We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Towel Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Review Highlights
Amazing Towel Art

Went to Imabari Towel Museum as part of our One Day Bus Tour. As we entered the museum we were... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
emilysato
,
Oita, Japan
Textiles and shopping

We went to this museum as part of a tour. It seem quite far away and isolated from the town. If you... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
myonlywan2012
,
Singapore
Read all 227 reviews
175
All photos (175)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“textiles”(4 reviews)
“moomin”(3 reviews)
“china”(2 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
48°
37°
Feb
53°
41°
Mar
61°
50°
Apr
Contact
2930 Asakurakami, Imabari 799-1607, Ehime Prefecture
Website
+81 898-56-1515
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (227)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveler rating
2
2
6
0
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
2
2
6
0
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews textiles moomin china european art
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Went to Imabari Towel Museum as part of our One Day Bus Tour. As we entered the museum we were guided to go straight to the fourth floor where the towel museum was located. We saw how threads/textiles were being made. The threads were colorfully...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emilysato
Reviewed July 29, 2018

We went to this museum as part of a tour. It seem quite far away and isolated from the town. If you like textiles, then it would be an eyeopener on what textiles can do. There are many nice picture that are made from textiles....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed January 19, 2018

I was on a tour so didn't plan on stopping here but it was okay. You get to see the towels made so I had to buy some. Expensive but really soft towels, and friends and family are asking about them.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed April 22, 2017

It is more or less a shopping mall. It is not impressive at all. And it was really strange that they are not selling the towel only but also foods and sourveniors...

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

More of towel store selling different pieces of towel. They had a small section showing the old weaving machine and a modern mill. That's about it.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank shankark
Reviewed December 20, 2015

We went to this so called museum by train and bicycle, which was quiet difficult enough. It is nothing but a big shopping mall for bus tourists. The choice of the towel creations was not really, what we've seen in other Ehime shops. Maybe if...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank SylviWa
Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Imabari is the town of making towels and they supply 70% of Japan's towel consumption. Quite a good place to buy towel, lots of patterns and color to choose.

Thank KC K
Reviewed December 24, 2014

The name of this attraction can be quite mis-leading. We arrived early in the morning. For me, it looked more like a mini shopping mall than boring museum. There is one floor for food. There are 2 to 3 more levels for various types of...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank Kitty C
Reviewed November 23, 2014

There is a nice museum but it was not entirely towel-related (the main exhibits were Moomin and hang when we went) which were actually pretty interesting exhibits, just off-topic. Most of the towel-related items were the shops. The museum was also out of the way.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank htodd503
Reviewed November 24, 2012

The first Imabari towels I ever saw were in a gift shop/convenience store at a train station in rural Ehime Prefecture. I thought they were gorgeous, and the patterns/colors unique. Since that time, I had wanted to see more of these towels, but they are...More

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Philip R
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 35 nearby hotels
Kyukamura Setouchi-Toyo
57 reviews
1.91 miles away
Keio Hotel
22 reviews
2.15 miles away
Hontani Onsenkan
5 reviews
2.83 miles away
Terminal Toyo Hotel
18 reviews
4.33 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,042 nearby restaurants
Garden Cafe
1 review
.01 miles away
Wang Fu Jing
6 reviews
.01 miles away
Museum Cafe
7 reviews
.02 miles away
Michi
.75 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 158 nearby attractions
Nishiyama Koryuji Temple
13 reviews
4.43 miles away
Senyuji Temple
25 reviews
4.38 miles away
Kokubunji Temple
22 reviews
3.94 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Towel Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines