Don't Chase Maiko...Manners Also Described in Kyoto Tax-Free Shopping Guide3 November 2015 - Sightseeing/Events
The Kyoto Convention Bureau has just released a shopping guide book for foreign tourists, "Kyoto Tax-free Shopping Book." In both English and Chinese, it introduces 366 tax-free shops which are located within the city.
The A-5 sized booklet has 72 pages. Categorized into 10 sections, including traditional crafts, foods, clothes, and electronic appliances, it describes the shops' business hours, languages available, telephone numbers, and locations with a map.
The booklet also includes illustrated explanations of manners, such as "don't chase 'maiko,' or apprentice geisha," and "don't cut in line." Fifty thousand copies have been published and are distributed for free at various locations, including information centers in Kyoto City and the shops introduced.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)