Explore the fabric of Nishijin
Nishijin is the traditional textile-manufacturing district of Kyoto. The sound of weaving can be heard on the streets even now. Nishijin has developed a unique culture through the years, and you will touch this by visiting studios and shrines and savoring sweets.
Seimei jinja shrine
The name of this shrine came from Abeno Seimei, a legendary fortune-teller in the Heian period. It is said that he could tell the future by his massive knowledge of astrology and the principles of Ying and Yang. Since a novel based on his life was released in the past decade, this shrine became a hot spot for Japanese tourists. Another reason many locals come here is to get pure and tasty water from its spring.
Nishijin textile center.
Nishijin has been a central place for the manufacture of kimono textile and fabrics for many years. This museum allows you to learn and explore the Nishijin traditional dyeing techniques that were passed down by artisans for hundred of years. You can see the production process of kimono textiles through a demonstration by skillful artisans. Its museum shop offers a variety of kimono and traditional Japanese accessories.
This Kyoto-style Sweets Centre offers you a chance to learn about Japanese sweets through a variety of attractions. You will learn that Kyoto-style sweets were developed to fit the elegant lives of aristocrats, as well to complement the art of the tea ceremony. You can join their tea ceremony and enjoy their sweets and tea.