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Nishijin-ori Kaikan (Nishijin-ori Textile Center)

Nishijin-ori Kaikan (Nishijin-ori Textile Center) Review

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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Horikawai-Imadegawa-Minami-Iru, Kamigyō-ku, Kyōto, 602-8216 | Map It
  • Phone: 075/451–9231
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Central Kyoto
Updated: 09-20-2013

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