WAK Japan

WAK Japan Office, a “Kyoto-based company providing foreign tourists to Japan with various hands-on culture experiences such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, cooking, wearing kimono, home visits, etc” (quoted from their website

Miyawaki Baisen-an

Miyawaki Baisen-an

Miyawaki Baisen-an at Sanjo Dori. A souvenir shop specializing at selling handmade fans since 1823. Handmade fans is among the most sought-after souvenirs by those who visits Kyoto during Edo Period (18th CE). See their website, or read a review from Frommers here

Cafe Independants

Cafe Independants

Former Mainichi Shimbun (a newspaper agency) Building, now gallery and restaurant ‘Independent’. See their facebook page

Detailed building info see

Machiya Kitano

Machiya near Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

A machiya near Kitano-Tenmangu entrance, houses three different shops: a textile shop, a restaurant, and a studio.

Antique Store

Antique shop

A row of machiyas near the junction of Takakura Dori, Tenshucho.

Hinode Villa

Hinode Villa

Old inn in Sanjo Dori, 日昇別荘 (Sunrise Villa) that was build in Edo Era.

Shima Store

A machiya at Oike Dori, surrounded by tall building

嶋臺絲店 (don’t know how to read this Kanji; can anybody help?). An old shop (drugstore?) in Oike Dori, near Karasuma Oike junction. A Designated National Cultural Property, according to this link

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