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It's a fun place to visit for a first timer as you can see a kimono fashion show and buy good souvenirs. If you're seriously into textile, you might be disappointed because this place is more like a shop than museum. But again, it's a...More
As a museum, it isn't the best at representing how textiles are made in terms of the exhibition on the upper floor. However, the live weaving demonstrations and the kimono show are fascinating. The shop is excellent. We bought a lot of our souvenirs there,...More
Fabulous place and a must see even if you have no interest in fashion. It is good to see how the making of the silks for kimonos has progressed and if you time it right there is a fashion show lasting 10 minutes which will...More
We thought this would be a museum about textiles, but in reality it's just a touristy store offering touristy goods such as touristy (not traditional) clothing, souvenirs, etc., with a few artisans working back in a corner. Quite a disappointment.
So, if you want to...More
It was really interesting to see how a beautiful silk kimono starts with a tiny worm. I enjoyed that part.
But the busloads of loud, obnoxious, picture-taking (ignoring the signs posted everywhere) tourists. Ugh! No respect for the quietness and politeness of the Japanese people....More
The place is excellent location for souvenirs. In addition, there was a free kimono fashion show. The kimonos were beautiful. We also had an opportunity to see local craftspeople weaving an Obi by a hand loom.
I've visited Nishijin Textile Center several times in Kyoto. Each time I appreciate the beautiful woven materials, the unique kimonos worn by the lovely models, the creative gifts in the upstairs shop and the women weaving the fabrics. Cotton, polyester and silk kimonos for women,...More
I've enjoyed my two visits (fall 2008 & spring 2016) but only because ethnic textiles are a hobby interest of mine. This is a peculiar venue appealing to both serious textile people and the quick-tour-bus-stop people who need to buy lots of gifts quickly with...More
Although many tourists are brought here to this large retail outlet on tour coaches it really is a specialized area probably of more interest to females, although there are clothing items for males.
Upstairs there is the largest hand loom that I have ever seen....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.