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Explore the town in a rare kimono

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Explore the town in a rare kimono

38 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese
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Explore the town in a rare kimono

makeover

Explore the town in a rare kimono

38 reviews
Duration
1 hour
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese

What you'll do

Our shop is a typical Kyoto townhouse which is built in 100 years ago We will welcome you to our cozy kimono shop. We'll introduce each other and then show you our kimono collections. Although our kimono patterns may seem a little calm, they are rare and unique patterns not found in other shops. Please enjoy these kimono patterns and how to match their belts. From late June to early September, you can experience the "yukata"—the summer kimono. Depending on the season, we have to wear the right kimono pattern and obi sash. We really respect the beauty of kimono fashion and I will explain this while you enjoy choosing your garment. Once you decide the best one for the day, I will help you to dress up nicely. The way of tying the obi—belt—is called "otaiko," which is a traditional knotting method that's rarely done at other shops. After we're done, I will teach you how to walk and behave like the "hannari"—bright and elegant Kyotites. Then, please take a walk through the town of Kyoto, feeling and respecting its traditions. If you would like to know our favorite shops and restaurants, please don't hesitate to ask us. We will be happy to give you some advice.

Your host

Learn more about Masako&Hiroshi

Masako&Hiroshi

My parents run a Japanese ryokan—hotel—and I have worked there for about 20 years. As I always wore kimonos as my uniform, I started to collect them and still love wearing them—and now I have over 100. After I quit my job, my partner Hiroshi and I started a small kimono shop in Kyoto, and through it, we'd like you to step into Japanese traditions and culture. I mainly work as a kimono dresser and Hiroshi is a buyer, as we also sell Kawaii knickknacks. We are so excited about sharing kimono culture and want you to learn the proper way to wear it. Shop Instagram, wagan_kyoto check it please(^_^)b

What's included

Equipment
Kimono We'll provide the kimono or yukata, inner fit, obi, bag, socks, and zori—sandals.

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Where you'll be

Our shop is next to Heian Shrine, a famous sightseeing spot, and Eikando, famous for its autumn leaves. Nanzenji, Konkaikomyoji—also known as Kurodani—and Shogoin Temples are also very close. Many cultural facilities are in the Sakyo-ku Okazaki area, including an art museum, library, and zoo. Although our shop is small, you can relax like it's home. We don't carry lots of kimonos—about 100 for women, 20 for men—but they are rare and hard to find.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend. We do not recommend a kimono for pregnant women since we normally wear it very tight. Please contact in case of 3 people or more.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Hair set is not included. If you would like to try this, you can order it at the shop for an additional fee. (Hair set is ¥ 1,100 extra charge) On the day, please enjoy your kimono until 7 PM. Please contact in case of 3 people or more.

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Masako&Hiroshi
Explore the town in a rare kimono
38 reviews
From $43/person
38 reviews
From $43/person