Store Closing Announcement

Kyoto Design House will permanently close its doors on February 27th, 2018 (Tues.) to allow for construction and office expansion within the NIWAKA building. We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to our customers and fans for helping us support Kyoto’s craft community for thirteen years. Your support has helped ensure that many artisans can continue their amazing work well into the future while preserving Kyoto’s history and traditions.

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Kyoto Design House is located in the center of Kyoto, just north of the Shijo commercial district. While in the neighborhood, you can enjoy shopping and dining amongst a blend of traditional and modern buildings.

Kyoto Design House

Niwaka Building Ground Floor (1F)
On Tominokoji Street north of Sanjo Street

Copy this address into Google Maps:
105 Fukunaga-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8084

  • Open Daily : 11:00–20:00
  • (Closed last weekday of each month and New Year’s holiday)
  • +81-75-221-0200
  • +81-75-222-5777 (English line)
  • Fax

    Native English and Japanese staff are available

    Kyoto Design House

    By Train

    ■ From JR Kyoto Station

    Get on the Subway Karasuma Line at Kyoto Station (K11). From the Karasuma Line, refer to directions below.

    ■ From the Subway Karasuma Line (green)

    Get off at Karasuma-Oike Station (K08). Leave the station via Exit 3 and continue east along Oike street for five blocks. Turn right onto Tominokoji street and continue a block and a half to Kyoto Design House on your left.

    ■ From the Subway Tozai Line (red)

    Get off at Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station (T12). Leave the station through the Zest Underground Shopping Area and exit to street level via Exit 8 (last exit on the left). Head west (straight ahead) for one block and turn left on Tominokoji street. Continue a block and a half on Tominokoji street to Kyoto Design House on your left.

    ■ From the Hankyu Line

    Get off at Kawaramachi Station (HK86) and leave via Exit 9. At street level, turn right and head north along the Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade until it ends (about ten minutes walking). Make a left on Sanjo street and continue about four blocks to Tominokoji Street. Turn right on Tominokoji street, and Kyoto Design House will be on your right side about halfway up the block.

    ■ From the Keihan Line

    Get off the train at Sanjo Station and exit via Exit 1. Cross the bridge and continue west along Sanjo street. Follow Sanjo street across Kawaramachi Street (the big intersection) and enter the Sanjo Shopping Arcade. Continue along Sanjo street about another five blocks and turn right on Tominokoji street. Kyoto Design House will be on your right side about halfway up the block.

    By Bus

    Take the city bus to the Kawaramachi-Sanjo bus stop. Head west along Sanjo street (away from the river) for about five blocks. Make a right on Tominokoji street. Kyoto Design House will be on the right side about halfway up the block.

    The following buses stop at Kawaramachi-Sanjo: 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15, 17, 32, 37, 51, 59, 205

    ■ From JR Kyoto Station

    Take any bus leaving from platform A2 (4, 17, 205) of the city bus terminal. Get off at the Kawaramachi-Sanjo bus stop.

    By Car / Taxi

    There are several small coin parking lots in the immediate area. If these are full, there is underground parking available along Oike and Karasuma streets.

    For taxis, request transport to "Tominokoji Sanjo Agaru."

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