Kyoto Journal

$ 20.00 USD

Founded in 1987, Kyoto Journal (KJ) is an award-winning quarterly publication  that showcases life, culture and society in Japan and throughout the Asia region from a myriad of perspectives. It is also the longest independently run English journal based in Japan.

We now stock KJ's latest five issues:

Issue 95 - Wellbeing
Issue 94 - Inspired by Kyoto
Issue 93 - Food
Issue 92 - Devotion
Issue 91 - Living Sustainability

Measurements: 27.4 x 21 x 1 cm
112 Pages
Language: English
Printed in Japan



  • Wellbeing as the Ground of Being
    Ken Rodgers
  • The Power of a Moment:
    Peace Artist Kazuaki Tanahashi
    Codi Hauka
  • A Very Chinese Conception of Wellbeing
    Bernard Kwan
  • A City Designed by Trees
    Patrick M. Lydon
  • Holy Waters: Melukat in Bali
    Amy Chavez
  • Tirta Empul: A Sacred Water Temple in Bali
    Photo Essay by Aimery Joëssel
  • Karesansui Garden Therapy for Hospital Patients
    Martin McKeller
  • Invitations to Stillness: Japanese Gardens as Metaphorical Journeys of Solace
    Mark Hovane
  • Blessings
    Pico Iyer
  • How I Healed from the Nepal Earthquake
    Sushma Joshi
  • Doctor Stories
    Dr. Kenjiro Setoue, translated by Jeffrey S. Irish
  • Readers’ Home Remedies
    • Benedicto Marinas
    • Helene Marie Thian
    • Elisa Marchetti
    • Rebecca Otowa
    • Pathitta Nirunpornputta
  • Mind Over Matter
    Geraldine V. Verzo
    Listening to Incense: A Sensory Immersion into Shoyeido’s 300-year-old Craft
    Codi Hauka and Kyoko Yukioka
    Collaborating with the Universe: Reylia and Johnna Slaby discuss their unusual childhoods, creating art, and having the world shout back
    Interview by Kyoko Yukioka
  • Poems by Shinkichi Takahashi
    Translated by Ryan Choi
  • Glossary of Japanese Onomatopoeia for Gaijin
    Michael Colbert

All orders are shipped from Japan using Japan Post mail services or Yamato Transport service. You may select your preferred way of shipping - you will see the shipping options with cost and time estimate upon checkout or at shipping calculator which appears at the bottom of the cart page. (*Temporarily we are unable to ship to certain countries as international mail services are suspended due to COVID-19.)

See here for the full information on shipping.

Shipping cost is determined by weight of the package and destination and it depends on the shipping option you select.

Orders are typically shipped within 1-5 business days of your purchase.



Currently EMS and Airmail services with Japan Post are suspended since April due to COVID-19 so we are temporarily shipping with either of the following options:

Yamato Transport / UPS EXPEDITED*: 1-2 weeks / Starts from $28
International Parcel by Sea/Surface: About 2 months (it can take over 3 months to the US) / Starts from $19

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.
*There are certain items that can not be sent by Yamato Transport such as tea and aroma mist.



Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $20


Registered Airmail: 5-15 Business Days / Starts from $7
EMS: 5-7 Business Days / Starts from $22

*You may be collected custom fee upon arrival of package and this is responsible of the customer not Uguisu.

Returns Policy

We will only provide a refund in the event of damaged or defective items that we cannot replace. If you wish to return or exchange an item you must first contact us within 7 days of arrival by email at hello [at]

We will not be able to accept return or exchange of items if contacted after 7 days of arrival, so please make sure to open the package and check the contents as soon as the package arrives.

All customers are responsible for shipping costs as well as duties on all returned items. We can not refund shipping if the package has already been shipped.

When the package for your order gets returned to us after no re-delivery is arranged when you needed to, we can resend you the package but you will need to pay for the postage again. If you choose to cancel the items, we can refund the amount for the purchased items but not the postage as it has already been shipped and is totally non-refundable.