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Nishijin Textile Center

Nishijin District
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Address: Horikawa Dori, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Interesting place to learn about the Kimonos

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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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 nothing too special. The shop takes up most of the space and is overpriced.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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. Ignore what the information desk tells you about waiting to be called. If you want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 up. The is a stunning kimono collection displayed as a museum, as well as a... More 

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Not everyone's cup of tea but this is more than a textile factory. There's a real effort in Japan to save the kimono tradition and if you time your visit to catch a floor show you will see why. Also on of the best souvenir shops we came across with reasonable prices. The best part was that the owner has... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Nishijin Textile Center LOCATION: Kyoto, Japan TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 4/5 PRICE: Included with tour RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: n/a LENGTH: 45 minutes RAVE: Kimono show RAGE: Watching people work LOWDOWN: This was part of our week long Golden Route Cherry Blossom tour with All Japan Tours. Nishijin Textile Center is focused on traditional wear which is... More 

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This is a textile company show and galleria,, You will have an opportunity to watch a Japanese fashion show for about 20 minutes and buy from their clothes collection including, purse, lady bags, ties, souvenirs and many more items.. They also have a restaurant where you can eat a traditional decent lunch "set menu"

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife was in the fashion trade for a long time, one of the reason we visit this place, you learn some Japanese tradition fashion history and seeing a lady demonstration the weave machine, live silk worn growing in many stages, a free Kimono fashion show with models, afterward we stop by a souvenirs shop and bought many items to... More 

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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 shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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