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Marumasu Nishimuraya

446 Tsuboyacho, Ogawadorioikesagaru, Kyoto 604-8276, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-211-3273
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Great! Would do it again!

Was really interesting both for me and my 60 year-old mother. It's not very hard, but the result is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karina J
Create your own masterpiece!

There are a number of dyeing workshops in Kyoto. I chose this shop based on its reasonable price... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
ALawJ
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Our shop is centrally located in downtown Kyoto.Our shop is located within a traditional japanese machiya, which is classic wooden house. You can experience “Kyo-Yuzen Dyeing”, which is one of Kyoto’s traditional craft techniques. Since the patterns are dyed by placing a paper stencil over a piece of fabric, such as a handkerchief, cloth wrapper, T-shirt, you can make an authentic piece, even if this is your first time.
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446 Tsuboyacho, Ogawadorioikesagaru, Kyoto 604-8276, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-211-3273
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really interesting both for me and my 60 year-old mother. It's not very hard, but the result is amazing!

Thank Karina J
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your revew. We are glad that you and your mother felt intersting our workshop. Please come back again to have japanese traditional dying and we are looking for meet you in our studio.

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

There are a number of dyeing workshops in Kyoto. I chose this shop based on its reasonable price and location. Though the website said no English interpretation is available, it turned out that the instructor could speak some English which was really helpful. My girls...More

Thank ALawJ
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, our workshop is not difficult, so everybody can try it and easily experience the traditional culture of Kyoto. If you visit Kyoto again, please stop by our studio and try different course!!

Reviewed 8 December 2016

I found this place online before I got to Japan and booked some time here. They were very welcoming and the activity was fun and easy. I would highly recommend it - no artistic talent needed. They also have some wonderful items in their gift...More

Thank tothelimit
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you for your review!! We are happy to here that you enjoyed our workshop. As you said, we have many items here and still keep making new items, so I hope you can enjoy the next time too. We are looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this place based on TripAdvisor reviews... And it was simply superb !! The staff & the senior sensei (owner ?) were extremely helpful as we all tried our hands at various dyeing objects (bag, t-shirt, tapestry) & designs (kyoto, nature, japanese icons).... Very nice...More

Thank suissunaifu
丸益西村屋 管理者, 営業ディレクター at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2016

Thank you for your review!! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the workshop. Kyoto is getting hotter and more humid, so as you said, it is good to cool off and feel traditional culture inside the studio. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The 2 of us and our 11 year old chose to do the yuzen dying course. We loved it. Essentially, this is about using different fabric dyes and stencils and get beautiful designs on cloth. They have a huge number of stencils to choose from....More

2  Thank BVtraveller
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. We hope it will be one of good memory of your trip.

Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

So glad we took the time to attend the chopstick making course. In 3 hours, we had completed a set of unique and personal chop sticks out a special and fragrant cedar wood. Highly recommend this experience. Wonderful handcrafts store, too.

1  Thank glissade2
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Given that Christmas is just around the corner my son and I took the furoshiki wrapping workshop. We learnt 12 different ways to wrap things using squares of fabric - from boxes of different shapes and sizes to bottles of wine and how to make...More

2  Thank linbinpin
丸益西村屋 管理者, インストラクター at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2015

Thank you for your came to our shop. And we feel to happy what you was said "good." This shop is open, all season. If you come to Kyoto again, Please learn to Japanese culuture more. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 20 April 2015

This workshop is located in a small cafe/house, not far away from Nijo Castle. They can speak english and they offer workshop in various items such as furushiki and dyeing. We tried the dyeing one and it was fun! Too bad they didn't sell the...More

1  Thank zuki12
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2015

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. As you said,ther are many objects you can work here,so if you have a chance to visit us again, please stop by and try other one. We make a stencil...More

Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

I was a little 'templed out' by the end of my trip and so organized a few of these activity workshops to give me a different insight into Japanese culture. Here I took the chopstick making course! I really enjoyed it and think that it...More

Thank amyflanaghan
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2015

Thank you for your review. We`re very glad to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. The workshop of making chopsticks is little bit difficult, but you made very nice chopsticks. Thank you for coming our workshop, and we`re looking forward to see you again.

Reviewed 11 April 2015

Having worked in gift shops for years my daughter and I opted for the Furoshiki wrapping workshop as an alternative to paper wrapping. We were the only two for the lesson and learned 12 different wrapping methods covering A4 boxes, wine bottles and making bags....More

1  Thank LetsPack_58
丸益西村屋 管理者, お客様担当マネージャー at Marumasu Nishimuraya, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2015

Thank you for your review. We`re so happy to hear that you enjoyed our workshop. I hope there`re many opportunities to use techniques that you learned from our workshop. We`re looking forward to see you again!

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lil_ninja87
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Response from glissade2 | Reviewed this property |
When I attended I did notice that there were children participating, however, the ones I say were school-aged. Please reach out to Maurmasu Nishimuraya directly for more info.
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