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Towel Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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 29 July 2018
Good if you like arts and crafts, or textiles.

I was on a tour so didn't plan on stopping here but it was okay. You get to see the towels made so... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Chris T
San Jose, California
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  • Terrible3%
29 Jul 2018
“Textiles and shopping”
19 Jan 2018
“Good if you like arts and crafts, or textiles.”
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2930 Asakurakami, Imabari 799-1607, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 July 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

Thank myonlywan2012
Reviewed 19 January 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.

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 23 April 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...

Thank JaniceAuYeung
Reviewed 13 June 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.

Thank shankark
Reviewed 20 December 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

2  Thank SylviWa
Reviewed 23 March 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 25 December 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

2  Thank Kitty C
Reviewed 24 November 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.

Thank htodd503
Reviewed 24 November 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

1  Thank Philip R
Reviewed 25 July 2012

This place is not only a towel and textile museum. The location also has several floors of textile gift shops, area restaurants, great outdoor views, and an actual towel factory which can be viewed within the museum. Check this place out and I know you'll...More

1  Thank jpmathes
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