Kimono Dressing Workshop <Private>
Experience historic Japan by wearing the country's most traditional clothing, the kimono. Learn from licensed kimono instructors all the tips and tricks to putting on this notoriously complicated outfit. Choose from a range of elegant designs to wear and end your session with a photoshoot at impressive Zojoji Temple or outside the iconic Tokyo Tower (weather permitting).
This is a private program. You can also see our shared program here.
◆ Learn how to put on a lavish Japanese kimono from a licensed kimono expert
◆ Choose from a variety of elegant kimono styles (including samurai and geisha styles)
◆ Have a photoshoot in your kimono with a genuine gold folding screen and/or in front of Zojoji Temple/Tokyo Tower (weather permitting)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The kimono is the most traditional of Japanese garments. Usually made of silk, it is a ceremonial dress of many layers that is both exquisite yet versatile. Once the de-facto dress of Japan, kimono are now mostly used for highly important occasions and come in many lavish varieties. Unsurprisingly, with their many layers and complex designs, kimono are famously difficult to put on and Japanese women of the past would for many years take lessons in the art kimono dressing. Our kimono dressing workshop is an opportunity to learn this historic skill.
In this program, you will be taught the many facets to kimono dressing by a professional instructor. As you dress, you will also learn a bit about the history and culture of this fascinating garment. After, you will have the opportunity to have a photoshoot next to our gorgeous gold screen and/or (weather permitting) at one of the nearby attractions. Common photospots in the past have included: Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, and Shibakoen Park.
We have a variety of different kimono on offer, including the following styles:
• Female-style formal kimono (in subdued colors and often worn by older women)
• Female-style long-sleeved kimono (in bright colors and mostly worn by younger women)
• Maiko (apprentice geisha) style kimono
• Male-style kimono*
• Male-style hakama loose-legged pleated trousers*
*We can also provide a katana sword or wooden bokken sword with our male-style kimono
Note: As of March 2020, all activities will now take place in our brand-new cultural experiences room, Grand TJT. Some current website photos do not represent this location.
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
Grand TJT (Tokyo)
• Kimono rental fee
• Licensed kimono instructor
• Photoshoot (indoor photos are guaranteed; outdoor photos depend on weather conditions)
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off
• Any food and drinks
◆ Our services are mainly offered in English. Other languages (including Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian) are also available. If you would like to request this tour in a language other than English, please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
◆ Please note that more than one group may join this activity.
◆Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or certain conditions.
◆ Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, or allergies, and if you would like to request any special care for participants (including children).
◆ Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accidents caused by disregard of the instructions.
◆ Our business hours are from 8:00 to 17:00 on weekdays,from 8:00 to 10:00 on Saturdays. For inquiries received outside business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
Note: The booking deadline for this program is 1:00pm 2 business days (Japan Standard Time) prior to the program.
When booking after this deadline, please email us at email@example.com.
Please note that any programs booked after the deadline without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.