Pagong sells shirts, blouses and dresses made of traditional yuzen-dyed kimono fabrics. They make truly distinctive souvenirs and gifts.
Pagong exterior – image © Chris Rowthorn
If you’d like to wow someone with a shirt or blouse that really says “Kyoto,” then this is the place. The garments here are not cheap, but they’re one of a kind. The shop is on Sanjo-dori, right in the heart of the downtown shopping district, so it’s very easy to just drop in and see if something strikes your fancy. And, best of all, they usually have English-speaking attendants on hand.
Pangong interior – image © Chris Rowthorn
Pagong Sanjo Branch
32 Nakano-cho, Sanjo-dori Tominokoji-higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku
7-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station, Tozai subway line
Official website (English)
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