Kyoto Shibori Museum

Kyoto Shibori Museum: Hours, Address, Kyoto Shibori Museum Reviews: 5/5

Kyoto Shibori Museum
5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kyoto Shibori Museum is located southeast of Nijo castle; 5-min. walk from subway Nijojo-mae station; Adults 800yen; Open: 9:00-17:00; Shibori arts, tools and samples of shibori are displayed. You can try on shibori kimono in a quick and simple way for FREE. Shibori class in English is available(reservation recommended); silk scarf: from 3,850yen, approx 30-min. Museum shop: variety of original shibori items, scarves, bags, fabrics and souvenirs are sold at the reasonable price. Museum for all textile lovers on this planet.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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Becca M
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Dye course with free admission to Museum & Exhibition
Mar 2020 • Couples
Our Itajime course was amazing, we learnt a lot about the craft and the staff were very kind and knowledgable and had no problem answering a lot of questions.
Had a wonderful morning folding and then dying our scarfs in their very cute dyeshop. it was lovely to learn about the intricate processes they use to make kimonos and we are still shocked at the length of time it takes to ready the fabric for dying(up to 3 years!)
The museum upstairs is great too, you get to watch a video explaining every type of Shabori with examples shown in the museum.
Beautiful work overall to see & happy to take a slice of it home! Thank you!
Written 12 March 2020
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Emily H
8 contributions
Fantastic afternoon!
Aug 2019
I stumbled upon this place when looking for something to do one afternoon. Was so happy I did! A friend and I did the silk dyeing experience and had a blast with the kind teacher. For those of you who don't speak Japanese, the docent the day of our trip spoke excellent English and explained the history and method of shibori in detail.

A great experience for those looking to take a step back from the crowded main streets of Kyoto!
Written 16 January 2020
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nobumasayoshioka
Thank you for your comment. This is great to hear that you had fun and spent a nice time in the museum. Thank you so much for your feedback.
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Emma K
Newcastle, Australia23 contributions
Excellent experience
Jan 2020
The Shibori workshop was a highlight of my trip. I arrived at 10 am and was able to immediately attend a Shibori workshop with an instructor who spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable. As I was the only English speaker there I got a private class. It was great to be able to try my hand at this ancient craft. Following the class I got a private tour of the small museum, I did not realise there were so many techniques. If you enjoy craft I highly recommend doing a class.
Written 14 January 2020
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nobumasayoshioka
Thank you for your comment. This is great to hear that you had fun and spent a nice time in the museum. We try our best to keep this tradition. Thank you so much for your feedback.
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A delightful experience
Dec 2019
I had a truly delightful time making my own scarf. The instructor spoke great english and was friendly and helpful. Making the scraf was only part of the experience and it was very interesting to watch how the Shibori craft is done. There were also the most exquisite kimino and tapestries on view in the museum. A truly wonderful way to spend some time in this beautiful city. Thank you
Written 12 December 2019
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Matisse08
Victoria, Australia136 contributions
A very interesting and rewarding experience
Nov 2019
I visited the museum late November. The staff were very helpful. We travelled with a friend who had no knowledge of the technique. She left feeling that she got excellent value for money,and she learnt lots about the techniques. She now has an appreciation of the quality of the work. I was shown some techniques that I was not familiar with, even though I had not elected to take a class in shibori,due to a lack of time.
Written 2 December 2019
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Halide69
Ballina, Australia85 contributions
Great little museum and Shibori class. They love tourists!
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited this little museum today, she did a half hour Shibori class and made her own silk scarf. We were then given a tour (small cost) which included a very interesting video of how the Japanese make their amazing Shibori material. The detail and patience to required is incredible. The museum is located a short walk from Nijo Castle so you could kill two birds with one stone. I was surprised how well the staff spoke English and how happy they were to make our visit enjoyable. Great way to spend an hour or two in Kyoto.
Written 21 November 2019
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Hanniedutch
Copenhagen, Denmark40 contributions
Shibori
Oct 2019 • Solo
One of a kind exhibition with exquisite colours and shibori tevhniques of Kyoto region.worth visiting if you like textiles and appreciate skills of anancient technique. They speak English
Written 20 October 2019
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wendyjw
Uralla29 contributions
A great place to visit
A wonderful place to visit, friendly and helpful people and a amazing displays of Shibori and lots for sale. I ended up with a beautiful silk scarf, even though I wasn't expecting to be able to do a class as we were just walking in on off the street. They also showed us a very informative video. It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours with a gorgeous souvenir as well. Definitely recommend a visit. It's small but packed with interesting displays & products. Easy to get to on the Subway/ Metro, we were staying near Kyoto station.
Written 18 July 2019
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Stephanie C
3 contributions
Wonderful experience with a beautiful art form
Jun 2019 • Solo
I had a great time taking this shibori scarf class and touring the museum. I learned about this beautiful art form and came home with a nice souvenir. The two gentlemen that run this small museum were very charming and a thoroughly enjoyed the whole visit.
Written 12 June 2019
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John K
Honolulu, HI5 contributions
Shibori workshop
May 2019
The shibori workshop, conducted in English, went through all the steps of making a shibori design in an understandable and enjoyable manner. And each participant got a silk scarf to take home.
Written 4 June 2019
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