If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to wear a proper kimono and experience Japan as it was in the Edo period, then this experience is for you.
Kanazawa is the picturesque capital of the Ishikawa prefecture, central Japan. This kimono or (for blokes) yutaka dress-up experience adds another dimension to exploring this beautiful 17th century city on foot.
On arrival at the kimono rental shop you’ll get to choose your kimono and sash – they can be silk, synthetic, or wool in winter. Then you’ll be dressed and have your hair styled by English-speaking staff.
Then you’re free to wonder the city for seven hours taking in sights such as Kenrokuen Garden; Higashi Chaya-gai, the former geisha district with its rows of historical houses; and the Nagamachi Samurai district. Selfies are a must.
The 1-Day Kanazawa Stroll in a Kimono/Yukata is 14,800 yen. Kanazawa is 2.5-3 hours from Tokyo by Shinkansen bullet train.