Nishijin Textile Centre


Museums & Sights



In the Nishijin weaving district, where a fabric auction house once stood, this multi-storey celebration of local textiles gives visitors the chance to watch a kimono fashion show, try their hand at weaving, view historic garments, and spend their yen in the sizeable souvenir section. English-speaking staff make it a great place for tourists. Entrance and the kimono show are free; the weaving workshop costs ¥1,800 and should be booked at least a day ahead.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


Horikawa Dori, Imadegawa-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto

Transport Buses 9, 12, 51, 59; or Imadegawa station (Karasuma line).

Telephone 075 451 9231

Open 9am-5pm daily.

Admission Free

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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