Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design
About Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design - formerly the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts (Fureaikan) - is an incredibly detailed free museum featuring beautiful examples and explanations of a range of different local crafts. Local artisans offer demonstrations of differing techniques, with different crafts on show each day of the week.
Just south of the Heian Jingu Shrine, the museum it is easily missed in the basement floor of Kyoto’s large City Industrial Hall space.
Each day the museum welcomes local artisans who work from the museum and showcase their techniques. The demonstrations change daily, ranging across many local crafts including dyeing, jewellery, ceramics, and lacquerware, through to crafting altars and confectionary.
The museum also includes a shop where a wide range of locally handmade crafts can be purchased, and a bright cafe, perfect for lunch or a break while watching Kyoto pass by.