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Experience Hall / Accommodation Experience (Training) Facility Spots in Kurama / Kibune / Ohara Area

  • Registered National Cultural Asset Nishijin Tondaya
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Omiya street Ichijo Ru
    This workshop facility is in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. Built in 1885, it's a Kyoto merchant townhouse that once housed the kimono wholesaler Tondaya. It was designated as a national Registered Tangible Cultural Properties in 1999. It's a great venue for learning about the traditional customs of Kyoto and having cultural experiences like dressing up kimonos and serving tea. They also offer tours where they show you around inside the townhouse.
  • Yamadamatsu Incense-Wood (Kyoto Main Shop)
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kageyukoujichou 164 Muromachi Commercial Lower Sales
    Yamadamatsu Incense-Wood is an incense specialty shop located in Kyoto's Kamigyo Ward. It sells several varieties of incense sticks made from aromatic wood. The shop contains an area where customers can buy made-to-order incense and try their hand at making their own sachets or neriko incense. Customers come from all over Japan and the world to patronize this shop.


  • Society of Ohara Tourism and Conservation
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku Ohararaikoincho 81-2
    An organization that handles sightseeing inquiries in the Kyoto and Ohara area including the Sanzen-in Temple and Jakko-in Temple. You can also try wearing the traditional Oharame clothing that women from Ohara wear while working. Oharame was the name for the local women who would travel to Kyoto balancing firewood atop their head to peddle in the city. The design is said to originate from a Heian Period outfit. Children's sizes are available allowing parents and children to experience this dress up opportunity together. Some shops offer discounts to tourists dressed in the Oharame outfit and so it's a frequent site to see women strolling around town dressed like this.
  • Katufumi
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Shakenagayacho 676-2
    A geisha house where you can try dressing as a maiko located in Kamishichiken, Kyoto's oldest geisha quarter. You can wear kimono, obi belts, and ornate kanzashi hairpins that were actually used by maiko and geisha. Groups are served individually so reservations are required. While your make-up is done and your getting dressed you can learn things about the world of the geisha that aren't commonly known, from the differences between geisha and maiko to the etiquette of the geisha quarter. They also run the hidden Kyomachiya BAR out of a refurbished teahouse where you can enjoy a drink at the sunken counter or in a tatami room.
  • Akari Design Workshop
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Shimonocho 422
  • Kyotumamizaikutaikenshoyururi Workshop ototuan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamibambachou 103
  • nippongataikensho emaki
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojikamibambachou 33
  • Kadou
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    Betrayer Noriyuki temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Tokyo District Jofukuji east Nyuru
  • Seishinan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ichijoujitakenouchichou 23
  • Nishijinkurashino Art Museum kunitorokuyukeibunkazai tomitaya
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Tokyo District on Omiya street one Article Lumpur
  • Saiken Art Museum Chashitukokoan
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 6-3


  • Kyoshikkimakietaiken Workshop makieheiya
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    Betrayer Noriyuki temple, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Tokyo District Senbonhigashi Nyuru Shin'inokuma cho 415

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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