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Kyoto Shibori Museum is located southeast of Nijo castle; 5-min. walk from subway Nijojo-mae station; 500yen; 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...more
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127 Shikiamicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8261, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-221-4252
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the class and learning how to make a scarf. Fun trying on the kimono too. All staff were very helpful and welcoming.

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a Shibori Kimono so was interested to see what they did—-their pieces are a lot more detailed/complicated than my kimono. They have a really great video showing the process and their staff was very accommodating. The hour visit was perfect. I’d highly recommend...More

Thank Morna P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this place expecting to see a lot more examples of the shibori technique and although the examples on show were good [even if jammed together in a small area] and I was able to photograph them, it wasn't quite the learning experience...More

Thank lightfan
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This museum was definitely one of our best experiences in Kyoto! Such an interesting place, I most certainly recommend it. The museum allows you to learn about Shibori through an intro video, on top of fantastic guidance from Shibori masters at the museum, going through...More

Thank Ella_A1
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

I signed up for an English scarf dying class. Nina was fantastic. Her English is perfect (She studied in USA). I was the only person in the class. After completing my scarf, hubbie and I toured the exhibit upstairs while waiting for the scarf to...More

2  Thank christinerd
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Loved the sensei who spoke English so well; liked the interesting hands-on experience with clamping and dying. Pace of the class was just right & the unfolding ceremony was a nice surprise; made my finished piece even more special. The included tour of the museum...More

Thank kdsumida
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The class was fun and very engaging. Many different designs and colors to choose from. While you wait for your scarf to dry, you can look at some beautiful products for sale showing an immense amount of skill.

Thank David I
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We absolutely loved the Shibori scarf making class. We folded, clamped and dyed silk scarfs using traditional methods and left with beautiful scarfs. Enjoyed the museum and learning about the methods used to make beautiful fabrics used to make Kimono and many other things. Loved...More

Thank cindyq2
Reviewed 12 April 2018

There were just the two of us in our Shibori making class. We learned two different shibori techniques for binding our designs and then put them in a dye bath. While we were waiting for our creations to dry we watched a fascinating video that...More

1  Thank jacquiehoward2017
Reviewed 2 January 2018

My 2 daughters (11 and 13 years old) and I did a class at this great little museum recently. It was really fascinating to learn about this amazing craft from skilled craftspeople. The three of us had a lovely time and we all got a...More

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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
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Lindsay H
18 May 2016|
Response from ryoshimada | Property representative |
Hello, We are the Kyoto Shibori Museum. We are open on Sunday, though there might be no one who can speak English on weekends. Please E-mail us to check if there is someone who speaks English or visit the museum on weekdays... More
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