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Stroll Along Shitamachi in a Striking “Casual” Kimono

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HIGHLIGHTS

Feel Elevated By Your Kimono When You Hit the Streets

  • Pick your favorite kimono to rent and head out into the rustic downtown area for photos and tea.
  • Personal kimono fitting by Engawa Sumida, a Japanese fashion expert and founder of “Japan Refashion Assosiation.”
  • The Oshiage area is famous for its rustic shopping streets and old-world feel, all just steps from Tokyo Skytree.
  • 3 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Age 15+

  • 4 〜 10

YOUR HOST

Junko SUZUKI

This tour is led by two spirited ladies. We may come from different backgrounds but we share a common bond in our passion for kimono. First, I am Yui Michael. I have worked professionally as a kimono artist for eight years, so I possess an in-depth knowledge of the proper way to wear a kimono. I am eager to share this knowledge with you, and hope to show you how you can freshen up your look easily by donning "casual" kimono in your daily life. Guided by the same desire to spread the appeal of kimono, I, Junko Suzuki, found a natural ally in Yui. I wanted to enrich my soul, so I not only moved house to Shitamachi, but I also found work there in 2014. I just love soaking up the atmospheric vibes evoked by this old part of Tokyo and was inspired to marry my two great interests - fashion and old Japan - together, and thus our tour was born. With our combined expertise, we promise to let you feel attractive and authentically Japanese in a way that other tours cannot offer!

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Alight at Oshiage Station and head over to Mukojima in Sumida Ward, just a stone's throw away. Be prepared to have an enthralling and enlightening adventure there from 1-4pm, rain or shine. First off you will be immersed in the kimono world, as your hosts delight you with trendy designs and show you how to wear them fuss-free. They will also advise you on how you can use kimono as a fashion statement to express your feelings for a particular day. Next strut your stuff in your "casual" kimono and explore the nostalgic streets of Shitamachi, where you can still catch a glimpse of what life was like in old Japan. An awesome way to escape from busy downtown Tokyo for a while! We definitely encourage repeat participants, for no one tour is like another. In spring, you can savour the beauty of radiant sakura (cherry blossom) whereas summer enables you to get up close with quaint local omatsuri (festivals), where you get to feel the residents' energy and dynamism first-hand!

  • Meet your host

    You'll meet up with your hosts, Junko and Yui, at their communication space and charity shop "Engawa Sumid". Introduce yourselves and learn the plan for the day.

  • Choose your favorite kimono

    Select the kimono you would like to wear. There's plenty of different styles to choose from!

  • Learn how to wear a kimono

    Junko and Yui will dress you in a kimono, explaining the steps along the way.

  • Take a stroll through the town

    Once you're dressed, it's time to go out and strut your stuff!

  • Visit the nearby shopping street

    Enjoy the downtown scenery and wander through a traditional Japanese shopping street. You'll also be able to get some great photos with the Tokyo Skytree!

  • Take a break with some tea and sweets

    It's time for a rest after all that walking. Sit down with your hosts for a lovely chat and enjoy some Japanese tea and sweets. (This is all included in the tour price.)

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DETAILS

  • Duration

    3h

    (12:45 〜 16:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Ginza Line to Asakusa Station. (approx. 30 minutes from Shibuya Station)

  • Participants Guests

    4 〜 10

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age

    15+

  • Conditions

    Available Rain or Shine

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥9,200〜

  • Children(4~11)

    Free

  • Infants(~3)

    Free

Included in the Price

Experience, Insurance, Kimono, Sweets and Drink

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Just bring yourself

  • Meeting Point

    Engawa Sumida 4-30-14 Mukojima, Sumida, Tokyo

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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