Hayakawa Hamonoten, Nakagyo

4.9
#22 of 156 in Shopping in Kyoto
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4.9
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  • Bought a nice vegetable knife. Great holiday present for every day use. Very friendly owner who speaks just enough English. For prices and quality I can recommend this little shop.  more »
  • Very small shop tucked away off the main shopping district. Knife selection was excellent, and the scissors/shears selection was surprising and very high quality as well, prices were competitive with ...  more »
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  • I'll repeat the sentiments of another reviewer; first off we are very happy with our Santoku and Nakiri knives that we purchased from Hayakawa. Very reasonably priced and they seem like excellent quality. However we certainly didn't receive all the attention and care to detail that others have reported. The father and owner was not there that morning, only the son, maybe that had something to do with it. Just like another reviewer he could not tell us the name and maker of the knives, only the village they were from, which is very strange if you know anything about Japanese knives. Additionally he did not invite us to sit with him while sharpening and did not seem in fact to sharpen them (which I didn't mind in the end). Our requested engravings were done beautifully. Based on other reviews for an optimal 4-5 experience you probably need to visit with the father in the shop.
  • Amazing shop! Would definitely return to buy something here. The shop is family run and they give you individual attention. Very friendly and kind. They have a guest book for customers to sign and they circle on a map where you come from. They sharpen the knives for you in front of you to show you how sharp it is but to also teach you how to do it at home. They want you to take care of what they sell you.
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