Gion Saito Kimono Shop
Shinmonzen Street in Gion is famous among antiques lovers as a place where a variety of Japanese antique and art shops are located. In this rather quiet neighborhood, one can find an understated old-fashioned brown color noren with old-style characters reading "Saito," the name of this kimono shop.
Founded in 1830s, this shop is well known for its beautiful yuzen dyed kimono and Nishijin-ori obi fabrics which are for sale in the small machiya townhouse. The shop is a vivid reminder of Kyoto’s mercantile history.