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Nishijin Textile Center

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Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-451-9231
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was part of a tour group and we went there. It was walking about the place and seeing the different kimono. It was nice to see the show or parade as it was very interesting. I'm not sure if I will go again maybe...More

Thank kelly11584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attractive modern venue displays and details aspects of the weaving of the kimono. The ten minute fashion show provides a way to see the finished product. The demonstrations offer insight to the pain-staking efforts necessary to produce such wonders.

Thank johnfjohnston
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

First off all I should say that the museum is very small, ( but free), and probably lacks some of the sophistication of larger museums, so it’s not worth the trip if you don’t like textiles, (I suppose that should be obvious), but what it...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It is a nice place to find textiles souvenirs, kimonos, scarfs, etc. The best is the fashion kimono show, short but very nice organised, every kimono has its own lighting and music. Very nice to watch.

Thank Erika G
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Our tour group visited the Nishijin Textile Center as an introduction to visiting a kimono shop where we would be dressed up in kimonos. Not having enough time to see everything I chose to watch the fashion show upstairs. It was enjoyable and the kimonos...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with a tour group & it was lovely to see all the Beautiful Models in Traditional Kimino’s, there is a nice gift shop on the way out that sells many souvenirs.

Thank Anniewhatto
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

A really great place to visit. The first floor museum has silks from the 13th century onwards and the kimono phrase was wonderful. Be there early to beat the crowds. These are both FREE. You can also dress in authentic silk kimonos or Weave small...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

A brief 10 minute Kimono show then down the stairs to the center for a large shopping area of a variety of things and souvenirs. Then down to the ground floor to a restaurant if you are so inclined or on your way.

1  Thank Mars1964
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I recently did a hand weaving class and really enjoyed it. It was great using the tools and learning how to make a little memento from my trip. The Kimono show, while short, is also good to take in and you will get a brief...More

Thank Suzie Q
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

We went here specifically to find some affordable Yukata (an informal relaxed lounging kimono, a bit like a western summer dressing gown) not masses of them but all very nice and around the 4500-6000¥ much more affordable than most places and sizes to suit westerners....More

5  Thank Mark D
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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