Kyo-Yuzen Workshop Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Kyo-Yuzen Workshop Marumasu-Nishimuraya © Iry

See the Kyoto crafting experience for yourself.

Kyo-yuzen is one of Kyoto' s traditional crafts, the name of which is derived from its creator Miyazaki Yuzensai in the Edo era. It is a method of kimono dying which uses the time-honored traditions of using crests of arms and embroidery, but also allows for beautiful freeform pictures of flowers, birds and the like. The Marumasu-Nishimuraya Workshop has been doing Kyo-yuzen since its inception almost 100 years ago, and you can experience it for yourself.

You can select your favorite materials for handkerchiefs, folding fans, t-shirts, handbags, wrapping cloths, bags, and store curtains yourself. The price varies by item. The English staff can also provide assistance, so travellers from overseas can enjoy it too. There are also courses including introductory courses and a full scale course, and the courses range in time from 1 to 5 hours. You can also bring your work back the next day as well if you like. From people with plenty of time to people with not much time, from beginners to repeat visitors can choose a course that fits them and enjoy Japanese crafting at their own pace.


Train: On the Kyoto Municipal Subway's Tozai line, it's about 5 minutes get off at Nijojoumae Station.

Description: Kyo-Yuzen Workshop Marumasu-Nishimuraya

Sights Kyo-Yuzen Workshop Marumasu-Nishimuraya (丸益西村屋)
Address 457, Tsuboya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-211-3273 / Fax: 075-221-1967
Duration 3Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Tuesday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Wednesday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Thursday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Friday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Saturday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Sunday:09:00-18:00 (Last entry by: 17:00)
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Groups Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Kyo-Yuzen Workshop Marumasu-Nishimuraya