Nishijin Textile Centre

Long considered to be symbolic of Kyoto, the beautiful fabrics of the Nishijin district have a history dating back over a thousand years. The Nishijin Textile Center, centrally located in Imadegawa, is a modern building where demonstrations and exhibits are held on the theme of the traditional Nishijin textile industry.

In addition to regular kimono shows are hand-weaving demonstrations and a display of historical materials. It is the perfect place to take in the beauty of gorgeous Nishijin textiles and to learn about the fascinating process behind the making of kimono.