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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan

9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-762-2670
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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 capital, was established in 794 as Heian-kyo, and developed as the center of politics, culture and industry. Throughout history, Kyoto has kept taking in new ideas, while at the same time keeping the old ones, and has created various kinds of crafts by utilizing the advantage of a sophisticated design sense coupled with an advanced local economy. The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts is the place where many people discover the industry and culture of Kyoto as well as being introduced to the beauty and technique that have been inherited here.
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  • Average5%
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“gift shop” (11 reviews)
“on display” (9 reviews)
“maiko dance” (5 reviews)
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9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-762-2670
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"gift shop"
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"on display"
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"maiko dance"
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"for sale"
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"showing how"
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"fine examples"
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"craft items"
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"interesting displays"
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"free admission"
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"japanese culture"
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"craftsmen"
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"artisan"
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"lacquerware"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Donna S
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Fureaikan, Traditional Crafts Promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of our 10yo daughter's favorite things she did in Japan. She, our son (age 12) and my husband, all participated in a hands-on fabric dying experience in which they each made something different using the ancient technique. While they did this, I...More

Thank daniellebX6419XJ
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Fureaikan, Traditional Crafts Promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to FUREAIKAN and for your kind comment ! We are happy to hear that your family have spent good time in our museum. Having all the traditional Kyoto crafts on display, it is the best place to learn about them, to...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Because there is so much to see in Kyoto, at least 5000 temples and shrines and so many gardens, that one does have the courage to visit a museum. Sorry, I love Kyoto but maybe it ok to visit t when it is raining. If...More

Thank tikki2015
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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 15 June 2018

Thank you for chosing us among other amazing places. Although we ranked at a good position for a free admission facility, it is in fact a true that we tend to have more visitors when it is raining. There are probably no ther place that...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see quality Japanese crafts and art. Sometimes they have artisans showing how a certain craft is done. There is a nice gift shop and there is a nice restaurant to stop for a drink/food.More

Thank Traveller376
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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 15 June 2018

Thank you so much for your review. Demonstrations by artisans is one of our strong features as museum. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time at our museum and the shop. If you can spread you words about us, that will be...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

If you are interested in Japanese traditional crafts, this museum is worth the visit. Along with beautiful displays, they have visiting artists' demonstrations and workshops available to the public. We went in the morning for 2 hours and then went out to lunch nearby. Delightful!More

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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 2 June 2018

Thank you for choosing to visit FUREAIKAN among other great places. Also we are so grateful for your comments and that you enjoyed a good 2hours here. As we open at 9am which is a little ealier comparing to other museums in the neighborhood, it...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Wonderful sampling of Japanese crafts with explanations in English and Japanese. Craft process well explained and beautifully displayed. Great gift shopMore

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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 23 May 2018

Thank you for coming to FUREAIKAN and for your warm comment! Our museum is the only place where you can discover all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts at once. We would be grateful if you recommend it to your friends and relatives and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

What detail! Most of these crafts are perfected down to the less than a millimetre. Metal, wood, fabrics and more - fantastic skill and patience.More

Thank Charlie S
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Fureaikan, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for visiting our museum and for taking your time on the review. We are so happy to know that you experienced and witnessed remarkable skills of craftsman. In our museum, visitors can observe their works very closely, which is one of the major...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

wandering around kyoto we stumbled upon this exhibit in the basement and it was a nice surprise and free entrance it seems to be a mixture or museum and a traditional craft exhibit. Lots of crafts from different regions of japan. many items are for...More

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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 1 May 2018

Thank you for coming to FUREAIKAN and for your warm comment! Our museum is the only place where you can discover all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts at once. We would be grateful if you recommend it to your friends and relatives and...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This museum and shop has fine examples of fabric dyeing, painting, metalwork, lacquer and bamboo basketmaking, plus informative videos showing how the artists create functional works of art. The museum is free and even open on Mondays when most museums are closed. This is a...More

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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 11 April 2018

Thank you for coming to FUREAIKAN and for your warm comment! Our museum is the only place where you can discover all the 74 categories of Kyoto traditional crafts at once. We would be grateful if you recommend it to your friends and relatives and...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

In the basement of a building is this museum with lots of really lovely stuff about Japanese crafts. It is well worth the visit with a good gift shop as well. Clean toilets nearby.More

Thank John D
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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 11 April 2018

Thank you for coming to our museum and for your kind comment. We are glad you’ve found it in spite of its confusing location. Our staff is happy to hear that you liked the gift shop and we are sure that Miyako Messe convention center...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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