• Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Kyoto Shibori Museum
  • Kyoto Shibori Museum

Kyoto Shibori Museum

京都絞り工芸館
  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English
  • Accepted Credit Cards
    Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB, UnionPay Card, Discover Card
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free

Description

Shibori (dyeing) has been used for kimono and accessories for the past 1300 years, particularly popular with women. Its unique unevenness is a high-quality dyeing technique handed down for generations.

The Kyoto Shibori Museum is a shibori gallery and workshop rare even in Japan, located a five-minute walk from Nijo Castle. There are five types of shibori workshops available, and scarf-dyeing is our most popular workshop. A scarf can be completed in 0.5-1 hour, and can be taken home on the day.
While the fabric is drying after dyeing, you can take your time looking around the museum. There are materials introducing the history of shibori, equipment used for learning complex techniques and videos showing the shibori process. A staff member will explain about these displays in an easy-to-understand way. Of course, it's possible to just view the museum without workshop participation, so you can drop by for a visit (museum viewing will take about 30 minutes). Foreign visitors can also try on a kimono for free.

Our staff can speak English, and many of our visitors are from overseas. Why don't you wear your dyed scarf and take a stroll around Kyoto?

Location Information

  • Address

    Kyoto 127, Shikiamicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8261

  • Nearest Station
    Nijojomae Station
    ・ Tozai Line
    Exit 1
    5 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    075-221-4252
    Available languages
    English
  • Hours
    Every day 9:00am - 5:00pm
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed
    Irregular holidays
    *Closes on the same day as the facility
  • Budget
    500 JPY - 5,000 JPY
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free
  • Public Site
    Official Site
  • Multilingual Staff
    English
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English
  • Accepted Credit Cards
    Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, American Express, JCB, UnionPay Card, Discover Card

Further Facilities & Services

  • Tax-Free Counter
  • Baggage Room
  • Children Allowed
  • Washroom: available
  • Parking Lot: available

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※ The above information was correct at the time of updating, but there may be changes to actual prices. Please confirm the current prices when visiting.