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Japan's Jewelry attractions


#1

hello,

does anyone have any recommendations on gem and mineral related
places to go in kyoto, yokohama, osaka or kobe?

thanks, cathy


#2

Following are some of the more popular gem and minerals shops in
Japan:

In Osaka:   	Manabe Kobutsu Kenkyujo
          		1-10-9 Shimo Shinjo, Higashi Yodogawa-ku
           		Osaka City    tel: 06-6322-6468

In Kyoto:   	Oe Riko Sha
           		1-110 Yamashita-cho, Tokiwa
           		Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 
           		tel:075-873-5520

          		Gion Ishi
           		22 Higashi Gekko-cho, Nishi-no-kyo
          		Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
          		tel:075-841-2335

          		Crystal World
         		14-7 Nishi Iru Ishibashi-cho
         		Kawara-machi, Sangyodori
         		Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
         		tel: 075-257-3814


In Tokyo:  		Tokyo Science Co. Ltd.
         		5-8-2 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
         		Tokyo  tel:03-3350-6725

         		Hori Mineralogy Ltd.
         		4-13-18  Toyotama Naka
          		Nerima-ku, Tokyo
           		tel:03-3993-1418

        		Hokushin Koki Seisakujo
        		3-29-27 Kugayama
         		Suginami-ku, Tokyo
         		tel: 03-3334-7959

       		Hisui (Jade) Genseki Kan
       		4-5-12 Kita Shinagawa
       		Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
       		tel: 03-6408-0313 

Must visit: “Okachimachi Gem & Jewelry Town” The entire vicinity
around the Okachimachi train station, with “hundreds” of wholesale
and retail shops and offices. This is one of the gem centers of
Japan. Another is Kofu city about three hours from Tokyo by train.

Enjoy your trip.
Min Azama.