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Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts

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Very complete gallery

If you are interested in traditional Arts and Crafts, this is THE place. It has many floors so you... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Erika G
local traditional artists

The Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts is a showcase for local artists practising in... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Dave_Cowley_Road
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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606 Karasumadori, 3 Josagaru, Banocho, Nakagyo-ku | Karasuma-dori between Shijo and Oike, Nakagyo, Kyoto 604-8172, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
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+81 75-229-1010
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My wife and I visited the gallery, located in two adjacent buildings with a total of five floors. The goods ranged from small inexpensive items to quality prints. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. A must for those who want to take home a quality...More

1  Thank 474alanh
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

I dropped in here as this was very close to my hotel. I could not find any information about it anywhere, so paid the fee (I think 300 yen) and let them surprise me. The guy but sold me the ticket could not tell me...More

2  Thank Waliserin
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The objects in the gallery are beautiful, nothing to complain. But there is not much, I was expecting more so I was disappointed. Also the shop is quite small. It doesn’t take much to visit and the entry ticket is only 300 yen but I...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you are interested in traditional Arts and Crafts, this is THE place. It has many floors so you can find all kind of crafts for souvenirs. Take your time to visit because is worth to know in this gallery all the variety of Japanese...More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 14 May 2018

My wife and I visited the gallery, located in two adjacent buildings with a total of five floors. The goods ranged from small inexpensive items to quality prints. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. A must for those who want to take home a quality...More

1  Thank 474alanh
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts is a showcase for local artists practising in traditional genres. There are some beautiful pieces here. Many are for sale

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Demonstrations with sales on third floor, master (teacher?) and graduating student show on forth floor. Variety of crafts from students in second floor. Changing exhibit on first floor: on my visit it was manga and illustration work. First floor free, entry to other floors by...More

Thank Jackson P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Yes this is a must for the enthusiasts who can see a range of traditional crafts. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are several floors to visit.

Thank BeeGee45
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The museum has extensive exhibits of traditional crafts such as wood carving, pottery, lacquer making, and much more. We discovered that visitors can watch geiko and maiko perform a short dance or play an instrument for free every week. Check the schedule and come early...More

Thank Flora L
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Wonder what modern fine craftspeople are making in Japan? This is worth an hour visit if you are downtown. There are two floors of wonderful and unique works of art made in all the traditional Japanese crafts: lacquer, wood carving, ceramics, metal, glass that you...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I dropped in here as this was very close to my hotel. I could not find any information about it anywhere, so paid the fee (I think 300 yen) and let them surprise me. The guy but sold me the ticket could not tell me...More

2  Thank Waliserin
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The videos are very useful and the ambience is optimal to learn about Japanese craft. The wide variety of crafts shown gives me a good idea how Japanese culture focus a lot on the skills and the dedication in each area of work. The level...More

Thank deetee5
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goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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