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Tango Chirimen Textile Road
A 300-Year History of Weaving Silk Crepe Textiles

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STORY

The old Tango Province in northern Kyoto Prefecture has long been known for its textile production, and visitors to the area are welcomed by the rattling sound of weaving looms.
Tango Chirimen, a form of flat-woven silk crepe, was first produced in the Edo period (1603-1868), and became the fabric of choice for yuzen-dyed kimonos due to its softness and being easy to dye.
Even today, the region produces 60% of kimono textiles and is the largest source of production for Japan’s kimono culture.
There are traditional weavers’ residences housing textile studios as well as merchant shops and factories with their distinctive triangular roofs.
By visiting the locally famed Amanohashidate sandbar, made famous from the traditional folk songs of the area, visitors can experience the history and culture of the textile industry that has continued to develop and thrive over the past three centuries.

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CULTURAL PROPERTIES

AREA

Miyatsu City, Kyotango City, Yosano Town, Ine Town (Kyoto Prefecture)

ACCESS

  • Train
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Tokaido Shinkansen)~JR Kyoto Sta.(Sanin Main Line)~JR Fukuchiyama Sta.(Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line)~Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 4hr30min)
    • JR Osaka Sta.(Fukuchiyama Line)~JR Fukuchiyama Sta.(Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line)~Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 2hr10min)
    • JR Kyoto Sta.(Sanin Main Line)~JR Fukuchiyama Sta.(Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line)~Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 2hr)
  • Car
    • From the Tokyo Metropolitan Area to Tokyo IC(Tomei/Meishin Expressway)~Ooyamazaki JCT(Kyoto-Jukan Expressway)~Miyazu-Amanohashidate IC(Approx. 7hr10min)
    • From Osaka Suita JCT(Chugoku Expressway)~Yokawa JCT(Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway)~Ayabe JCT(Kyoto-Jukan Expressway)~Miyazu-Amanohashidate IC(Approx. 2hr)
    • From Kyoto Kyoto-Minami IC(Meishin Expressway)~Ooyamazaki JCT(Kyoto-Jukan Expressway)~Miyazu-Amanohashidate IC(Approx. 1hr30min)
  • Airplane
    • Itami Airport(Nankai railway )~JR Shin-Imamiya Sta.(Kanjo Line)~JR Oosaka Sta.(Fukuchiyama Line)~JR Fukuchiyama Sta.(Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line)~ Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 3hr)
  • Express Bus
    • JR Tokyo Sta.(Express Bus)~JR Fukuchiyama Sta.(Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line)~ Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 8hr30min)
    • JR Osaka Sta.(Express Bus)~ Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 2hr40min)
    • JR Kyoto Sta.(Express Bus)~Amanohashidate Sta.(Approx. 2hr15min)

CONTACT

  • Kyoto ref. Culture and Sports Division
  • TEL:075-414-4181

STORY

Tango Chirimen Textile Road

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