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Kumamoto Prefectual Traditional Crafts Center

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Address: 3-35 Chibajomachi, Kumamoto 860-0001, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-324-4930

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Boutiques of independent crafts people or groups

This is basically a big shop of little shops--ceramic wares, textiles, metal ware (all kinds of knives), jewelry (local pearl necklaces and bracelets, etc), fine papers, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were half expecting to see antiquities but were treated to a display of modern crafts for sale. Can't complain much since it's free!

Thank Zac C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is basically a big shop of little shops--ceramic wares, textiles, metal ware (all kinds of knives), jewelry (local pearl necklaces and bracelets, etc), fine papers, and the like. Lovely wooden furniture, too, but too big for a tourist to acquire. The one surprise is a shop of Iranian hand-made, vegetable rugs and kilims (Gabbah)--part of a project that a... More 

Thank kimibar
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Located next to the Kumamoto castle, definitely drop by for a visit. Items of purchase are available with various pottery, jewellery and ornaments. Environment gives full display of the local art work within region, good for a quick visit.

Thank TheCosmopolite
Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I admit it isn't as cheap as any ¥100 shops but the dishes, knifes, jewelry, wood and glass worm weren't made in a factory. If you are looking for two sake cups and a decanter, you'll find something affordable. Due to a lack of time I didn't check the exhibit. Shop filled the ground floor and kept me occupied for... More 

1 Thank neumanth
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Closed when we attempted to visit in December 2013. Unclear why this was the case but given it is part of the large Kumamoto castle complex this wasn't a major inconvenience.

3 Thank Rowan H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We walked to the Craft Centre from the Richmond Hotel, took about 12 minutes. It was well worth the visit. The hand made furniture on display and for sale was absolutely marvelous . We would have bought heaps if we lived in Japan. The exhibition upstairs was also of interest.

2 Thank downunder2207

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