Stone lanterns are essential parts of Japanese garden. There are many outstanding Japanese gardens located in Kyoto. Our stone lanterns are so authentic that you could make traditional Japanese style garden atmosphere by installing them in your own place. Please step by our garden when you visit Kyoto, and enjoy the beautiful items.

Numerous Toro Collection

ISHIMO has many kinds of stone artworks. Japan has many stone production areas located from southern to northern parts of the island. Many stonemasons work in each place. Depend on the strata of that place, stones changes so much; their colors, texture, and characters vary beautifully. We prepare not only stone works carved by stonemasons in Kyoto, but also stone items made of various stones from all around Japan. You could choose from various sizes as well; from stone lantern whose height is over 1.5 meter to palm-size Jizo statue are available.

stone surface with moss

Shopping in a Japanese Garden

Japanese garden with many stone lanterns displayed

Many of our stone products are placed in our Japanese garden. You could freely walk in and take pictures there. Also, most stone lanterns are stalled outside on purpose, so their texture gradually get old beautifully, like growing moss on the surface. Of course, you could visit us even if you are not going to purchase items.

Custom-Made Service

If you could not find your ideal one in our place, we can create custom-made stone items only for you. Since we have many connections with stone artisans in other production areas in Japan, we can suggest you a suitable choice.

Shipping Overseas

As stones’ weight are quite heavy, we understand that it is difficult to bring them back by packing in your carry bag. You don’t have to warry about that, because we can delivery overseas. Depend on its size and weight, we offer the suitable choice from shipment or air. We need to make an estimate for that, so please understand that we cannot tell you the exact price at our shop (we are going to send you an estimate later on email).

Yukimi stone lantern made of Kimachi sandstone

We have sent to the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Australia, Germany, and Norway. For other countries, we will check whether it is possible to send or not, too.

English Speaking Staffs are Available

There are staffs who can speak English work for ISHIMO. Please feel free to ask any questions to them. However, they could not be available sometime, so we recommend you to contact us beforehand (contact form is here).

About Us

Konpira Shrine in Kagawa Prefecture

ISHIMO is a stone company established in 1726 in Kyoto. Our origin is that Moemon Yoshimura the First started to work as a stonemason in Kita-shirakawa area of Kyoto during the Edo period. That area was used to be known as a village of stonemasons at that time. Our ancestors were originally professionals of stone carving. As time goes by, however, we started to work mainly for stone constructions. Nowadays, we work for many shrines and temples in Kyoto, such as Kiyomizu Temple, Heian-jingu Shrine, and Kinkaku-ji Temple.


  • postcode: 602-8043
  • address: 208 Gochome, Sawaragicho agaru, Higashihorikawa Street, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto (京都市上京区東堀川通椹木町上ル五町目208)
  • nearest station
    • 5 minutes walks from “Horikawa Marutamachi” bus stop
    • 15 minutes walks from “Nijojo Mae” or “Marutamachi” subway station
  • Tell: +81 075-211-2711


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