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5 top locations to enjoy a 'Kimono Experience' nearby Tokyo!

— Discover the five places that where you can wear a Kimono to have a Kimono experience  north of Tokyo —

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① Rent a Kimono made by Yuki-tsumugi (UNESCO Heritage) in 'Oyama'

Japanese: 小山市(栃木県)

Be a Traditional 🌸Japanese Girl in Yuki-tsumugi 👘Kimono!

🎎Enjoy an Immersive Experience of Authentic Japanese Culture 🎎

Along with Japan’s bountiful traditional cultural experiences, 👘wearing kimono stands out as an experience that travelers cannot miss!

Inscribed on 🏛️UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, wearing a high-grade silk textile Yuki-tsumugi Kimono will become your most authentic 🎨 cultural experience in Japan!

‘Oyama Honba Yuki Tsumugi Craft Museum’ outside JR Oyama station offers a wild variety of different Kimonos with the finest-quality for visitors to rent 💗. A dressing assistant will help you put the kimono on and you’re ready to go 🎀! ⏳

What are you waiting for? Let the unique handmade Yuki-tsumugi 👘 kimono take you back into history and 👣walk around the nearby Suga shrine for some 📸photo ops!

Oyama Honba Yuki Tsumugi Craft Museum

1st floor, Roble Building, 3-7-1 Chuo-cho, Oyama-city, Tochigi Pref. 323-0023 Japan

Every Day

(You cannot go outside in Kimono if it the weather is raining)

Please contact the store for more info.

Required – at least one week in advance.

Please contact the store for more info.

[By train]

Take the Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen to Oyama Station. (Not all stop here)

40 min by Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen

Oyama Station

2min from Oyama station (beside the station)

Tel +81 (0)285-32-6477

② Explore traditional 'Kawagoe' in Kimono

Japanese: 川越市(埼玉県)

👣 Travel Through the Veil of ⏳Time in Kawagoe in a 👘Kimono!

Have you ever 💭wondered how Japan looked like back in its golden 🏯 Edo era?

Come to Kawagoe, a place that will take you back in Japan’s old times with its well-preserved Edo-period 🍁 ambiance. What’s the perfect match for Kawagoe’s traditional Japanese style old clay warehouses and 🏡 merchant homes? A 👘 Kimono 👘 !

📅 Every month on the days that end with 8 (8th, 18th & 28th) it is Kimono Day in Kawagoe, and visitors in wearing Kimonos are treated to discounts at cafes and museums 😀

Want to experience time traveling in real life? The irresistible Kawagoe is the place you’re looking for 🎈!

Yuzu-ya

2nd Floor, Taisho-Roman-Dori, 1-4 Naka-chou, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Pref. 350-0065 Japan

Every Day (Closed on Wednesdays and some Thursdays)

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

[By train]

Take the JR or Tobu or Seibu Lines to Kawagoe station. (Seibu Line in Hon-Kawagoe station)

30 min from Ikebukuro Station.

Kawagoe Station (Tobu & JR Lines), Hon-Kawagoe Station (Seibu Line)

Walk from both stations (10-20min walk)

Tel +81 (0)49-227-9150

Kimono-ya Sara

8-4 Renjyaku-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Pref. 350-0066 Japan

Every Day

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

[By train]

Take the JR or Tobu or Seibu Lines to Kawagoe station. (Seibu Line in Hon-Kawagoe station)

30 min from Ikebukuro Station.

Kawagoe Station (Tobu & JR Lines), Hon-Kawagoe Station (Seibu Line)

Walk from both stations (10-20min walk)

Tel +81 (0)49-227-6898

③ Rent a traditional Ashikaga-meisen kimono and enjoy 'Ashikaga'

Japanese: 足利市(栃木県)

💗Dress up in a 🎀Pretty Kimono or ⚔️Mighty worrier🛡️!

– Travel back in time in Ashikaga –

Want to be the center of 📸attention? You should try out Japan’s delicate 👘Kimonos or 🛡️Samurai armor!

👘Once flourished in the textile industry, Ashikaga offers one of the best quality Kimonos in the country. The city has its original Kimono called 🏯‘Ashikaga Meisen’ with unique characteristics and innovative patterns.

