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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan

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Encounter the beauty and technique of Kyoto traditional crafts We feature the history, processes etc.of each of the 74 kinds of traditional crafts, which have conveyed the history and culture of Kyoto with products and videos. Kyoto, the old...more
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9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews gift shop on display maiko dance for sale showing how fine examples works of art well worth the visit japanese culture craftsmen handicrafts artisan lacquerware exhibits inlaid messe skills
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry to the museum. You get to see how different Japanese crafts are made (Wood, textiles, bamboo, etc.). There are two masters, showing how to do the crafts constantly. There's also a gift shop that you could buy some of the crafts.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind comment. Almost every day, we have craft demonstrations at the museum. The exact schedule is displayed on our website. We hope that you will have another opportunity to spend time in our museum in the near future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was eager to learn more about traditional Japanese crafts and this amazing museum taught me so much. My only regret is that we did not have enough time there. We were able to see artists do their craft, for example a woman who hand...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. The staff who helped you to find the bus stop says hi hoping to welcome you again in the near future!

Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Check the activities. We went on Sunday to make use of the no reservations needed stencil project. 900 yen for two coasters was a great price to entertain the kids (7 and 9) for almost an hour. Instructions were in Japanese but we understood everything...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that your family have spent good time in our museum and that your kids had fun with stencil yuzen dyeing workshop. We hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Our guide brought us here and I was skeptical...until I went inside. It was really good! We bumped into closing time, or else I would have stayed longer. Gift shop was pretty good, too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Dear Katharine, Thank you so much for your comment. We hope that you will have another opportunity to spend time in our museum in the near future!

Reviewed 2 December 2018

My search for laquerware first drew me to this place. It was an eye opening experience which deepens your appreciation for handicrafts in general and Japanese handicrafts in particular. There are detailed explanations of the various stages in the development of various handicrafts eg: various...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy to hear that you have found our museum informative and enjoyed the gift shop! We hope to welcome you again in the near future.

Reviewed 12 November 2018

Geisha (or Geiko in Japanese) are professional entertainers who attend guests during meals, banquets and other occasions. For 10 yen, we sat in the first row to see make-up and hear a brief singing performance. (This is free if you sit behind the first row.)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are very glad to read that you have enjoyed the museum and our monthly geiko performance. Our geiko performances is a rare opportunity to see a real geiko up close and personal for free (1,000 yen is charged only...More

Reviewed 3 November 2018

fantastic examples of traditional and modern arts and crafts. Spent hour there. They have Artists in Residence hand painting intricate pottery and works on paper. Videos of traditional techniques used for centuries are looping. Unforgettable experience if you are into things ART. Warning: the place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fureaikan, Manager at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our museum and we hope to welcome you again in the near future!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

if you wanted to know what a tatami made is made of or how to make one, or how much goes into making a kimono or a fan this is the place to visit, so many interesting things and how they are made, it has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Fureaikan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your comment. Yes, if you are interested in learning about various craftworks, this is the right place to visit. We exhibit about 500 items in 74 different categories that are made in Kyoto. We often welcome professionals in crafts from all over...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Especially if you are visiting Heianjingu shrine and Nanzenji temple this basement of the Miyako Messe is a walking distance and worth visiting to get knowledge of Kyoto crfts. Also Maiko dance on the weekend.More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Fureaikan, 広報担当マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your comment. We are the only place where you can see so many different categories of Kyoto-Made crafts. Monthly Maiko/Geiko performance is free of charge and not reservation is required. We hope that you got a chance to watch it. Once again,...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018

They had lots of crafts to purchase that were quit pricey, but nice to look at. But, worth the look in case you want something very high end to bring back home with you.More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Fureaikan, Traditional Crafts Promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Donna, Thank you so much for your review. All the items on display at FUREAIKAN are locally handmade using traditional craft techniques and hence can be pricey. The museum's gift shop offers a nice alternative with its selection of souvenirs and craft items for...More

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Yes, the quickest, and easiest way to get there is indeed by taxi. I really couldn't tell you how much it would cost; there are 2 different types of cabs with slightly different prices, it would depend on the season... More
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Dear Yuting L-san, Thank you for your inquiry. The maiko performance is held on every 3rd Sunday(May 17th, June 21st...) for 3 times; 14:00, 14:30, 15:00. Admission free. We are looking forward to seeing you at our museum... More
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