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Nishijin Textile Center

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Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Overall it is catered to tourists to give them a bit of history about the textiles industry in Kyoto. There is not a ton of information as the museum is light on content. There are demonstrations of the weaving and a Kimono showing but it's...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I discovered this place by watching an aging video on Japan. Nishijin is a textile industry in the heart of Kyoto and easily accessible from most hotels by bus. The hourly kimono show was delightful and easily one of the highlight of my Japan experience....More

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you are interested in Japanese textiles, this is perfect. There are areas where you can see kimono fabrics woven on a foot pedalled loom; fabrics, kimonos, ties and pictures to buy. Crafts people sew beautiful brocade omi, and will show you the work close...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Not everyone's cup of tea but this is more than a textile factory. There's a real effort in Japan to save the kimono tradition and if you time your visit to catch a floor show you will see why. Also on of the best souvenir...More

2  Thank DRMster
Reviewed 27 February 2017

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Nishijin Textile Center LOCATION: Kyoto, Japan TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 4/5 PRICE: Included with tour RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: n/a LENGTH: 45 minutes RAVE: Kimono show RAGE: Watching people work LOWDOWN: This was part of our week long Golden Route Cherry Blossom...More

1  Thank RageW
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a textile company show and galleria,, You will have an opportunity to watch a Japanese fashion show for about 20 minutes and buy from their clothes collection including, purse, lady bags, ties, souvenirs and many more items.. They also have a restaurant where...More

1  Thank Saad A
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife was in the fashion trade for a long time, one of the reason we visit this place, you learn some Japanese tradition fashion history and seeing a lady demonstration the weave machine, live silk worn growing in many stages, a free Kimono fashion...More

2  Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 10 November 2016

It is not a textile or Kimono Museum. But this is a nice place to visit if you're a Kyoto first timer. There are varieties of souvenirs made in Kyoto with attractive design and good price. You can also buy Kimono and Yutaka at the...More

1  Thank Linda T
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We made a brief visit to Nishijin Textile Center recently. It is located a little west of Imperial Palace on Horikawa Street near its intersection with Imadegawa. In addition to exhibits, there is a nice store selling a wide variety of authentic nishijin products. Recommended.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

By 2016, the limitations of handmade handkerchiefs at affordable prices (made in Kyoto, using traditional cotton, dyes, practices, approximately $10-30USD ea.) had, according to all sources I was able to find in a rapid but thorough two-day search, been reduced to the Nishijin Textile Center....More

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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