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693 Daikokucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8137, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-431-0020
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Terrible welcome and service by receptionist.

On entering the museum the man at reception didn't greet me but just said "500¥". When I asked if... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Kyoto, Japan
via mobile
A gem

A super little museum, it is small but fascinating if you are truly interested in textiles. You... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
richmond, yorkshire
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11 Jul 2017
“Terrible welcome and service by receptionist.”
16 Oct 2016
“A gem”
693 Daikokucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8137, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-431-0020

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

On entering the museum the man at reception didn't greet me but just said "500¥". When I asked if there was an English brochure he pointed to the small information signs behind me. After reading them I pulled out my phone to Google translate a...More

Thank gmarch2017
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A super little museum, it is small but fascinating if you are truly interested in textiles. You even get a cup of lovely tea for your 500¥ certainly not touristy, unlike nishijin textiles.

Thank umeboshisan
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We spent a day exploring Northern Kyoto and I'm always on the lookout for costume and fashion related places. Upon entry the staff member led us to a room where we were given tea and an english pamphlet explaining the history of the building, and...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 12 March 2016

I went to Orinasukan hoping to learn a bit more about the making of textiles in Kyoto. Upon arrival I was served a cup of tea and a sweet in a nice room overlooking the garden, and handed an English information sheet. This was a...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 2 June 2015

You have to pay 500 yens to get in to the Orinasukan Handmade Fabrics Museum, but even if it would be free, it wouldn't worth the visit! It is not a museum, but only 2 small rooms with few piece of fabric exhibited, not even...More

3  Thank marion D
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This intimate house museum, dedicated to the labor-intensive craft of weaving Kimono and Obi silks, sits on a side street in Kyoto's residential neighborhood of Nishijin. It felt like a huge success just finding it, so when I checked my watch--3:48--and saw that the closing...More

4  Thank Winston C
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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