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The building was originally an over 130 year-old machiya, traditional Japanese townhouse. Due to its weak resistance to earthquakes, the building was dismantled and rebuilt using the original pillars and beams. Consequantly, it transformed into so-called hybrid kyo-machiya with wheelchair-friendly facilities.

Facility name Kyoto Washin-kan
Business hours 9:00AM-6:00PM
Contact information TEL:+81 (0)75 533 6500
FAX:+81 (0)75 533 6511
Address 1-533-3 Yamato-oji shomen sagaru,Higashiyama ward Kyoto 605-0933
Directions train:10 min-walk from Keihan Shichijo Stn.
Take Kyoto City Bus NO.100, 206 or 208 from Kyoto Stn and get off at Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo mae Bus stop. 5 min-walk from the Bus stop.
Overview of the building The Washin-kan’s area is recognized as a historical town, in which there is a huge temple bell, well-known as the trigger of the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
This battle was the significant event that had caused the beginning of the Edo Era.
Japanese old houses remain and the large stone wall of Kyoto National Museum and Houkoku Shrine is preserved as it was at that time. You can enjoy strolling about the town after cultural activities at Kyoto Washin-kan.
All facilities on the ground floor of Kyoto Washin-kan are available to people with disabilities and the stairs were remodeled and a chairlift was installed. Also, there are five restrooms including one wheelchair accessible restroom.
We welcome and support the participation of those with disabilities.

電車:「烏丸御池駅」下車、徒歩5分
〒604-0812 京都市中京区高倉通り二条上る天守町761「わくわく館」
train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812

電車:京阪「七条駅」下車、徒歩10分
バス:「博物館三十三間堂前(バス)」下車、徒歩5分
〒605-0933 京都市東山区大和大路通り正面下る大和大路1丁目533番地3
train:5 min-walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Stn, Exit No.7.
761 Tenshucho, Takakura-dori,Nijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku,Kyoto, Japan 604-0812

Culture Experience Courses at Kyoto-Washin-kanで体験できるコース

  • Extensive Cultural Experience Course

     A reasonably-priced course of 6 shared group programs aimed at providing a comprehensive understanding of Japanese culture during your stay.This is not a private course.

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  • Flower Arrangement+Kimono Course

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  • Kyoto wedding experience

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  • Calligraphy(Private)

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  • Calligraphy

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  • Japanese book binding

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  • Origami(Private)

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  • Flower Arrangement(Private)

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  • Tea Ceremony+Kimono Course

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono. You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the following description on each kimono.

    This program features a tea ceremony experience in kimono. You can choose the kind of kimono from Casual, Semi-formal or Formal. Please refer to the following description on each kimono. Casual

  • Tea Ceremony

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