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Nishijin Textile Center

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Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
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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
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The center itself was a bit boring to be candid. First floor has a cafeteria and sells traditional sweets. Second floor has souvenirs, nice but expensive. The textile products for sale like scarfs are very nice, but all very expensive. There is one machine that...More

3  Thank FlyWithKids
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the 10 minute kimono fashion show and very small museum. The kimonos are overpriced but interesting things in their gift store. Worth a quick look if in the neighborhood but wouldn't go out of your way to see this.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 15 July 2017

I had read about this place and went there with a Japanese speaking friend who later said that when he was looking for directions to this place he found it listed under "gift shops" (it's actually not that hard to find, we went there on...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Nishijin Textile Centre is bit of an odd one. If you do happen to be in the area then definitely worth dropping by. The museum is quite small and looking a bit tired in places, but it is genuinely interesting and the staff are...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Before I start, I'm not sure why 'Type of visit' has various categories for 'Family'. Anyway, I visit Nishijin with my mother few days back. It's a great place to learn about Kimono, and various types of fabrics, olden days techniques and even hands-on experience...More

Thank JosephineS209
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice Kimono Show and interesting shop for nice Japanese gifts and Kimonos. There is a weaving demonstration also,

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We came here for a brief look, including a Kimono show, which was just right to give some more information and views of this traditional japanese dress.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

There is a large display of kimonos and silk products. The Kimono fashion show gave a taste of this authentic Japanese culture clothing still worn today.

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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