Wear Hakama Kimono & Silk History Tour Two Hours from Tokyo

Experience hosted by Renée

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

✽ Experience life in a historic estate for silk production and get dressed in a traditional kimono & hakama worn for graduation. Stroll to a thatched-roof mill and Kyoto-style garden. Enjoy local sweets at a neighborhood silk estate. Pure Japanese luxury, and photo opportunities of a lifetime! ✽
❤︎ Japanese love kimono, but only wear them on special occasions. Teachers and students wear hakama (similar in look to the Korean hambok) for graduation day in March. Experience this tradition with us any time of year!
❤︎ Learn about the Jobu Silk Road history while exploring the massive Kiyomizu House. Wonderful photo opportunity in the sanshitsu silk hall.
❤︎ Stroll the neighborhood and take photos at the moving thatched-roof water mill and Kyoto-style garden. In case of rain, we will go directly to the silk house, Yaharajuku Cafe for Japanese sweets, tea and plum juice.
✦Other things to note✦
✓ JR Isobe Station meeting & drop off. 1.5h from Tokyo.
✓ Our kimonos are made of polyester and cleaned & disinfected thoroughly after each use.
✓ OK rain or shine.
✓ Let me know of any dietary restrictions.
✓ Optional post-tour hot springs ‘onsen’ bath in Kiyomizu House’s neighborhood.
✓ I can offer tips for shopping, eating out, sightseeing and other cultural experiences in the area.
✓ Lodging available at Kiyomizu House on Airbnb.
✽ Experience life in a historic estate for silk production and get dressed in a traditional kimono & hakama worn for graduation. Stroll to a thatched-roof mill and Kyoto-style garden. Enjoy local sweets at a neighborhood silk estate. Pure Japanese luxury, and photo opportunities of a lifetime! ✽
❤︎ Japanese love kimono, but only wear them on special occasions. Teachers and students wear hakama (similar in look to the Korean hambok) for grad…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Renée

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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An expert in wellness and eco tourism, Renée’s guiding style provides just enough information for her guests to feel connected with the people and culture of the region they are visiting, while allowing them the time and space to really seep into their experience and feel the joy of being there.

Her gentle, yet knowledgeable guiding abilities are thanks to her many years of experience in Japan as ….

❑ A wife, mom and friend who values natural living
❑ A scholar and teacher who focuses on intercultural understanding, language learning, and tourism & hospitality
❑ A therapist who cares deeply about the wellbeing of her clients
❑ A volunteer who has disseminated information about and helped preserve the silk history of Gunma

Renee welcomes you warmly to Gunma. ❤︎
An expert in wellness and eco tourism, Renée’s guiding style provides just enough information for her guests to feel connected with the people and culture of the region they are visiting, while allowing them the time and space to really seep into their experience and feel the joy of being there.

Her gentle, yet knowledgeable guiding abilities are thanks to her many years of experience in Japan as ….

❑ A wife, mom and friend who values natural living
❑ A scholar and te…
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From $87/ person

Private groups only
From $113 per group
Private groups only
From $113 per group
Private groups only
From $113 per group

Where you'll be

Meet at Kiyomizu House, about a 2 hr train and bus ride from Tokyo. Transfer through JR Takasaki Station, a Shinkansen stop with amazing shopping. Local train & bus from airport or Tokyo OK! 25min local bus towards Misato-machi/Ikaho: Yotsuba Bus Stop. I will meet you there! 3min walk to Kiyomizu House.

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  • Fri, Dec 3
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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    From $113 per group
  • Fri, Dec 10
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $113 per group
  • Fri, Dec 17
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $113 per group
  • Fri, Dec 24
    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Private groups only
    From $113 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothing for under the kimono and appropriate shoes. V-neck cotton t-shirt and shorts are best. Boots or loafers are preferable.

Water bottle or thermos (Refills available)