Atelier Information

Hayashi Ryushodo

Holiday Sundays & public holidays
Business time 9:00~19:00
Workshop info

● Well-established shop with a scent of tradition
Hayashi Ryushodo incense shop was established in 1834. It offers a great choice of various aroma goods : fragrant wood, shoko (chipped incense), incense sticks and scent bags. The shop is well known for mastering delicate techniques of chopping carefully selected pieces of aloeswood, agarwood and sandalwood, as well as for its original way of aroma blending. Hayashi Ryushodo counts numerous Buddhist temples and specialists in incense and tea ceremonies among its loyal customers. Subtle scent of incense enhances living space, and can be enjoyed by five senses. Hayashi Ryushodo devotes its skills to passing down the traditional art of japanese incense in all its variations of shape, colour and form of smoke.

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Price ¥200~¥10,000
Price example Insence sticks ¥1,500
Credit card Not available
Tax free ×

Tour list

[031-01]Incense shop visit with monko (“listening to incense”) experience and a gift (scent bag) 詳細表示


Experience time travel in a long-established incense shop.

Reservation deadline: 2days before
Number of participants: 1~5 people
Time Required:
about 0.75 hour

Craftsman profile

Keijiro Hayashi

Keijiro Hayashi


Born in Kyoto in 1946.
After an apprenticeship at a priest robes' maker, he entered Hayashi Ryushodo, his family business established in late Edo period, and studied under his father. Now he is managing the shop with his 2 children, continuing the tradition of high-quality incense making.

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