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Nishijin District
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Address: 693 Daikokucho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8137, Kyoto Prefecture
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
richmond, yorkshire

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richmond, yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 the exhibits. As we started to look around, he stopped us to show us the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 helpful guide to the downstairs and upstairs rooms with displays of garments and cloth. There... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 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 special (I saw better Japanese textiles at the Kyoto flea market!). Moreover, the man selling... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 time was 4:00 PM, I felt pretty icky about making that pit stop at 7Eleven... 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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