Discover the art of ‘shibori’ during this 30 to 60-minute scarf-making class in Kyoto. Learn about Japanese culture from your knowledgable guide and become versed in one of the country’s many art forms. Use traditional tools and fabrics to make your scarf, then take this memorable handmade souvenir home with you to show your friends and family.
30- to 60-minute shibori scarf-making class in Kyoto
Learn how to do this unique Japanese craft with the help of a teacher
Choose from Japanese fabrics
Take the memento home with you
Admission fee to the museum
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What To Expect
Kyoto Shibori Museum
1 hour • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 8 years
Adult pricing applies to all ages
Two car parking and bicycle parking spaces are available
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Fun and interesting
Sue_D, Aug 2023
Very interesting practical explanations of the techniques for hand dying and construction of works of art from the fabrics produced. The class was excellent: fun and very pleasing resulting scarves.
Amazing Scarf Making Class
Paul_T, Aug 2023
Irreplicable experience. The staff explained all we needed to do with utmost care and were extremely courteous. Would definitely do again and recommend others to do!
Jennifer_W, Apr 2023
We felt so welcome at the Shibori Museum. We loved making our scarves and walking around the museum. We would definitely recommend this experience to anyone interested in this art
Unique and wonderful
Charlotte_W, Mar 2023
This was a truly great experience! The staff at the museum walked us through every step of the scarf-making process and made sure we knew what we were doing and why. After, we got to learn more about shibori and its history, as well as how the craft is now. It truly felt like a VIP experience, and we got beautiful scarves to take home as well. I can't recommend this enough.
A tiny taste of an amazing craft
Christy_Z, Mar 2023
This was one of my favorite activities that we did for the trip. We got to do a basic shibori scarf with two colors and a clamped pattern. The instructor helped show us what to do and checked our work (and touched up the dye a little where we missed). Then we went upstairs to the little museum, watched a short video on shibori and got to see the tools as well as some amazing finished pieces. They were so complicated and absolutely breathtaking. When we came back down our scarves were dry and ready to take home with us.
Fun experience. Our instructor Nina...
William A, May 2018
Fun experience. Our instructor Nina walked us through the process of dying shibori scarves, then gave us a personal tour of the shibori museum above the classroom. Their instruction and supplies made it surprisingly easy to make a complex scarf design.
We had such a great time, the...
Bask_C, Oct 2017
We had such a great time, the teacher and assistants were fantastic....one of the highlights of our trip so far. Teacher spoke English really well.
A lovely morning spent in the museum...
Chris_J, Sept 2017
A lovely morning spent in the museum with some very lovely people. Highly recommended.
easy to find and easy to do, this...
Rachael_H, June 2016
easy to find and easy to do, this was a great experience and a wonderful souvenir to take back home.
the teacher spoke amazing English and was super easy to follow his instructions.
was so much fun and we super easy to...
Rachael_H, June 2016
was so much fun and we super easy to find and our teacher spoke great english and was a wonderful host
We had a fun time and the twins our...
JANIS_S, Apr 2016
We had a fun time and the twins our hosts were wonderful.