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About Marumasu Nishimuraya

Marumasu Nishimura outdoor view

For a moment, feel Kyoto’s history through this traditional art.

Standing at the edge of the street, take a step onto the stepping stones. laid out in the narrow alleyway, and let them lead you to the back where you can find our workshop.

The long and narrow alleyway structure is called “うなぎの寝床” (Unaginonedoko) which translates to “eel bed” and this structure is unique to kyomachiya.

Marumasu Nishimuraya’s original structure is about 100 years since it was built early 1920’s. In 2000, renovations were performed to make better use of the space available and renovation took place mainly using traditional construction methods.

Come and see historical Kyoto and feel Kyoto’s charm blend into your everyday life.

Since this is Kyoto, you can have experiences unique to Kyoto, and buy items you can only buy here in Kyoto.

Here at Marumasu Nishimuraya, we offer workshops for Kyo-Yuzen and furoshiki wrapping, our shop MAYU where we sell original goods and the kyomachiya MAHORA Gallery.

Through experiencing Kyo-Yuzen, we want to spread Japanese traditional culture and introduce people from all over the world to traditional crafts.

Kyomachiya MAYU Store info

Kyomachiya Shop Mayu

Kyo-Yuzen and traditional modern goods store

This shop sells a variety of handmade Japanese goods, such as coin purses, pouches, bags made from original materials and Kyoto souvenirs.


Business hours: 9:00~18:00

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Machiya Gallery

Kyomachiya Mahora is a gallery for renting a very calm space with a quaint atmosphere of a machiya, with beams, pillars, floors, and warm earthen walls that make you feel the season.

It can be used as a free space for 2 days, not only for solo exhibitions and group exhibitions, but also for classrooms and exhibitions.

Visits are accepted at any time. Please feel free to contact us, including availability.


Business hours: 9:00~18:00

Marudein Shoe Studio
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The small shoe studio on the way from the alley to the back is [Oike shoe studio] of Marutein shoe studio based in Yawata city, Kyoto. We are open to make custom shoes, shoe classes, and hands-on classes.

In addition, as a share factory (rental workshop), several workshops make shoes and bags and hold classes every day of the week.

Marute stamp shoe studio

[Yawata Shoe Studio]

〒614-8367 Kyoto-fu, Yawata-shi, Otokoyama Nagasawa 16-8, Park Heights 101

Telephone (Yawata Shoe Studio): 075-983-0213



Business hours: Please contact the above.


Rojioku Garden 168 Cafe (Iroha)

A cafe and bar hidden away in the kyomachiya. The “Obanzai” lunch (Kyoto style meal with many side dishes) made of course with delicious Kyoto vegetables is very popular. You can spend your lunch or break time at ease here.

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Rojioku Garden 168 Cafe

Telephone: 075-251-1010


Business hours: 11:00~15:00 / 18:00~23:00


About us

Exterior of Kyomachiya Mayu

Marumasu Nishimuraya Co., Ltd. operates the Kyoto Yuzen Experience Studio and the Kyomachiya "cocoon".

Originally founded over 100 years ago as a business of hand-painted Yuzen, we want more people to know the world of dyeing and at the same time have a memorable Yuzen experience. We have started the Yuzen Experience Studio.

At the same time, as part of the regional revitalization, we have also opened a complex facility with the Kyomachiya "cocoon" that will regenerate the declining townhouses and excite visitors.

Through the creation of unique value that can only be experienced at Marumasu Nishimuraya, all employees will strive to provide excitement and joy to as many customers as possible.

We look forward to your continued support and patronage.

Marumasu Nishimuraya Co., Ltd. Representative Director Kuniyasu Nishimura

Traditional craftsman  Yoshio Nishimura

Engaged in Yuzen dyeing at Nishimura Kogei Dyeing Co., Ltd., which has been in business for over 100 years.

In 1993, "Kyoyuzen Experience Studio Marumasu Nishimuraya" was launched.

In 1996, certified as a traditional dyeing craftsman by the Minister of International Trade and Industry (currently the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry).

It's been almost 30 years since I opened the experience workshop, and every time I see the customers who have experienced it happy to go home, I always feel deep emotion. We will continue to make efforts to make our customers even more happy, so please drop in at Marumasu Nishimuraya when you come to Kyoto.


We look forward to welcoming you.

Company Profile

Company name

Marumasu Nishimuraya



Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku, Oike-dori, Tsuboya-cho 457

Established in

April 1993


3 million yen


Kyo-Yuzen workshop, furoshiki wrapping, chopsticks making, Kyomachiya MAYU shop, including planning, manufacturing and selling Japanese miscellaneous products.

Main clients

JTB Corporation, Kinki Nippon Tourist, Nippon Travel Agency Co. Ltd, Tobu Top Tours, JR Tokai Tours, ANA Sales(Currently Ana X Inc)

Main Bank

Kyoto Chuo Shinyo Nishi-Oike Branch




Nishimura Matsunosuke Hand-Dyeing Yuzen started.


Nishimura Craft Dyeing Co. Ltd. was established.


Yoshio Nishimura, third generation, inherits the business.


Marumasu Nishimura is established along Nishimura Craft Dyeing and Yoshio Nishimura is president of the new company. Kyo-Yuzen workshop experience was also started.


Yoshio Nishimura is certified as a traditional craftsman.


Kyomachiya MAYU is renovated and starts operation.


Launched original brand “MAYU Marumasu Nishimuraya”.


Certified as a “Business that utilizes local industries and resources” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry

2011, March

Certified by Kyoto Prefectural center for Small and Medium Enterprises as a model company for the implementation of “Wisdom Management”.

2013, April

Launched Kyomachiya MAYU shop, including planning, manufacturing and selling Japanese miscellaneous products.

2018, December

Kuniyasu Nishimura becomes representative director.

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