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First off all I should say that the museum is very small, ( but free), and probably lacks some of the sophistication of larger museums, so it’s not worth the trip if you don’t like textiles, (I suppose that should be obvious), but what it...More
It is a nice place to find textiles souvenirs, kimonos, scarfs, etc. The best is the fashion kimono show, short but very nice organised, every kimono has its own lighting and music. Very nice to watch.
Our tour group visited the Nishijin Textile Center as an introduction to visiting a kimono shop where we would be dressed up in kimonos. Not having enough time to see everything I chose to watch the fashion show upstairs. It was enjoyable and the kimonos...More
A really great place to visit. The first floor museum has silks from the 13th century onwards and the kimono phrase was wonderful. Be there early to beat the crowds. These are both FREE.
You can also dress in authentic silk kimonos or
A brief 10 minute Kimono show then down the stairs to the center for a large shopping area of a variety of things and souvenirs.
Then down to the ground floor to a restaurant if you are so inclined or on your way.
I recently did a hand weaving class and really enjoyed it. It was great using the tools and learning how to make a little memento from my trip. The Kimono show, while short, is also good to take in and you will get a brief...More
We went here specifically to find some affordable Yukata (an informal relaxed lounging kimono, a bit like a western summer dressing gown) not masses of them but all very nice and around the 4500-6000¥ much more affordable than most places and sizes to suit westerners....More
Nishijin Textile Center was a brief one hour stop during my travels. I wanted to check out their textiles because I heard Kyoto was the leading city for kimono manufacturing. I heard that this center had good souvenirs whether you wanted to buy kimonos for...More
My husband and I stayed at an airbnb that had bikes for us to use so we spent an entire day doing a "self-guided" bike tour of Kyoto! We had just spent a week in Bali so were a little "templed-out" and wanted to check...More
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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I cannot confirm the denial by N_and_R. I purchased cotton materials and was thoroughly impressed with their collection. I would recommend anyone interested in textiles to take a trip up that way. It's not far from... More
I cannot confirm the denial by N_and_R. I purchased cotton materials and was thoroughly impressed with their collection. I would recommend anyone interested in textiles to take a trip up that way. It's not far from everything, Kyoto being a pretty small town.