Kyoto Design Store
Serving as Japan’s capital for more than a millennium, Kyoto has a long history of craftsmanship inspired by a uniquely Japanese sense of beauty. The modern artisans whose works are displayed at Kyoto Design House draw from this rich artistic tradition while simultaneously incorporating more contemporary styles. The result is a fusion of traditional and modern Kyoto in a large variety of elegant gifts and fashionable accessories. With a dedicated staff of native English and Japanese speakers, Kyoto Design House is the perfect place to find carefully-selected items and enrich your experience in Kyoto.
Currently, two native English speakers serve as team members at Kyoto Design House.They share an interest in Kyoto’s culture, history, and aesthetics,
which they studied while attending Japanese universities.
With over a decade of experience living and working in Kyoto between them, they work together with Japanese staff as cultural intermediaries who aim to enhance your understanding and appreciation of Japanese design, craftsmanship, and tradition through the works on display.
At Kyoto Design House, a refined shop occupying the ground floor of a spacious Tadao Ando-designed building, browse antique hair combs perhaps worn by long-gone geisha, black lacquered iPhone cases adorned with gold foil, and business-card holders made from Nishijin fabrics.