A list of some tool stores in Kyoto (online stores listed down below). Please note it only includes the stores we have visited so far. The list will be updated over time. Click on the address to view it on Google maps.




中川金物     Nakagawa Kanamono

  • Medium sized store.
  • They have some decent Kanna and Nomis but are limited.
  • A basic range of tools can be found here.

Address:     〒616-8337 京都府京都市右京区嵯峨明星町5−3

Closed on Sunday


山村     Yamamura

  • Medium sized store.
  • Some less common tools can also be found.
  • Good range of tools.


Address:     〒600-8233 京都府京都市下京区北不動堂町522−8

Operating Hours: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on Sunday


今井義延商店     Imai Shouten

  • Small sized store.
  • Mostly stocks Nomi and Kanna.
  • Many different types of Nomi available.

Address:     〒605-0934 京都府京都市東山区塗師屋町612

Operating Hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Closed on Sunday


源久秀刃物店 Minamoto No Hisahide

  • Small sized store.
  • Good quality tools.
  • A variety of Kanna (Planes) and Nomi (Chisels) available.

Address: 〒604-8042 京都府京都市中京区新京極通四条上る中之町540−1

Operating Hours: 3:30pm – 9:00pm

Closed on Wednesday


打刃物司 菊一文字 Kiku Iichimonji

  • Medium sized store.
  • Specializes in blades and knifes.
  • Limited variety for woodworking tools.

Address: 〒604-8036 京都府京都市中京区 三条通寺町東入る石橋町14

Operating Hours: 11:00am – 5:30pm

Closed on Thursdays


清水金物     Shimizu Kanamono

  • Medium sized store.
  • Good range of woodworking tools.
  • Some less common tools for sale.

Address: 〒615-8225 京都府京都市西京区上桂森下町1−107

Operating Hours: 7:15am – 6:30pm

Closed on Sunday


サトウ金物     Satou Kanamono

  • Medium size store.
  • Good range of tools.
  • Many different brands available.

Address: 〒606-8161 京都府京都市左京区一乗寺木ノ本町37

Operating Hours:  7:30am – 7:00pm (Sunday: 12pm – 6pm)

Closed on Saturday


There is also a shop in Yamashina.

Address: 〒607-8217 京都府京都市山科区勧修寺閑林寺9−1

Operating Hours:  7:30am – 7:30pm (Sunday: 10am – 6pm)


岡田金物店     Okada Kanamonoten

  • Small sized store.
  • Good range Nomis, Kannas and saws.
  • A decent variety of other tools.

Address: 〒604-0971 京都府京都市中京区桝屋町(富小路通) 京都府京都市中京区丸太町通富小路東入桝屋町337

Operating Hours: 8:00am – 6:30pm

Closed on Sundays


入江刃物店     Irie Hanamonoten

  • Small sized store.
  • Good range of Nomis, Kannas and Saws.
  • Specializes in blades, knifes.

Address: 〒604-8805 京都府京都市中京区壬生馬場町15−15


竹庄鋸金物     Takeshou Noko Kanamono

  • Small sized store.
  • Limited variety.

Address: 〒615-8213 京都府京都市西京区上桂北村町80−1


シマコーポレーション Shima Corporation 

  • Large sized store.
  • Great for power tools and general tools (tool parts, saws, etc).
  • Not much Nomi and Kanna.

Address: 〒615-0055 京都府京都市右京区西院西田町101

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat     6:30am – 8:00pm

Sundays      8:00am – 8:00pm


コーナン PRO     Ko-nan PRO

  • Large sized store.
  • Wide range of tools
  • Not much Nomi and Kanna.

Address: 〒601-8344 京都府京都市南区吉祥院蒔絵町 吉祥院蒔絵町31番地1

Operating Hours: Mon-Sat     6:30am – 8:00pm

Sundays     9:00am – 8:00pm


のぼり刃物 Nobori Hamono

  • The shop is in Osaka but easy to access from Kyoto.
  • A wide range of hand tools.
  • Small, family run shop, stocked full of handtools.
  • Great if looking for wide variety of handtools.

Address: 〒567-0883 大阪府茨木市大手町7−24

Operating Hours: Closed on Wednesdays

Mon-Fri     9:00am – 8:00pm

Sat, Sun, Public holidays     10:00am – 5:00pm


For a more detailed look at each store, head over to the blog.

Please bear in mind the stores featured are very local stores. English is hardly spoken by the shop owners. If you would like a guided tour of the stores, check out our Airbnb experience!


Online Stores

Here are some reputable online stores from Japan we have bought tools from:

のぼり刃物 Nobori Hamono

大工道具の曼陀羅屋 Mandaraya

平出刃mono Hiraide Hamono


These stores sell high quality, professional tools and ships internationally.

Please note that the websites are in Japanese and it is recommended to translate it using Google Translate.

Please keep in mind only a little English is understood by the stores.

To place orders, email the shop in simple, basic English.


Book Stores

Here are some book stores in Kyoto which has a good selection of books on architecture, carpentry and woodworking. Note that most books are written in Japanese but you can find books with plenty of pictures and drawings.


大龍堂 Tairyudo

Address: 京都府京都市中京区竹屋町上 西革堂175 新椹木町通

Operating Hours: Mon – Sat     9:00am – 6:00pm

Sundays & public holidays     1:00pm – 6:00pm


丸善 Maruzen

Address: 京都府京都市中京区中京区山崎町 河原町通 三条下ル 山崎町251 

Operating Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm


Recommended Book:

Wood Joints In Classical Japanese Architecture (PDF version)



Every month, there are two big flea markets held in Kyoto. Here you can find second-hand tools, antiques and more.


東寺弘法市 Toji Temple Flea Market

Held on the 21st of every month. From 5:00am to 4:00pm.

Address: 京都市南区九条町 1


北野天満宮骨董市 Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Flea Market

Held on the 25th of every month. From 6:00am to 4:00pm.

Address: 京都府京都市上京区馬喰町


There are two “tool festivals” held every year in the city of Miki, Hyogo Prefecture.

Blacksmiths from the area gather to show and sell their tools. A very wide variety of tools are available.


鍛治でっせ Kaji Desse

Usually held for two days in May.

Address: 兵庫県三木市福井字三木山2426番地


三木金物まつり Miki Kanamono Matsuri

A bigger festival held for two days every November.

Address: 兵庫県三木市上の丸町10番30号