I think Kyoto is really good.
Is it because of its beautiful townscape with a charm of ancient city, the historic shrines and temples, and delicious restaurants/cafes?
Surely, those are the reasons too, but there is Nishijin.
Although decreased in number, there are still shops, studios and the skilled craftsmen gathering at Nishijin, which are to do with dyeing and weaving.
It would be reassuring to have somewhere close to you where you can visit and have a talk at any time when you are stuck and worried, looking for something, or have something in mind that you wish to try.