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Nishijin Textile Center

Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-451-9231
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“fashion show” (27 reviews)
“silk ties” (4 reviews)
“free kimono” (3 reviews)
Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-451-9231
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the 10 minute kimono fashion show and very small museum. The kimonos are overpriced but interesting things in their gift store. Worth a quick look if in the neighborhood but wouldn't go out of your way to see this.

Thank revett2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about this place and went there with a Japanese speaking friend who later said that when he was looking for directions to this place he found it listed under "gift shops" (it's actually not that hard to find, we went there on...More

Thank Dundas3071
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nishijin Textile Centre is bit of an odd one. If you do happen to be in the area then definitely worth dropping by. The museum is quite small and looking a bit tired in places, but it is genuinely interesting and the staff are...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Before I start, I'm not sure why 'Type of visit' has various categories for 'Family'. Anyway, I visit Nishijin with my mother few days back. It's a great place to learn about Kimono, and various types of fabrics, olden days techniques and even hands-on experience...More

Thank Josephine S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Nice Kimono Show and interesting shop for nice Japanese gifts and Kimonos. There is a weaving demonstration also,

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We came here for a brief look, including a Kimono show, which was just right to give some more information and views of this traditional japanese dress.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

There is a large display of kimonos and silk products. The Kimono fashion show gave a taste of this authentic Japanese culture clothing still worn today.

Thank clairmontjeff
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Overall it is catered to tourists to give them a bit of history about the textiles industry in Kyoto. There is not a ton of information as the museum is light on content. There are demonstrations of the weaving and a Kimono showing but it's...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I discovered this place by watching an aging video on Japan. Nishijin is a textile industry in the heart of Kyoto and easily accessible from most hotels by bus. The hourly kimono show was delightful and easily one of the highlight of my Japan experience....More

1  Thank Mari M
Reviewed 31 March 2017

If you are interested in Japanese textiles, this is perfect. There are areas where you can see kimono fabrics woven on a foot pedalled loom; fabrics, kimonos, ties and pictures to buy. Crafts people sew beautiful brocade omi, and will show you the work close...More

Thank Jules255100
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