Nishijin

Nishijin information

Location
Kyoto , Japan
Address
Nishijin
Getting there
Bus: Kyoto City Bus 9 to the Horikawa-Imadegawa stop
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Nishijin is Kyoto’s traditional textile centre, the source of all those dazzling kimono fabrics and obi (kimono sashes) that you see being paraded about town. The area is famous for Nishijin-ori (Nishijin weaving). There are quite a few machiya (traditional Japanese town houses) in this district, so it’s a good place simply to wander. The next three sights are all in Nishijin.