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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan

9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-762-2670
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Encounter the beauty and technique of Kyoto traditional crafts We feature the history, processes etc.of each of the 74 kinds of traditional crafts, which have conveyed the history and culture of Kyoto with products and videos. Kyoto, the old capital, was established in 794 as Heian-kyo, and developed as the center of politics, culture and industry. Throughout history, Kyoto has kept taking in new ideas, while at the same time keeping the old ones, and has created various kinds of crafts by utilizing the advantage of a sophisticated design sense coupled with an advanced local economy. The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts is the place where many people discover the industry and culture of Kyoto as well as being introduced to the beauty and technique that have been inherited here.
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9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent areas to learn about the importance to preserve the traditional arts and the historical values of this cultural treasure

Thank ericcbimmoy
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. We are looking forward to seeing you here again!!

Reviewed 4 days ago

They have vary of japanese arts like golden leaf, traditional umbrella, magic mirror and so many things that can surprised us.

Thank _asih_zuni
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. We have 500 or more samples, 74 categories of Kyoto handicrafts. Please visit us again if you come to Kyoto next time!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am very impressed with the museum and how they work together with artisans to promote Kyoto culture and handicrafts.More

Thank Wai K
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. One of our missions is to pass the traditional cultures and techniques down to the next generation.We hope everyone realize the sriousness of the situation we face now. We are looking...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem this gallery is. We arrived at opening time and we were the only ones there for some while. The traditional crafts are wood working, ceramics, metal. Sculpture, jewellery, furniture, ceramic items are all of extremely high quality. Many of the objects were...More

Thank GandTtravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was just fascinating for all of us. The Japanese crafts and arts over the centuries are so interesting and intricate. We wish we could have spent more time here. FREE admission makes it even more of a treat. Great way to learn the...More

Thank 250Todd
Fureaikan, Kyoto crafts promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 250Todd, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. Please visit us again if you come to Kyoto next time!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This museum is well worth a visit. The best part was watching people at work creating a variety of different traditional crafts. The English signage was good, and there were a number of explanatory videos. And it's free!More

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Fureaikan, Kyoto crafts promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Dear MS06, Thank you so much for your visit to our museum and for your kind review! It will encourage other art & craft lovers to visit it for sure! Fureaikan is the best place for discovering Kyoto traditional crafts all at once. We are...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Everyone is curious about the geisha of Kyoto, more properly called maiko or geiko. Visit this wonderful museum to learn about the traditional Kyoto crafts and arts of which the geisha culture is an stellar example. You can learn about woodworking, pottery, weaving, kimono and...More

Thank FlorafromHawaii
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you for coming our museum.And we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our exhibit and Maiko & Geiko stage. We hope our customers enjoy watching Maiko & Geiko performance casually and be interested in traditional culture and crafts. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a multi floor small gift shop. We were expecting many crafts and it was much less than we anticipated. They have some craft items that you can participate in. It has a nice collection of Japanese armor and swords and small places to...More

Thank Ikomasan
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Spend an hour or two appreciating fine examples of traditional Japanese crafts and learn about the processes behind making everything from kimono fabrics to kyoto-style roof tiles, woodblock prints, pottery, and lacquerware. The museum is free to the public, but if you want to spend...More

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Fureaikan, General Director at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Dear DKBKK-san, Thank you for your visit and comment for our museum. We are really excited to know you thought our museum was one of the best in Kyoto! Our museum is not well known but your comment will encourage the visitors to Kyoto. Once...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We were just going to pass by the museum on our way to the temples but we ended up staying for a couple of hours! Really interesting displays showing and explaining different Japanese arts and crafts and you even get the opportunity to see the...More

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Fureaikan, General Director at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Dear jenkle89-san, Thank you for your visit and warm comment for our museum. We are very happy to know you enjoyed the experience here. Actually, this museum is not well known to visitors. Your comment will encourage the Kyoto visitors much for enjoying the crafts...More

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Yuting L
Dear staff: What time is maiko dance on Sundays? Thank you
9 May 2015|
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Response from Fureaikan | Property representative |
Dear Yuting L-san, Thank you for your inquiry. The maiko performance is held on every 3rd Sunday(May 17th, June 21st...) for 3 times; 14:00, 14:30, 15:00. Admission free. We are looking forward to seeing you at our museum... More
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