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Authentic Kimono Experience in KYOTO

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Authentic Kimono Experience in KYOTO

10 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Japanese
personal styling

Authentic Kimono Experience in KYOTO

personal styling

Authentic Kimono Experience in KYOTO

10 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Japanese

What you'll do

Our salon offers unique selection of high quality Kimonos that are not typically seen in other rental shops targeting mass tourists in Kyoto. With the help of our kitsuke licensed and professionally trained staff, you will get to tastefully coordinate and properly dress in Kimono like locals do. You can then go out in town and stay in Kimono during your excursions. ● We provide seasonally appropriate attires for various occasions. There are many aspects that need to be considered when matching delicate colors and traditional patterns that are unique to Kimonos. We will assist you to properly coordinate the entire outfit that will not look like an easy cosplay. ● We do not cut corners and dress you in an easy-to-wear Kimono. Our skilled and licensed staff will go through all the necessary steps to dress you in the most traditional and correct way. You will get to see how different layers of fabric, belts, and cords will transform into a beautiful outfit. ● Once dressed in a beautiful Kimono, you get to experience Japanese culture by visiting temples, shrines, gardens, museums, restaurants, or simply strolling Kyoto’s historic streets. ※Our appointment takes 1 to 1.5 hours from start to finish. However, you can freely go out in Kimono as long as you return to our salon by 18:00. We provide you with an English map to explore nearby area (no guide will be provided.)

Your host

Learn more about Yagi

Yagi

Born and raised in Kyoto, I have over 30 years of experience in the Kimono industry. As a designer, I have produced thousands of authentic and high-end Objimes, decorative cords to hold Obi (silk belt), and they have been worn and loved by many Kimono fans who appreciate the quality, style, and craftsmanship. Utilizing my experience and knowledge as a designer, I opened the UmeSakura rental kimono salon in 2008. UmeSakura offers Kimono rental for visitors wishing to experience Japanese culture by dressing up in a traditional Kimono local people would wear.

What's included

Equipment
We will provide everything you need for the entire outfit. There is nothing you need to bring.

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Where you'll be

Our salon is located in Kitano, near the famous Nishijin Garment District. It is not in a busy commercial building or in front of a train station. We are in a neighborhood where many locals live. Once you cross the store curtain by the front door of an old fashioned house, you will walk into an entrance with hardwood floor, antique furniture, and a traditional doll dressed in Kimono. Our staff will warmly welcome you there. You will then be escorted into a traditional Japanese style tatami room with paper screens where you select your own Kimono and get dressed. We are conveniently located near a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), Ryoan-ji, and Ninna-ji temples.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Both women and men can join.

More tips

You can wear normal makeup. Please come to our salon after you apply makeup as you normally do.

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Yagi
Authentic Kimono Experience in KYOTO
10 reviews
£50/person
10 reviews
£50/person