Travel Guide

Small gifts for yourself and someone special

Little and lovely “Kyoto Paper Items”

During the Heian period (794-1185), when the national capital was set in Kyoto, there was an official paper-manufacturing center set in the imperial court.  Today, there are many paper specialty stores in the city where a number of pretty and cute items are available ranging from lovely cards, little envelopes, and letter sets.  Here are some recommended stores to get something nice for yourself and someone special.

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