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Kyoto Sights

Nishijin-ori Kaikan (Nishijin-ori Textile Center)

  • Horikawai-Imadegawa-Minami-Iru Map It
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Updated 09/20/2013

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The Nishijin district, which still has some old wooden warehouses hugging the canals, hangs onto the artistic thread of traditional Japanese silk weaving. The Nishijin-ori Textile Center is a fascinating place to learn about the weaving industry. Hands-on lessons let you weave your own garment: for ¥1,800 you'll get a great souvenir. Reserve ahead and you can try on various different kimonos, rent one for a night on the town, or even buy one (¥10,000). Try to catch at

least one of the seven daily fashion shows that feature traditional clothing. To get here, take Bus 9, 12, 51, or 59 to the Horikawa-Imadegawa stop.

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Horikawai-Imadegawa-Minami-Iru, Kyōto, 602-8216, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Updated 09/20/2013


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