Center Information

KHC offers wide range of great services for foreign tourists. In our comfortable shop, you can take as much time as you like to see and learn about traditional crafts of Kyoto.

various service

  • English Speaking ... Shopping and Service

    Our customers from abroad can feel assured they will be well cared for by our members of staff, who, as well as Japanese, speak English.
  • Oversea Shipping

    Your purchasing goods can be sent anywhere in the world (within the area covered by Japan Post Office).

tax free foreign currency

  • Foreign Currency Accepted

    You don't have to pay in Japanese yen!
    Major world currencies are accepted at KHC.
    Major credit cards are accepted too.

    Accepted currencies:
    USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, CHF, SEK, DKK, NOK, AUD, HKD,
    SGD, THB, NZD, CNY, TWD, MYR, KRW, IDR
  • Money Exchange

    Currency exchange service (from foreign currencies to Japanese yen) is available at each cashier.

    12:00PM - 18:00PM

    *Old bill and coin are not available.
    *Please refer to the previous list of currencies accepted in KHC.
  • Tax-free

    For your Tax-free shopping, you must spend over ¥5,000 at one shop. Please bring your passport and consumption tax will be deducted from the total amount.

    If you are a foreign resident in Japan, you are not qualified for Tax-free shopping. For further information, please feel free to ask at the information desk.

tourist information

  • Tourist Information Counter

    *Temporary closure since March 5,2020.
    This tourist information counter is certified by the Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO) as a Category 2.
    We provide information about Kyoto and surrounding area.(Hours: 11:00-17:00)
  • TIC (Tourist Information Center)

    JNTO and the Japan Tourism Agency began a TIC (Tourist Information Center) Certification Program in 2012. There are more than 1,000 certified Tourist Information Centers throughout the country from Hokkaido down to Okinawa. Tourist information providers are divided into three categories based on function.
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