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Shoeido kyoto

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Address: Karasuma Nijo Agaru, Nakagyo-ku | West side, Kyoto 604-0857, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-212-5590

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Visit with Ryoko-San

My friend and I absolutely had the most fascinating visit to the Karasuma Nijo store where Ryoko-San introduced us to the traditional way of making incense in their fragrance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 November 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My friend and I absolutely had the most fascinating visit to the Karasuma Nijo store where Ryoko-San introduced us to the traditional way of making incense in their fragrance factory tour. Ryoko-San very patiently explained the ingredients used and their sources and the steps taken to create the completed product, and the history of the use of incense and the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This shop is easy to find and quite convenient to the Karasuma subway line. Staff speak enough English to describe choices and help you to make a decision. The history of this company is interesting and I really appreciated knowing that they have been in business for over 300 years. The scents are amazing. One final note about service. It... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Shoeido has over 300 years of history of making and selling incense products. This is its main store in Kyoto. The store is close to the Marutamachi subway station. In the store, you can explore all kinds of traditional Japanese incenses, accessories, and some modern variations. The store has Japanese and Chinese clerks. But for English-speaking customers, communication could be... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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