Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, Kyoto

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Familiarize yourself with the techniques and history of local handicrafts at Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design. Admire exhibits covering dozens of categories and over 500 samples of traditional crafts, such as textiles, ceramics, pottery, paintings, weapons, musical instruments, and devotional artifacts. English signage and descriptions will help you understand the collection, and you can also watch video examples and live demonstrations with artisans using traditional tools and methods. Be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick up a unique souvenir inspired by the collection. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • it was better 10 years ago, handwork, exquisite work is vvv expensive in kyoto, a genuine boutieu will charge £ 2500 for a pure kyoto indigo dyed of the aubergine color, designer prices, just for a...  more »
  • Really worth spending some time here. The Japanese crafts are so delicate and perfect. Items of wood, lacquer, inlay and metal. Gift items as well.  more »
  • Free entrance museum with awesome traditional crafts exhibits. There was good room to move around without being in the way or happening to destroy stuff. The things that are presented are very cool and really impressive. Good mix between movie-presentation, ordinary exhibits and some interactive exhibits.
  • Free! And better than the paid museums we went to. But we also like crafts so that may be why. Anyway great history. Neat displays. Good gift shop.
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