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Nishijin Textile Center

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Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-451-9231
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 6 August 2018

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.

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Visited here with a tour group & it was lovely to see all the Beautiful Models in Traditional Kimino’s, there is a nice gift shop on the way out that sells many souvenirs.

Thank Anniewhatto
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

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 Weave small...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 14 March 2018

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

Thank Suzie Q
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

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

5  Thank Mark D
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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

3  Thank eugenia27
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Allison V
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Nishijin District
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
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Response from Tomskatesnyc | Reviewed this property |
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