Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan, Kyoto

4.3
#5 of 90 in Museums in Kyoto
Familiarize yourself with the techniques and history of local handicrafts at Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan. Admire exhibits covering dozens of categories and over 500 samples of traditional crafts, such as textiles, ceramics, pottery, paintings, weapons, musical instruments, and devotional artifacts. English signage and descriptions will help you understand the collection, and you can also watch video examples and live demonstrations with artisans using traditional tools and methods. Be sure to stop by the gift shop to pick up a unique souvenir inspired by the collection. Take the guesswork out of planning a Kyoto vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • This small museum was delightful. Several crafts were explained and how they were made such as lacquer, kimonos, dyeing cloth, ceramics, calligraphy, instruments. There were also artisans at work that...  more »
  • This museum is at first unassuming. Stuck in the basement of a modern building it is hard to see how extensive it is. However once you get going from room to room you find an amazing collection of cra...  more »
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  • Free entrance museum with awesome traditional crafts exhibits. There was good room to move around without being in the way or happening to destroy stuff. The things that are presented are very cool and really impressive. Good mix between movie-presentation, ordinary exhibits and some interactive exhibits.
  • Free! And better than the paid museums we went to. But we also like crafts so that may be why. Anyway great history. Neat displays. Good gift shop.
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