Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, Kyoto

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Familiarize yourself with the techniques and history of local handicrafts at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. Admire exhibits covering dozens of categories and over 500 samples of traditional crafts, such as textiles, ceramics, pottery, paintings, weapons, musical instruments, and devotional artifacts. English signage and descriptions will help you understand the collection, and you can also watch video examples and live demonstrations with artisans using traditional tools and methods. Be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick up a unique souvenir inspired by the collection. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Oriental culture and not to those who are fresh but a bit if you have a keen eye you see a waste of time, even for people who saw the exhibition La visits related to the craft of the pamphlet, Lim but really disappointing place
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  • wandering around kyoto we stumbled upon this exhibit in the basement and it was a nice surprise and free entrance it seems to be a mixture or museum and a traditional craft exhibit. Lots of crafts fro...  more »
  • Fine free museum on traditional handicrafts of Japan and especially Kyoto. There are people present, and workers on Sundays (april 2018), one can even try their hand with the very large Museum shop.
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  • (Translated by Google). I am happiness on futuristic path. Needed toilet badness for relief and relieved. Museum toilet calmed me. Gift shop toiled for purchasers but I don’t think so. Exhibit of wooden woodness Buddha fellow surprised friend. Returning to gift shop, snore, but I don’t think so again.
  • A hidden gem of traditional Kyoto crafts. The place is free to enter and houses artisans who manufacture these amazing items in front of your eyes.
  • This is a great place to learn about traditional crafts practiced in Kyoto. Exhibition text is in both English and Japanese, and there are craftspeople doing demonstrations (a real highlight! On the day we were there we saw cord being woven, bronze mirrors being polished, candles painted, and wood carved). I loved being able to see the processes used to make some of the crafts I recognised from my sightseeing in Kyoto.
  • A good overview of the many and highly specialised traditional crafts. Well worth a visit.
  • very interesting , well displaced and well explained , artists demonstrating their crafts
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