The Orinasu-kan is tucked away in a corner of Nishijin, the historic center of textile manufacturing in Kyoto. This museum offers exhibits on the area's history as well as a chance to see craftspeople in action as they hand weave textiles. Fabric enthusiasts will enjoy the various Japanese textiles displayed here, including some traditional Noh theater costumes.
The structure itself is a notable piece of traditional Japanese architecture as it was renovated from an old Nishijin building.
In contrast with the often-crowded Nishijin Textile Center, Orinasu-kan has a calm and quiet atmosphere, ideal for taking in the stunning fabrics on display.
Across the street you can find the Susamei-sha building, where you can admire a selection of gorgeous kimono on display.
Opening hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Sunday
Admission: Adults: ¥500 Children: ¥350
The Orinasukan Museum is located in Kyoto which can be accessed by bus plus a short walk from Kyoto station.
Take bus number nine from Kyoto Station to Horikawa Imadegawa Bus Stop. It's a 10 minute walk from there.