Enjoy the enchanting world of traditional Japanese culture with Tokyo: Kimono Dressing, Walking, and Photography Session.
Like slipping into a silky cocoon, this unique activity allows participants to experience the elegance and grace of wearing an authentic kimono.
Set in the charming YANAKA area, known for its traditional atmosphere, this 2.5-hour experience offers a selection of 50 kimonos to ensure a perfect fit and style.
With the guidance of knowledgeable experts, guests will learn the art of walking and behaving in a kimono, mastering the art of graceful movement and proper etiquette.
Capture unforgettable moments with optional commemorative photos at photogenic spots in YANAKA.
Highly recommended by previous participants, this activity offers a truly authentic glimpse into Japanese lifestyle and culture.
- Free cancellation available up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
- Opportunity to wear a real silk kimono and learn how to walk and behave in it
- Choose from a selection of about 50 kimonos and experience traditional Japanese lifestyle and culture in the YANAKA area
- Capture unforgettable moments with commemorative photos at photogenic spots in YANAKA
Activity Details and Highlights
The activity offers participants the opportunity to wear authentic silk kimonos and learn how to walk and behave in them from a knowledgeable guide. This experience allows individuals to delve into the rich history of kimonos and understand their cultural significance. The kimonos provided are made from silk, following traditional production methods to ensure authenticity. Participants can choose between a Yukata, a summer cotton kimono, or a Kimono for the winter season.
As they stroll through the YANAKA area, they’ll not only experience the beauty of wearing a kimono but also learn about the stylish walking manners, sitting-down etiquette, and behavioral patterns associated with it. The activity also offers optional add-ons such as professional photography, hair, makeup, and even a tea ceremony.
Full Description of the Activity
Participants in the ‘Tokyo: Kimono Dressing, Walking, and Photography Session’ will have the opportunity to wear authentic silk kimonos and learn about the cultural significance of these traditional garments. The kimonos offered are made from silk, produced in the traditional way, ensuring an authentic experience. During the activity, participants can choose between a Yukata, a summer cotton kimono, or a Kimono for the winter season. They will take a leisurely walk in the picturesque YANAKA area, dressed in their chosen kimono, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. The guide will teach them stylish walking manners, sitting-down etiquette, and behavioral patterns associated with wearing a kimono. Optional add-ons such as professional photography, hair, makeup, and tea ceremony services are available. This immersive experience allows participants to not only appreciate the beauty of kimonos but also gain insight into the Japanese lifestyle and culture.
|Benefits of wearing a kimono
|Cultural significance of kimono dressing
|Connect with Japanese traditions and heritage
|Kimono represents Japan’s rich cultural history
|Experience a sense of elegance and grace
|Kimono is a symbol of beauty and refinement
|Appreciate the craftsmanship and artistry
|Kimono-making techniques are passed down through generations
|Feel a sense of unity with the past
|Kimono dressing is a way to honor ancestors
|Enhance cultural understanding
|Kimono reflects the values and customs of Japanese society
Important Information for Participants
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, participants are advised to choose their kimono by the day before the tour. With a selection of about 50 kimonos, participants have the opportunity to wear authentic silk kimonos, produced in the traditional way.
Whether it’s a Yukata for the summer or a Kimono for the winter, participants can select their preferred style.
Communication regarding the tour will be done via email or WhatsApp, so it’s important for participants to regularly check their messages to receive detailed information about the meeting place, which is just a 5-minute walk from Sendagi station.
Customer Reviews and Ratings
With an overall rating of 4.8/5 based on 79 reviews, this kimono dressing, walking, and photography session in Tokyo has received high praise from customers.
The activity has been recommended for travelers looking to experience wearing a kimono and enjoy Japanese culture. Customers appreciate the guide’s expertise, patience, and photography skills, as mentioned in positive reviews.
The value for money is also rated highly at 4.8/5. Participants have the opportunity to wear authentic silk kimonos, not just tourist replicas, and learn about walking manners, sitting-down etiquette, and behavioral patterns associated with kimono wearing.
Optional add-ons like professional photography, hair, makeup, and tea ceremony services are available.
Visitors to Tokyo can easily find their way to the kimono dressing, walking, and photography session by following the detailed directions provided after booking. Navigating Tokyo and finding the meeting point is made simple with these instructions:
- Detailed meeting place with photos will be sent after booking (5-minute walk from Sendagi station)
- Communication will be done via email or WhatsApp, so check your messages
- All persons accompanying the tour will be charged, including children above 2 years old
- Choose your kimono to wear on the day of the tour by the day before the tour
- The tour will take place rain or shine
These directions ensure that participants arrive at the designated meeting point on time and are ready to embark on their kimono experience in Tokyo.
Participants have the option to enhance their kimono dressing, walking, and photography session experience with various add-ons. These add-ons include professional photography, hair and makeup services, and tea ceremony services. By availing these optional services, participants can further enjoy the traditional Japanese culture and create lasting memories. The professional photography service ensures that every moment of their kimono experience is captured beautifully. The hair and makeup services provide participants with the opportunity to have their hair styled and makeup done in a way that complements their kimono attire. Plus, the tea ceremony services allow participants to partake in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, where they can learn about the art of tea preparation and enjoy a moment of tranquility. These optional add-ons truly enhance the overall kimono dressing, walking, and photography session experience.
|Hair and makeup services
|Tea ceremony services
Itinerary and Duration
The itinerary and duration of the Tokyo kimono dressing, walking, and photography session can be explored in detail. Participants have the option to choose from different duration options, allowing them to select the experience that best suits their schedule.
The activity itself has a duration of 2.5 hours, providing ample time to fully take in the traditional Japanese lifestyle and culture in the YANAKA area. As for the best starting times, participants are advised to check the availability for their preferred time slot.
The itineraries for the activity are subject to change, but they’re provided for reference to give participants an idea of what to expect.
With these options and considerations, participants can plan their experience accordingly and make the most of their time in Tokyo.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Choose a Kimono to Wear for the Tour?
To choose a kimono for the tour, participants can select from a variety of styles. They have the option to rent or buy a kimono, depending on their preference. The guide will provide assistance in finding the perfect kimono.
Can I Bring My Own Kimono to Wear for the Tour?
No, participants cannot bring their own kimono to wear for the tour. The activity provides authentic kimonos made from silk, allowing participants to choose between traditional and modern styles and colors.
Is There a Minimum Age Requirement for Participants?
There is no minimum age requirement for participants in the Tokyo: Kimono Dressing, Walking, and Photography Session. However, it is important to note that safety guidelines should be followed to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable experience for all.
Will There Be an Interpreter Available During the Tour?
Yes, an interpreter will be available during the tour to provide language assistance. They will be able to help participants with any communication needs and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Can I Request a Specific Location for the Photography Session?
Yes, participants can request a specific location for the photography session customization. This allows for a personalized experience and the opportunity to capture unforgettable moments in a location of their choice.
The Sum Up
Enjoy the elegance and beauty of traditional Japanese culture with Tokyo: Kimono Dressing, Walking, and Photography Session.
This unique activity in the charming YANAKA area allows you to wear an authentic silk kimono and learn the art of graceful movement and proper etiquette.
Capture unforgettable moments with optional professional photography and enhance your experience with add-ons like hair, makeup, and tea ceremony services.
Highly recommended by previous participants, this activity offers a memorable glimpse into Japanese lifestyle and culture.