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Kiryu Textile Museum

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Kiryu Textile Museum

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6-6 Eirakucho, Kiryu 376-0044 Gunma Prefecture
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1 Day Japan Heritage Tour in Kiryu from Asakusa
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1 Day Japan Heritage Tour in Kiryu from Asakusa

Kiryu is known for its silk industry in old histories. Women lead their family by providing income to the house in Kiryu. They made their living by sericulturing, reeling and texturing. <br><br>You will meet your guide at Shinkiryu Station and first take a taxi to the traditional Japanese restaurant or French restaurant. After having lunch, the local guide will show you around the town and stop by the fabric factory where you can try cultural experiences such as texturing or dying. After the walking tour, visit “Hotokuji Temple” and try zen meditation and discover yourself in the quiet temple. Zen meditation may be unavailable in the high seasons because the temple is also known for its beautiful view. However, the temple allow visitors to gong the temple's buddhist bell. This is a very rare experience that you can only do it here. The tour concludes at Shinkiryu Station. Round trip train tickets from Asakusa Station to Shinkiryu Station will be sent to your hotel in Tokyo.
$276.27 per adult
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User19460624 wrote a review Sep 2017
Sunnyvale, California17 contributions1 helpful vote
Kiryu has a long tradition of weaving silk. This place has a small collection of looms and tools as well as samples of the finished products. The 5 stars apply to those that are interested in the fiber arts. If you are not, you will be disappointed. One of the guides spoke fairly good English and knew most of the technical terms. There is a nice gift shop that carries a variety of local hand-woven artifacts at fair prices, no kitsch here.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Aya0712s wrote a review Oct 2016
Tokyo, Japan46 contributions8 helpful votes
1階にはちょっとしたお土産に絹の小物が買えて良いかと思いました。中でも目を引くのが、ネクタイ。デパートで2-3万は下らないネクタイが3千-1万円で買えます。 2階には絹の歴史の展示物や機織りの体験ができることは面白かったです。 At the first floor, you can buy some silk crafts. Especially necktie, the price is 3K-10 K JPY which looks like 20-30K in the department stores. At the second floor, you will know the history of the silk in Kiryu and you can try to make fabric from silk thread by weaving machine. All in Japanese but I suppose you can enjoy making fabric experience.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Obokozou wrote a review Oct 2015
Kiryu, Japan186 contributions48 helpful votes
This is a museum using old textile factory building, and you can see all machines from the beginning. Dying by yourself is also passible. Many gift made in this area can be purchased in good prices.
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Date of experience: June 2015
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