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Kyoto Shibori Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Kyoto Shibori Museum is located southeast of Nijo castle; 5-min. walk from subway Nijojo-mae station; 500yen; Open: 9:00-17:00; Shibori arts, tools and samples of shibori are displayed. You can try on shibori kimono in a quick and simple way for...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
127 Shikiamicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8261, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-4252
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

signed up for the class online and accidentally booked the wrong date. They were very nice and honored my payment. They are also very flexible on class time and will work around you. Very knowledgeable and kind. I enjoyed my first class so much that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Genevieve G
Reviewed 1 December 2018

A visit to this diminutive museum (and the opportunity to take classes) is a chance to see what may be a dying art form in textiles. Because of the labor-intensive process and the fact that most young Japanese people aren't interested in investing the time...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Julie C
Reviewed 16 November 2018

My mom and I have been to Kyoto several times and were looking for something different to do. She came across this class on Viator, and we signed up. We had so much fun making our shibori scarves and learned a lot in the upstairs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globetrotting-elissa
Reviewed 3 November 2018

If you’re into arts and crafts this class is for you. Nina our teacher was very nice and patient helping us dye our scarves. She explained the step by step process in achieving our desired design. After the class we were also shown a short...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ginny062018
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Loved the class and learning how to make a scarf. Fun trying on the kimono too. All staff were very helpful and welcoming.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue B
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I have a Shibori Kimono so was interested to see what they did—-their pieces are a lot more detailed/complicated than my kimono. They have a really great video showing the process and their staff was very accommodating. The hour visit was perfect. I’d highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Morna P
Reviewed 25 September 2018

I went to this place expecting to see a lot more examples of the shibori technique and although the examples on show were good [even if jammed together in a small area] and I was able to photograph them, it wasn't quite the learning experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This museum was definitely one of our best experiences in Kyoto! Such an interesting place, I most certainly recommend it. The museum allows you to learn about Shibori through an intro video, on top of fantastic guidance from Shibori masters at the museum, going through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ella_A1
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I signed up for an English scarf dying class. Nina was fantastic. Her English is perfect (She studied in USA). I was the only person in the class. After completing my scarf, hubbie and I toured the exhibit upstairs while waiting for the scarf to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank christinerd
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Loved the sensei who spoke English so well; liked the interesting hands-on experience with clamping and dying. Pace of the class was just right & the unfolding ceremony was a nice surprise; made my finished piece even more special. The included tour of the museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kdsumida
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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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19 May 2016|
Response from ryoshimada | Property representative |
Hello, We are the Kyoto Shibori Museum. We are open on Sunday, though there might be no one who can speak English on weekends. Please E-mail us to check if there is someone who speaks English or visit the museum on weekdays... More
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