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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan

9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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Encounter the beauty and technique of Kyoto traditional crafts We feature the history, processes etc.of each of the 74 kinds of traditional crafts, which have conveyed the history and culture of Kyoto with products and videos. Kyoto, the old capital, was established in 794 as Heian-kyo, and developed as the center of politics, culture and industry. Throughout history, Kyoto has kept taking in new ideas, while at the same time keeping the old ones, and has created various kinds of crafts by utilizing the advantage of a sophisticated design sense coupled with an advanced local economy. The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts is the place where many people discover the industry and culture of Kyoto as well as being introduced to the beauty and technique that have been inherited here.
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9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum as we were actually in the building to see the excellent Bonsai exhibition. The museum was wonderful, a fantastic selection of the most well known Japanese crafts and then others I knew very little about. Most fascinating were the vidoes...More

1  Thank Susan La M
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm comment. As you mentioned, old streets,houses,temples,shrines and also culture in Kyoto are not be able to existe without traditional crafts. We believe visitig here is good way to understand Kyoto's background. We are looking forward to seeing you again here.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arriving at our hotel we saw a brochure for a demonstration of a traditional dance by a lady in traditional kimono. It looked interesting so we went. This museum is free and is very interesting and worthwhile taking the time to go - providing...More

Thank Jackie J
Fureaikan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visiting. We hold special event 'Maiko dance' once a month. And also 'Geiko pefprmance' once a month. And it's free. You can check the scedule on our website. We would like you to enjoy their peformance and to understand traditional crafts...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A truly great museum that shows many of the artisan products developed and produced in Kyoto for centuries. While there were several artisans plying their trade and answering questions, for my taste there were too few. Nevertheless despite that admission was free, the exhibition is...More

Thank Hanan B
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review!! We are the only place where all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts can be discoverd at once. More than 500 samples of Kyoto exquisite craftsmanship! We are looking forward to seeing you again here.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Are you exploring Japanese culture and aesthetics in Kyoto? Please visit the Fureaikan first. It is worth its weight in gold. You'll learn and able to appreciate the diverse Japanese traditional crafts especially when many of these are especially unique to Kyoto and treasured in...More

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Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review!! We are the only place where all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts can be discoverd at once. And this area has many museums, famous shrine 'Heian-jingu', big theater and so on. So you can enjoy all the...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts is a great place to display handicraft products which gather almost all the unique hand made product. Without visiting different places, this museum is like a cultural corner for tourist to side seeing their uniqueness culture.

1  Thank Sonida S
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review!! We are the only place where all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts can be discoverd at once. More than 500 samples of Kyoto exquisite craftsmanship! You can learn roots of Japanese traditional crafts and here.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I would recommend the travelers to visit Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. They would be able to see many kind of temples which is very amazing and unforgettable for them. They could visit Angkor Wat temple, Bak Keng mountain where to see the sun rise and...More

1  Thank Nuon K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

It is very education, engaging and eye-opening experiences for me. Talking with the craftsmen were delightful and many interesting items can be bought.

2  Thank Zaw H
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I am very surprise for the all creative products with very high quality and colorful. As Japan has a very significant lesson to me especially on products studio demonstration likes Bamboo handicraft and other various unique elements. So that i can gain the great knowledge...More

2  Thank Iatss P
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review!! We are glad to read your comment. We are very happy if our knowledge would be useful for you!!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We were exposed by tremendous works of Kyoto's craftsmen and how they preserve the culture in modern era. It's a worth-visit museum!

2  Thank Anggun P
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your warm review!! We are the only place where all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts can be discoverd at once. More than 500 samples of Kyoto exquisite craftsmanship! We are looking forward to seeing you here again!

Reviewed 10 October 2017

museum tour by the director, observed the most significant items around the museum, did shopping and bought two gold stamping necklaces and a pair of earrings. The price was quite expensive but high quality.

1  Thank vchanhsouk
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit! We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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HiloAmy
30 July 2017|
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Yes, the quickest, and easiest way to get there is indeed by taxi. I really couldn't tell you how much it would cost; there are 2 different types of cabs with slightly different prices, it would depend on the season... More
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Yuting L
9 May 2015|
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Response from Fureaikan | Property representative |
Dear Yuting L-san, Thank you for your inquiry. The maiko performance is held on every 3rd Sunday(May 17th, June 21st...) for 3 times; 14:00, 14:30, 15:00. Admission free. We are looking forward to seeing you at our museum... More
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