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Japanese Traditional Weaving Experience in Kyoto

Tour this traditional textile weaving studio and take part in a hands-on weaving session.


Since ancient times, the word “Nishiki” has been used in Japan to describe things of exceptional beauty. In silk weaving, Nishiki is considered to be silk of the highest woven quality, highly revered amongst craftsmen. Studio Koho honours this tradition, using techniques they cultivated over four generations. Heizo Tatsumura, the first generation weaver of Studio Koho, conceived many original weaving techniques and held nearly 30 patents.

You will visit their workshop and see Nishiki textile art works, re-created ancient weavings, ancient tall looms and tapestries. You will tour six different rooms including the Woven Accessory Boutique.


You will then participate in a hands-on weaving session, where you will experience making a "plain weave" on a traditional hand loom. You will weave a single coloured plain woven piece (10cm x 10cm) which you can take home with you afterwards.


• Learn about traditional Japanese weaving techniques
• Tour a renowned weaving studio and hear stories from the masters of the art
• Watch the experts at work
• Try weaving your own pattern on a traditional loom


• Please remove shoes for most rooms in tour
• Food and drinks are prohibited inside
• One single restroom available
• Building contains two flights of stairs
• Chair seating is available
• Minimum height requirement of participants: approx. 120cm

  Price ¥6,000 per person

Plain weaving loom weaving experience is 6,000 yen per person.
You will receive a postcard of the original brocade weaving work.
You will be given a commemorative photo of you sitting on a precious loom, which is a reconstruction of an ancient handloom from over 1200 years ago that only master craftsmen can handle.

  Duration 90 minutes (approx.)
  Hours of availability

Activity is run all day so please indicate preferred time.


• Entry fee
• Studio tour
• Weaving experience (10cm x 10cm)
• Commemorative photo
• Postcard


• Transportation
• Food and drink
• Souvenirs

  Participants 1-2

Arrival Point

Koho Tatsumura
25 shimonogishi-cho shichiku kitaku Kyoto,Japan 603-8107

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