Nishijin Textile Center, Kyoto

#11 of 78 in Museums in Kyoto
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  • It is actually organized as a shopping centre in Kimono, with a parade of the same frame function (with little old woman in charge) and exhibition of fabrics (very beautiful). Kinda touristy but interesting if you don't know anything about Kimono.
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  • A brief 10 minute Kimono show then down the stairs to the center for a large shopping area of a variety of things and souvenirs. Then down to the ground floor to a restaurant if you are so inclined or...  more »
  • I recently did a hand weaving class and really enjoyed it. It was great using the tools and learning how to make a little memento from my trip. The Kimono show, while short, is also good to take in an...  more »
  • Lovely selection of "easy" or formal kimonos and yakutas. Loved the huge (and ancient) fabric loom, that was being used while we were there. Very helpful staff.
  • Unfortunately the museum was a bit of a let down. I knew that the museum/educational portion of the space was small but wanted to give it a chance. It really is more of a souvenir shop than anything. The museum portion can be found on the 3rd floor, sharing the space with the stage used for the kimono fashion show. The 2nd floor is devoted to souvenirs with a wide variety from some luxury items to trinkets. The 1st floor contained a public show of submissions from around the world (that was pretty interesting). I'd say if you are visiting, come with realistic expectations. I was hoping for more of a museum experience but didn't get it. However it is free so if you are working on a budget I recommend giving it a shot!
  • You can buy used kimonos here from ¥3240! They're not very bad kimonos but cleaned and not torn, etc. Certainly cheaper than renting one for the day which are also used. Might as well buy your own. Add in the sash (from ¥2000 onwards), coat (¥3240) and maybe their clogs or your own shoes. There's a fashion show at 2pm too each day on the 3rd floor.
  • This is the place to go if you’re looking for a kimono or yukata! They have lots of other cute souvenirs as well.
  • Fun fashion show, but hard to learn what makes Nushijin style unique. Not much English descriptions and the weaving demonstrator did not speak English. Big store and surprisingly reasonable used kimono store.
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