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The Nishijin Textile Center is a popular destination for those interested in the art of kimono and the delicate techniques used to create Japan's traditional clothing. Located in the Nishijin area of Kyoto, the textiles produced in the area are mainly used for Kimono and Kimono sashes. The textiles are well known for their unique variety, often split into 12 distinct categories. The center displays several kimonos for viewing and holds demonstrations explaining the techniques involved in creating a beautiful kimono. The highlight of the Nishijin Textile Center is the stunning kimono fashion show it holds to its visitors. They also have a large shopping selection, holding a variety of
goods from woven items to traditional Kyoto sweets.
While visiting the Nishijin Textile Center, guests can also try on Kimono and take photos with the scenic background in Kyoto. There are over 150 kimono to choose from and undergarments and shoes can be borrowed to help complete an authentic look. You may even want to buy one for yourself after all your photos are done as the ultimate keep sake during your Kyoto Tour.
Explore the Nishijin Textile Center in Kyoto after one of our fully-guided Cherry Blossom Tours in the spring or during select Quilt Festival Japan Tours between Tokyo & Kyoto!
Have a professional photograph taken of you in a kimono
Japan and Kyoto's Finest Craft Collections including Kimono & Yukata
Museum dedicated to preserving Kyoto's traditional and cultural works of art
Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.
Iconic temple covered in pure gold leaf
Kyoto's most famous geisha district; experience geiko and maiko entertainment
Dedicated to repairing embroidery and traditional cloth pieces
Traditional Japanese Clothing with a Modern Twist
The first and sole quilt museum established by Mutsuko Yawatagaki
Quilting specialist Mutsuko Yawatagaki's special work shop
A dyeing technique that was developed in Kyoto during the middle of the Edo-era towards the end of the 17th century
Visit local kimono shops and enjoy kimono offcuts shopping