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The Kyoto Handicraft Center was established in 1967 in the Highashiyama/Ozaki area of Kyoto. Not only do they feature traditional craft-works of Kyoto, but also the traditional crafts unique to Japan. This popular handicraft center brings in fans of Japanese traditional crafts such as Kimono, Yukata and folding hand fan. Guest can purchase various crafts at the center, including: Pottery, Nanbu Ironware, Kimono and Yukata, Kanazawa Gold Leaf, Wood parquetry, Lacquer-ware, pottery and boxes, Katazome Washi paper and goods, Damascene, Ornamental Swords, and Japanese Dolls to name a few. There are also offer workshops to learn:
After your workshop, be sure to relax at one of the dining areas onsite. Enjoy a buffet with a wide selection of Kyoto-style dishes, Japanese Washoku, and Western-style foods. Or you can enjoy the onsite Japanese kaiseki restaurant to keep with your traditional day in Kyoto. Be sure to visit the souvenir shop that boats "Japan's and Kyoto's Finest" goods to pick up a souvenir for your friends and family back home!
Immerse yourself in Kyoto's traditions with a day at the Kyoto Handicraft Center, standard on our line of fully-guided Quilt Festival Japan Tours between Tokyo & Kyoto!
Japan's former capital; Town with countless temples, shrines, and other historical structures
Kimono Show and Demonstrations.
Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.
Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art
Traditional Japanese Clothing with a Modern Twist
research and restoration facility for ancient textiles and traditional weaving techniques
Dedicated to repairing embroidery and traditional cloth pieces
Kawashima Selkon Textile museum exhibiting various works produced by the company and historic textile artifacts