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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 free admission well worth the visit japanese culture craftsmen handicrafts artisan exhibits lacquerware inlaid messe skills
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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.

Thank KatharineCoeur
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank mvidro
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

Thank anka w
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

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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 14 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

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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 14 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

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Fureaikan, Traditional Crafts Promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 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

Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

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Fureaikan, Traditional Crafts Promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

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

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

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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 16 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

Reviewed 14 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

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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 16 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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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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