Imagine strolling around the historical Ashikaga city including ‘Ashikaga Gakko’ (the oldest school in Japan), Bannaji Temple and Orihime Shrine in fabulous traditional Japanese 🎀garment.

Ashikaga’s Tourist information center not only showcases textile-related exhibitions such as traditional weaving machines but also offers Kimono rental service to help you become the 📸focus of the spotlight!

Come and pick your own exclusive 👘Kimono (or Samurai armor) and have a fun day in Ashikaga!

Ashikaga Machinaka Yugakukan

1-2673-1 Tori, Ashikaga-city, Tochigi Pref. 326-0814 Japan

Every Day (Closed on 3rd Mon of every month & end of year)

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

Please contact the store for more info.

[By train]

Take the Tobu Line from Asakusa station or Kitasenju Station to Tobu Ashikaga Station

1 hour 15 min by Tobu Line

JR Ashikaga Sta. , Tobu Ashikaga-shi Sta.

Walk from both stations (10-15min walk)

Tel +81 (0)284-41-8201

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

④ Discover 'Kiryu' in Kimono

Japanese: 桐生市(群馬県)

😍I Feel Pretty~🎶

👘Stroll through the City and show off your Beautiful Kimono!

Ever wanted to try on high-quality 👘kimonos?

Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to walk around in a 💜beautiful kimono in Kiryu, a city known for its traditional textiles! You’ll get to learn the proper way of wearing kimonos, an art in itself.✨

The city of Kiryu has a long history of textile production, which can be seen in its historical buildings like the sawtooth roof mills and warehouses for storing silk. What a 😍precious experience it will be to walk through this historical site in a ✨gorgeous kimono!

Don’t forget to take millions of 📸pictures!

- Event -
Kiryu Kimono Experience

2-1810-17 Tomoe-cho, Kiryu-city, Gunma Pref. 376-0021

First Saturday of every month

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

[By train (JR lines only)]

(1) Take the Tohoku Shinkanse to Oyama stattion and change to the JR Ryomo Line to Kiryu Station.

(2) Take the Jyoetsu Shinkansen to Takasaki Station and change to the JR Ryomo Line to Kiryu Station.

*(1)&(2) both leave from Tokyo and Ueno Stations so take the first one.

[By train (Tobu & JR Line)]

Take the Tobu Nikko Line (express) or Tobu Kinugawa Line (express) to Tochigi station and change to the JR Ryomo Line to Kiryu Station.

1 hour 50min (JR only)

2 hours (Tobu & JR Line)

JR Kiryu Station

[Walk] 

2min walk from Kiryu station

Kiryu Orihime Club

Tel +81 (0)90-4000-5543

External website (Japanese)

⑤ Rent a Kimono made by Yuki-tsumugi (UNESCO Heritage) in 'Yuki (Yuuki)'

Japanese: 結城市(茨城県)

Feel like a real 👸princess in a dashing Yuki-tsumugi kimono👘

The 👘kimono has been worn proudly in ⛩Japan for generations. Now you can wear one too!

Dress up and take a 👣stroll around Yuki’s beautifully preserved shopping streets. It’s as if you’re in a 😆period drama!

Best of all, these 👘kimonos are made of 😍luxurious Yuki-tsumugi silk. The Shogun wouldn’t wear anything else❗️ With its 😌gentle and 🌡️warm texture, you won’t want to take it off again.

Stop by on the weekend and rent your 👘kimono from the tourist ℹ️information center. They’ll even help you put it on!

- Event -
Furari Yuki Tsumugi Kigokochi Taiken

Yuki Tsumugi Kituke Dokoro, 

1st Floor, Yuki Shimin Jyohou Center,

1-1-1 Kokubu-cho, Yuki-city, Ibaraki Pref 307-0051 Japan 

On weekends and National Holidays (January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, December only)

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

Yuki City Tourism Association

Tel +81 (0)296-34-0421 

External website (PDF, Japanese – Official)

External website (Japanese City’s Page – Official)

External Website (Japanese Tourist Association Page – Official)

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Kimono day Yuki

North part of Yuki City

Weekend (Sat, Sun) in November

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

Please contact the event for more info.

Yuki City Tourism Association

Tel +81 (0)296-34-0421 

External website (Japanese – 2019 Official)

External website (Japanese  – 2019Official)

5 top places to enjoy a 'Kimono Experience' nearby Tokyo!

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