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Nishijin-ori Kaikan (Nishijin-ori Textile Center)

  • Horikawai-Imadegawa-Minami-Iru Map It
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  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The sound of looms and spinning machines adds a subtle rhythm to the narrow streets of the Nishijin district, a longtime center of weaving and dyeing in northwestern Kyoto. The textile center here was established to showcase the skills of the local artisans. In hands-on lessons you can weave your own garment: for ¥1,800 you'll learn something and 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). On the second floor are weavers at work and items for sale, and artisans work at their crafts on the third floor. Several times a day, kimono-clad models appear in the latest seasonal designs during 15-minute shows.

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

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–5

Published 12/10/2015


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