Itajime Shibori Scarf Class | Located A 3-minute Walk From Nijo Castle - Kyoto

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr
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  • Departure Time :
    9am, 11am, 1pm, or 3pm (select when booking)
  • Departure Details :
    1: Kyoto, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki
    2: Kyoto Shibori Museum, 135-5 Shikiamichō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8261, Japan
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Learn how to make your own shibori scarf in Japan during a 30- to 60-minute class. Shibori art pieces, tools, and samples are displayed at the Kyoto Shibori Museum, which you can explore while your piece dries. In the museum shop, admire a variety of original items, souvenirs, and fabrics. Select a morning or afternoon time when booking.


  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Stop At: Kyoto Shibori Museum, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki

Travelers can see and learn shibori (the oldest dyeing method in Japan) and will have deeper appreciation of Japanese hand crafts.

Duration: 1 hour


Guided tour of the museum

Kimono-fitting service

Entry/Admission - Kyoto Shibori Museum


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks


Additional Info

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 travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Mar-2020

    Our Itajime course was amazing, we learnt a lot about the craft and the staff were very kind and knowledgable and had no problem answering a lot of questions. Had a wonderful morning folding and then dying our scarfs in their very cute dyeshop. it was lovely to learn about the intricate processes they use to make kimonos and we are still shocked at the length of time it takes to ready the fabric for dying(up to 3 years!) The museum upstairs is great too, you get to watch a video explaining every type of Shabori with examples shown in the museum. Beautiful work overall to see & happy to take a slice of it home! Thank you!

  • 16-Jan-2020

    I stumbled upon this place when looking for something to do one afternoon. Was so happy I did! A friend and I did the silk dyeing experience and had a blast with the kind teacher. For those of you who don't speak Japanese, the docent the day of our trip spoke excellent English and explained the history and method of shibori in detail. A great experience for those looking to take a step back from the crowded main streets of Kyoto!

  • 12-Dec-2019

    I had a truly delightful time making my own scarf. The instructor spoke great english and was friendly and helpful. Making the scraf was only part of the experience and it was very interesting to watch how the Shibori craft is done. There were also the most exquisite kimino and tapestries on view in the museum. A truly wonderful way to spend some time in this beautiful city. Thank you

  • 22-Oct-2019

    Activité très sympa en famille, facile et bien expliquée en anglais. super acceuil, visite du musée intéressante.

  • 18-May-2019

    We spent a couple of hours here. We participated in a class where we tie dyed a beautiful silk scarf and then toured the museum. The video was really helpful in explaining how complicated the process is in creating shibori items. Lots of fun items in the gift shop that were reasonably priced. Plus we went home with our own silk scarfs! The instructor was friendly and really helpful. Don’t miss this!

  • 28-Jan-2019

    This was so much fun and I love the idea that you have the scarf as a souvenir afterwards too. The people at the Shibori Museum are so wonderful and nice, the class was great, my husband enjoyed doing it too, and while you wait for your scarf to dry you tour the small museum. Really nice to experience some of Kyoto's ancient culture.

  • 15-Nov-2018

    My mom and I have been to Kyoto several times and were looking for something different to do. She came across this class on Viator, and we signed up. We had so much fun making our shibori scarves and learned a lot in the upstairs of the museum. I highly recommend this class! The people were all very nice and helpful too!

  • 02-Nov-2018

    If you’re into arts and crafts this class is for you. Nina our teacher was very nice and patient helping us dye our scarves. She explained the step by step process in achieving our desired design. After the class we were also shown a short video on the history of shibori and how the more complicated designs were made. Very impressive. We had fun in this class and best of all you get to bring home your work of art as souvenir.

  • 04-Oct-2018

    Loved the class and learning how to make a scarf. Fun trying on the kimono too. All staff were very helpful and welcoming.

  • 09-Sep-2018

    lovely helpful people loved my scarf

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