Crafting Kimono Accessory Tour

JPY 7,000~
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Make an accessory out of Nishijin textile, Japan’s finest woven fabric

Despite its huge popularity among tourists, the material side of kimono is not so well known as well as the fact that a district where produces finest kimono’s obi sash is situated in the north west part of Kyoto city. The tour visits an obi sash’s designer in the district to learn its laborious production process and craft an accessory out of the woven fabric.

Tour Details

1.Go to Nishijin district in Kyoto city, where one of Japan’s most gorgeous and sophisticated weaving industry is based.

Nishijin textile
learn its process

2.Be met by a host who makes a kimono’s obi sash with the fabric and learn 500 year history of the industry. (5 min.)

3.See and touch some of the Nishijin textiles, silk yarns, and design sheets to understand how kimono’s obi sash is woven. (15 min.)

silk yarn
make a bow

4.Make an accessory using a piece of Nishijin fabric after picking a project from a hair tie, a brooch and a multi-purpose ring. (45 min.)

5.Try tying mizuhiki, Japanese paper cord to attach it on the center of your project. (15min.)

Japanese paper cord


Tour Price
2 people 7,800 yen p.p
3 people 7,600 yen p.p
4 people 7,400 yen p.p
5 people 7,200 yen p.p
6 people 7,000 yen p.p
Tour Style
Departs & Finish
Kyoto Station (or your hotel in the central part of the city)
A Nishijin textile workshop
Nearest station
Subway Kitaoji Station
Subway and car
Travel time
20 minutes (one way)
Staying time at the venue
1.5 hours
Age restriction
From 12 years old. Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults
Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Req. per Booking
2-6 guests
Req. to Run Tour
2 guests
Transportation fee, guiding and lesson fee, all materials travel insurance

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  1. Depending on operational circumstances, certain tour dates may be cancelled, or tour operation may cease entirely.
  2. At the meeting point, please show your reservation confirmation sheet in any form.
  3. Whether you will be sitting on a chair or a floor is subject to the number of guests joining the tour.
  4. Guests are asked to read the Booking Policy & Terms & Conditions before booking.