Nishijin Textile Center
Japan, 〒602-8216 京都府Kyōto-shi, Kamigyō-ku, Tatemonzenchō, 京都市上京区 堀川通今出川南入竪門前町４１４
| +81 75-451-9231
Sun - Sat 10am - 5pm
Textiles and a Kimono Fashion ShowWhile Kyoto is rooted in tradition, there is so much innovation here too. The Nishijin Textile Center is located in the Nishijin District, which is best known for it's old architecture and weaving factories. It's also much more quiet than other neighborhoods. Plan your visit to the district to allow you to attend a free kimono fashion show so you can see the different colors and styles used in each kimono and to watch something so traditional in such a modern space. Upstairs you can shop for kimonos and other items. In the back some weaving machines are set up so that you can witness this ancient craft in its modern applications.
AFAR Local Expert
over 6 years ago
Fabric of the Nishijin District
In the heart of the Nishijin textile district, the colorful textile center is worth taking a peek before continuing your stroll around beautiful Kyoto. Located in a modern building in Imadegawa, they offer tons of displays of completed fabrics and kimonos, as well as weaving demonstrations and kimono fashion shows. There is no admission fee so you can browse around and see everything for free. It's also a great place to buy souvenirs for all of your family and friends. They offer the kimono show six times a day and you can dress up as a maiko if you want to fork over a small fee. I really enjoyed getting a close look at the kimonos. I found the staff really excited to share information about the textile industry and kimono fashion with visitors.