Shopping even seems like a sport, the amount of people
walking around with their bags in the streets. Even in a
country country like Kyoto, shopping is a great choice
and you can find many decorative items or travel
In Japan, where space is increasingly
valued, there are many department stores and therefore
don't understand that they are simple stores; we are
talking about gigantic stores, practically shopping
malls, that sell an incredible amount of products from
the most varied brands - in them, you can find
everything and a little more! Most of these department
stores have several floors, each floor dedicated to
certain types of products, including food.
The Kyoto Station area is very good
for shopping. The station itself has a huge variety of
stores ranging from food items to clothes and decorative
items. Next to the station is the department store
Isetan and the shopping mall Porta, both with an
excellent variety of products. In this region and in its
surroundings, you will find good electronics stores,
such as Bic Camera and the huge Yodobashi, which sells a
little of everything. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage jewelry & watches.
The Shijo Street (Shijo Dori) is one
of the main streets of the city and she is concentrating
much of the trade. It is a busy street with a large
number of stores, including Takashiyama, Marui and
Daimaru department stores, which sell products from more
exclusive brands. Along Shijo Dori, you will find
everything from stores that sell geta (typical Japanese
clogs) to wonderful cosmetics stores.
The Shijo Dori area between the Kamo River and the
Yasaka Shrine (in the vicinity of the Gion district) is
a great place to buy artisanal products, food, candies,
Another good area for shopping is the Nishiki Market
area, which has a lot of typical Japanese food and you
will see things you have never eaten in your life! It is
an interesting place for those who like to try new
flavors. Two pedestrian streets are in the vicinity of
the market, Teramachi and Shinkyogoku, which also have
In the vicinity of frequently visited temples, you
will also find shops selling handmade products and
travel souvenirs. The street that gives access to the
Ginkaku-ji temple and the Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka hills
in Higashiyama, can yield good shopping.
Shopping in Bali
Bali is not the type of destination you plan to
return with bags full of shopping, but the island offers
good options for those who do not miss the opportunity
to enjoy the trip to buy souvenirs.
The island has famous brand stores and many local
shops, with more exclusive and funky products. If you
like to buy, take a moment to admire the trade in
handicrafts and products of Balinese origin, because in
addition to being able to find this type of product at a
great price, you still acquire a meaningful product.
Near the tourist spots, there are always little boats
selling souvenirs, sarong, fabrics and clothes - in this
popular trade, the tip is always to bargain, because
that way you guarantee products at a lower price.
Kuta is the most developed part of the island and it
is there that big malls and famous brand stores are
located, including surf and beach wear brands. If you
want to visit malls with greater structure, visit the
Kuta Beachwalk or the Mal Bali
In Seminyak, you will see stores of well-known
brands, mainly for beachwear. The streets of the
neighborhood are great for finding smaller, intimate
stores that sell stylish clothes or even designer
clothes. As it is hot all year in Bali, clothes sold in
stores tend to be geared towards a summer mood.
In Ubud, you will find a little bit of everything.
The city has handicraft shops, decoration products,
bookstore, objects for those who like Yoga or enjoy a
healthy lifestyle. Ubud is an excellent place to find
cheap products and travel souvenirs, especially at Ubud
Market, which has a giant variety of stalls! The market
is the best place to buy handbags, clothes and sarong,
which is the traditional garb used by the Balinese to
enter the temples.
There is always room to bargain at stalls selling
local products and informal commerce. Many sellers start
by offering a product at a high price when they see that
you are a tourist; negotiate, because the price in this
type of trade can always be improved.
Credit cards are accepted in structured stores, but
in popular stores the sale is always in cash.