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Personalised Kimono Dressing Experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.KYOTO, Japan

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Experience hosted by Danny

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

After meeting at Jam Jar Lounge & Inn, we will take a brief stroll to meet our dresser & kimono expert Ms Mayphy Higashi.
After a short consultation & discussion with your dresser regarding various skin types, makeup, hairstyles etc, it’s time to choose your kimono. Your dresser will guide you through the various choices until you both agree on the perfect kimono and accessories for you. Of course to complete the ensemble the appropriate hairstyle must be perfected and adorned with the appropriate seasonal ornaments. Securing a kimono can often take up to 30 minutes for females, and 20 minutes for males. During this time there is ample opportunity to engage with your dresser to learn about the different styles of kimono and their histories.
When fully dressed, and after undertaking a trail walk in traditional “zori” shoes, it’s now time to go public and mingle with the locals. Accompanied by your dresser, you will take a short walk from her house to the oldest Geisha district in Kyoto. It is here in Kamishichiken, with it’s ancient wooden buildings and cobbled laneways, that you will find the perfect photo to remember your Japanese "couture" experience.
After meeting at Jam Jar Lounge & Inn, we will take a brief stroll to meet our dresser & kimono expert Ms Mayphy Higashi.
After a short consultation & discussion with your dresser regarding various skin types, makeup, hairstyles etc, it’s time to choose your kimono. Your dresser will guide you through the various choices until you both agree on the perfect kimono and accessories for you. Of course to complete the ensemble the appropriate h…

What's included

  • Equipment
    English speaking professional Kimono dresser,
    Your choice of Kimono,<b...
From £43
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Danny

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi my name is Danny. Born in Australia, I have had a 25 year love affair with Japan, it's people & it's culture. Having previously lived in Tokyo, I moved to Kyoto 3 years ago. Like many visitors to Kyoto I immediately fell in love with the cities history, temples & of course "Kimono". Thanks to the generosity and skill of my local neighbourhood ladies, dressing in the national costume is now available to everyone. This is a unique opportunity to not only experience the "kimono", but to learn of its origins and history from the very people that have worn them since childhood.
Hi my name is Danny. Born in Australia, I have had a 25 year love affair with Japan, it's people & it's culture. Having previously lived in Tokyo, I moved to Kyoto 3 years ago. Like many visitors to Kyoto I immediately fell in love with the cities history, temples & of course "Kimono". Thanks to the generosity and skill of my local neighbourhood ladies, dressing in the national costume is now available to everyone. This is a unique opportunity to not only experience the "kimono", but to le…
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Where you'll be

Visit a private house in a local neighbourhood for a kimono fitting. Visit to Kitano Tenmengu Shrine. Photo opportunity in "Kamishichiken", Kyoto's oldest geisha district.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

诗柳
September 2019
这里和在景点的那些快餐和服体验是完全不一样的,这里的客服都是女主人的私藏,质量和款式都是非常精致,穿戴完整后还会带你到周围去走一圈,体验当地人生活,很棒
Leena
August 2019
Amazing and unique experience. Mayphy-san is really sweet! She did our hair so nicely and explained the different parts of the kimono well while dressing us. She also showed us some nice spots around the neighbourhood (a temple, a nice wall with good lighting) to take pictures — she took some really beautiful ones of my daughter, husband and I! When we did this, an antique market was being held, so she walked us through the market and told us what they were selling and the story behind it. We really enjoyed this experience — thank you Mayphy-san!
Amazing and unique experience. Mayphy-san is really sweet! She did our hair so nicely and explained the different parts of the kimono well while dressing us. She also showed us som…
Ru
July 2019
非常棒的体验,Maypha小姐提供的和服服务是完美的,和服跟我下午在清水寺附近见到的众多和服有着很大的区别,材质是真丝和麻织品,很优雅很高贵,我和女儿光换装就花了快2小时,Maypha小姐是一名艺术家,歌也唱的动人,在和服造型颜色搭配上有着完美的品鉴力,我对这次的和服体验非常满意!
Yueyue
July 2019
与景点游客集中区的和服租赁完全不同的体验,Maphy很nice,她的和服都是自己的私人珍藏,我按照自己的意愿挑了一件略厚的真丝和服,其实她向我推荐了一些亚麻制的和服但我没有接受。和服很美,店主还带我去了附近的佛寺和神庙,帮我拍了照片,比起外面的和服店流水式的服务,我的感觉就像跟一个朋友见面。真的值得推荐。
Serena
June 2019
This experience was exceptional, heart warming and empowering. Learning the history and learning the process and details behind the Kimono made it all the more special over simply getting a rental. Also Mayphy helped me to take some great photos for me and picked some great spots!! Highly recommend, also definitely go back to Jam Jar Cafe for something to eat too, delish and the place is just so cool!! Thank you Mayphy and Danny!!!
This experience was exceptional, heart warming and empowering. Learning the history and learning the process and details behind the Kimono made it all the more special over simply…
Qiuyu
June 2019
Really cute and different experience compare with dressing in a kimono store. Ms Mayphy Higashi will share her own beautiful collection with you, she is professional in kimono and also an awesome jazz musician. Recommend this unique experience to everyone! :-)
Really cute and different experience compare with dressing in a kimono store. Ms Mayphy Higashi will share her own beautiful collection with you, she is professional in kimono and…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

From 1 June - 30 September, we will also offer a lighter version of the Kimono called a "Yukata". Yukata are traditionally worn by Japanese during the summer months. Please advise when booking.