure everyone can enjoy a rainy day! Once again, thank you for your visit! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

This is a wonderful place to puchase or view hand made items by local Japanese artists.There are all manner of items from paper goods to clothing. From Books to pencils. All Japanese made and beautiful There are 3 floors of items so wander at your...More

2  Thank Rifky K
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Dear Rifky K san, Thank you very much for your wonderful review and visiting us Kyoto Handicraft Center! It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed shopping with us. We hope to have another opportunity of welcoming you back in near future!! Once...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect of this center and was tired of crowds and cheap souvenirs. I am so glad I came here! It was quiet, spacious, welcoming to foreign visitors and the range of souvenirs was incredible! I was able to find something...More

2  Thank KateVGalloway
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear KateVGalloway san, Thank you so much for taking your precious time to post such a wonderful comment regarding your recent visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center! Hope your vacation going to be great and...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

Definitely worth a visit! This was the best place I visited in Japan that had the largest collection of different handicrafts with very high quality items. I spent a couple of hours exploring all the different floors over both buildings, and ended up buying quite...More

1  Thank jess747
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear jess747 san, Thank you very much for your positive review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed shopping at our center! We hope to see you again!! Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft Center

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We quite enjoyed our visit to the Kyoto Handicraft Center. We bought several items on two of the floors of this building. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I don't care if some think it is 'touristy', we were looking for just that sort...More

2  Thank Wxgirl2013
KHC_INFO, Information at Kyoto Handicraft Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Dear Wxgirl2013 san, Thank you very much for your review and visiting us Kyoto Handicraft Center. It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed shopping with us! We look forward to meeting you again. Sincerely yours, Kyoto Handicraft Center

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