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April 14 is a special day at this shrine. The priests dress in traditional courtly garb and play Kemari. We learned about this in “Kyoto Visitor’s Guide/Kyoto this Month” which we pick up whenever we visit the city.
Our visit began with observing a long...More
Date of experience: April 2014
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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.