Popular Cow Beauty Soap Brand Akabako to Open ‘Akabako Awa-Ya’ Shop in Kyoto

19.August.2018 | SPOT

Popular Cow Beauty Soap Brand Akabako to Open ‘Akabako Awa-Ya’ Shop in Kyoto

To celebrate their 90th anniversary, cow beauty soap brand Akabako are opening the new Akabako Awa-Ya in Karasuma Oike in Kyoto for a limited time from September 15 to 24.


Akabako is a much-loved rose-scented soap brand in Japan that has a long-lasting scent and is bountiful with bubbles. It contains milk that protects the skin and lathering squalane that creates a creamy foam for washing.

The decision to open Akabako Awa-Ya was due to the increasing number of young girls using Akabako soap to wash their face. Customers can enjoy trying out the soap for themselves to see just how bubbly the yield is. The shop will be decorated cutely just like the Akabako packaging as well as with bubbles. They promise you’ll be taking pictures without even realising.


You can also get your hands on limited edition and exclusive Akabako Awa-Ya goods as well as a soap carving class, yoga, an Akabako themed art exhibition for students and more. There’s also presents to be given out on a first-come, first-served basis to those who use the bubble packs.


If you’re looking for a souvenir from Japan then this is the perfect place!



Akabako Awa-Ya

Location: Shimadai Gallery East Building, Kyoto

Address: Oike-dori Higashi Notou, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture

Running: September 15, 2018 – September 24, 2018

Time: 11:00am-8:00pm (until 7:30pm on September 24)