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about us

What is Kurun Kyoto?

If you've ever been shocked by the amount of garbage that can result from just a single trip to the grocery store, you aren't alone.

While our backgrounds are diverse, it was this endless search for package-free shopping that first brought us together. It wasn't long before we decided to turn our shared interests into kurun kyoto, with the aim of promoting the transition to a circular economy. 

We imagine a way of life where there is no such thing as "garbage", where resources are fairly shared, and society is in balance with nature. While we have a long way to go to achieve this, one of the first steps we can take is to use our shared knowledge and experiences to make circular shopping more accessible.

For example, the Kurun Kyoto Shopping Map. Here, you can easily find shops that welcome Bring Your Own (BYO) containers, and support package-free shopping. We've also distributed stickers with our logo to indicate participating stores. 

Of course, this is a constant work in progress, and we are always looking for more stores to add to our map! If you know of any shops that aren't listed yet, please feel free to let us know via the form on our contact page.


The 4Rs



​Refuse unnecessary plastic and packaging.



​Make full use of what you have and reduce
single-use items



Shop with reusable, BYO (Bring Your Own) containers.



Return kitchen scraps and other

biodegradables to the soil through composting.

Shop Registration

Requirements: Privately operated businesses offering package-free products, and/or which welcome customers to use containers from home.
(No Registration Fee)

Please use the Contact Form to submit shop information.

One of our members will follow up to proceed with registration on the Kurun Kyoto Shopping Map.

We will deliver stickers (option of black or white)

and informational flyers at a later date


​Sticker Design

The Kurun Kyoto sticker is available in both white and black.

Kurun Kyoto Sticker (Black)

The stickers are 9 cm in diameter.
​ They are water-resistant and can be used outdoors.


If any cracks or fading occur over time,
don't hesitate to contact us, and we will deliver a replacement sticker.


Wooden Plate Design

This plate is made from scrap wood from carpentry work.
We can also make original plates upon request.
(It takes some time, as the plates are handmade.)


Because of the time and effort required to produce the plates,

we would appreciate a donation of 500 yen for each.

If you would like to have the items sent outside the Kyoto area, we ask that you handle the shipping expense yourself. Thank you.

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