Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts

Local Specialities Local Crafts Discover traditional regional crafts created by talented craftsmen dedicated to keeping their creative traditions alive

Japan's regional crafts are painstakingly crafted using highly-refined techniques evolved over centuries.

As you travel Japan, keep your eyes peeled for one-of-a-kind crafts, textiles and carvings. Ideal as gifts or as mementos of your trip, they make star Japan purchases that can be treasured for a lifetime. From internationally acclaimed pottery and ultra-lightweight lacquerware to handcrafted silks, the regional areas of Japan are treasure troves of artisanal works.

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