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Kyoto Handicraft Center

Kyoto Handicraft Center is a renowned name in the shopping arena of Kyoto.

 It’s located in Kumano Jinja Higashi of Kyoto. It carries a glorious history that has been achieved with an endeavor of more than 30 years. This shopping emporium is a seven-story building. What makes it special for foreign tourists is the fact that it’s duty free. So anything you choose to buy from the Kyoto Handicraft Center is much cheaper than anywhere else in Kyoto.

Kyoto Handicraft Center is the place to be if you are looking for souvenirs, handicrafts and artworks. A visit in this shopping emporium will enthrall you with huge collections of Japanese crafts, kimonos, duty free souvenirs, pearls and a variety of accessories. You will find a vast array of selected works of crafts, woodblock prints, cloisonné (enamelware), lacquerware, porcelain items and pearl jewelries. Tourists and shoppers can also look for the exquisite collection of world famous Japanese dolls, damascenes, painted screens and wonderful antique pieces.

Kyoto Handicraft Center specializes in selling Seven Treasure jewelries and ornaments, traditional decorative swords of Japan and exclusive Japanese-style shirts. Besides these, there are much more items that are up for the grab. It’s a shopper’s paradise, as you can always compare the prices and grab special offers on last-minute souvenirs.

You can watch the expert artisans making their crafts right in front of your eyes. Besides, you can also try your skills in making some of the crafts. For that, make sure to join by 4pm and get your creative juices flowing for the next half an hour or so.

Kyoto Handicraft Center starts its business at 10 o’ clock in the morning and closes at 6pm. But in case you are planning your trip in the New Year, please remember that the Handicraft Centre of Kyoto remains closed from 1st-3rd January. Parking facilities are available in the basement of the plaza.

The unique characteristics and special features of Kyoto Handicraft Center can be listed as follows:

- Duty free selling.
- For tourists from the overseas, shopping is exempt from duty.
- Coffee shops and Restaurants.
- Foreign currency exchange.

The staffs of Kyoto Handicraft Center are very co-operative and speak foreign languages. So communication will never be a problem.
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