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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan

9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-762-2670
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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 capital, was established in 794 as Heian-kyo, and developed as the center of politics, culture and industry. Throughout history, Kyoto has kept taking in new ideas, while at the same time keeping the old ones, and has created various kinds of crafts by utilizing the advantage of a sophisticated design sense coupled with an advanced local economy. The Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts is the place where many people discover the industry and culture of Kyoto as well as being introduced to the beauty and technique that have been inherited here.
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9-1 Okazakiseishojicho, Sakyo-ku | B1F Miyakomesse, Kyoto 606-8343, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a free museum in the basement and around the corner from the Kyoto National Museum. The museum showcases local craftsmanship from Kyoto. The displays are also in English and are very well done. There is an amazing gift shop at the end and...More

Thank Mahalo123
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a wonderful introduction to traditional Japanese crafts with an emphasis on those in Kyoto. Located near Heian Jingu it is located in the basement of a large building that hosts events and conventions. There are not very good signs, so it's a little...More

2  Thank Todd2PS
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and warmful comment!As your said,we have to try to make our sign stand out more. We look forward to seeing you here again!!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

It was interesting to see one artist meticulously drawing on a plate, and overall the display of crafts made this museum a very good stop.

1  Thank lespes
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and warmful comment.We look forward to seeing you here again!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Excellent areas to learn about the importance to preserve the traditional arts and the historical values of this cultural treasure

Thank ericcbimmoy
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. We are looking forward to seeing you here again!!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

They have vary of japanese arts like golden leaf, traditional umbrella, magic mirror and so many things that can surprised us.

Thank _asih_zuni
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. We have 500 or more samples, 74 categories of Kyoto handicrafts. Please visit us again if you come to Kyoto next time!

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I am very impressed with the museum and how they work together with artisans to promote Kyoto culture and handicrafts.More

Thank Wai K
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. One of our missions is to pass the traditional cultures and techniques down to the next generation.We hope everyone realize the sriousness of the situation we face now. We are looking...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

What a gem this gallery is. We arrived at opening time and we were the only ones there for some while. The traditional crafts are wood working, ceramics, metal. Sculpture, jewellery, furniture, ceramic items are all of extremely high quality. Many of the objects were...More

2  Thank GandTtravel
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This museum was just fascinating for all of us. The Japanese crafts and arts over the centuries are so interesting and intricate. We wish we could have spent more time here. FREE admission makes it even more of a treat. Great way to learn the...More

Thank 250Todd
Fureaikan, Kyoto crafts promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear 250Todd, Thank you so much for coming to our museum and for your kind review. Please visit us again if you come to Kyoto next time!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

This museum is well worth a visit. The best part was watching people at work creating a variety of different traditional crafts. The English signage was good, and there were a number of explanatory videos. And it's free!More

2  Thank MS06
Fureaikan, Kyoto crafts promoter at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Dear MS06, Thank you so much for your visit to our museum and for your kind review! It will encourage other art & craft lovers to visit it for sure! Fureaikan is the best place for discovering Kyoto traditional crafts all at once. We are...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Everyone is curious about the geisha of Kyoto, more properly called maiko or geiko. Visit this wonderful museum to learn about the traditional Kyoto crafts and arts of which the geisha culture is an stellar example. You can learn about woodworking, pottery, weaving, kimono and...More

1  Thank FlorafromHawaii
Fureaikan, マネージャー at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for coming our museum.And we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our exhibit and Maiko & Geiko stage. We hope our customers enjoy watching Maiko & Geiko performance casually and be interested in traditional culture and crafts. We are looking forward to...More

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HiloAmy
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Response from Todd2PS | Reviewed this property |
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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Yuting L
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Response from Fureaikan | Property representative |
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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