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Fukuoka Kimono Dress-up Experience and Walking around Hakata with kimono


“I can’t leave Fukuoka, Japan, if I don’t wear a kimono.”

Kimono Dress Up is typical Japanese experience. We offer Japanese kimono dress-up experience and walk. After dressing you can enjoy taking a walk for 3 hours by yourself around Hakata area.


Best photography spots are very close to the venue!

There are many best photography spots for you very close to our venue! For example “Kushida shrine” the most famous place in Fukuoka city where you can enjoy photographing is 4 minutes walk. And “Hakata Machiya Folk Museum” where you can enter into a Japanese old house for free is also 4 minutes walk and “Kawabata shopping avenue” local people’s street is 1 minute walk.

It is easy for you to get there because we will give you the special kimono walking map showing the best photography spots, good restaurants and model route!

We hope this kimono dress up program will be the best memory for you in Fukuoka.


Information:

 Availability: View calendar
 Course: Kimono (from Jan to May, Oct to Dec), Yukata (Summer kimono, from June to Sep)
 Start Time: 10:00 am or 12:30 pm
 Duration: Dressing time + 3 hours
 Dressing time per person: Kimono: 15 to 20 mins, Yukata: 10 to 15 mins.
 Language: English
 Price per person: Kimono: JPY 4,000, Yukata: JPY 3,500


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logo_fukutabi_s*This tour is recognized as the Fukutabi tour program organized by the Fukuoka city government.


1.Course:

From January to May, October to December


Plan 1: Kimono dress up


(1) Season: Spring, Autumn and Winter (from October to May)

(2) Price:
(i) Adult and Child:
Female: JPY 4,000 (Height 145 – 175 cm (4.8 – 5.7 ft), Weight 70 kg (154 lb) or less)
Male: JPY 4,000 (Height 155 – 180 cm (5.1 – 5.9 ft), Weight 80 kg (176 lb) or less)

(ii) Child:
Female: JPY 4,000 (Height 110 – 120 cm (3.6 – 3.9 ft))
Female: JPY 3,500 (Height 95 – 105 cm* (3.1 – 3.4 ft*))
 *Height 95 – 105 cm (3.1 – 3.4 ft): Children’s kimono “Hifu
Male: We don’t have kimonos for boys.
*Height 90 cm (3 ft) : “Jinbei” or “Hanten” (a traditional short coat) is free.
*Please note that we would like children to attend this program with their parent.

*The price includes;
-Dressing
-Rental Kimono
-Obi (belt)
-Tabi (socks)
-Zori (Sandals)
-Bag
-All other items
-Japanese tea

You don’t need to bring anything. We have all of the necessary items on the kimono dress up. All are included in the Plan except the option.

*For pregnant women: We do not offer the kimono dress up program to pregnant women.
*We do up your hair (only women) simply and attach a hair ornament for JPY 500 per one person.
*This program is not conducted tour.

Payment:
Japanese Yen, cash only.
Please pay the fee before the program start on the day.

*The payment is also accepted with a credit card through PayPal.
If you use a credit card, please let us know in advance.
We will send you the invoice through PayPal, then the tour will be confirmed after your payment.
We do not accept any payments by a credit card on the tour day.
*If you make a group reservation (2 persons or more), we may ask you to pay by credit card through PayPal beforehand.



From June to September


Plan 2: Yukata dress up (Japanese summer kimono)


(1) Season: Summer (from June to September)

(2) Price:
(i) Adult and Child:
Female: JPY 3,500 (Height 145 – 175 cm (4.8 – 5.7 ft), Weight 70 kg (154 lb) or less)
Male: JPY 3,500 (Height 155 – 180 cm (5.1 – 5.9 ft), Weight 80 kg (176 lb) or less)

(ii) Child:
Female: JPY 3,500 (Height 95 – 140 cm (3.1 – 4.6 ft))
Male: JPY 3,500 (Height 95 – 105 cm (3.1 – 3.4 ft))
*Height 90 cm (3 ft) under: “Jinbei” (a traditional short coat) is free.
*Please note that we would like children to attend this program with their parent.

*The price includes;
-Dressing
-Rental Yukata
-Obi (belt)
-Tabi (socks)
-Zori (Sandals)
-Bag
-All other items
-Japanese tea

You don’t need to bring anything. We have all of the necessary items on the kimono dress up. All are included in the Plan except the option.

*For pregnant women: We do not offer the kimono dress up program to pregnant women.
*We do up your hair (only women) simply and attach a hair ornament for JPY 500 per one person.
*This program is not conducted tour.

Payment:
Japanese Yen, cash only.
Please pay the fee before the program start on the day.

*The payment is also accepted with a credit card through PayPal.
If you use a credit card, please let us know in advance.
We will send you the invoice through PayPal, then the tour will be confirmed after your payment.
We do not accept any payments by a credit card on the tour day.
*If you make a group reservation (2 persons or more), we may ask you to pay by credit card through PayPal beforehand.



Special Services in the plan 1 & 2:

(1) Free hair ornament and hair extension

You can use hair ornament and hair extension for free.

(2) Japanese green tea and Japanese cake/snack

After kimono dressing and walking, please enjoy Japanese green tea and Japanese cake/snack service!

(3) Special kimono walking map

kimono_map You can get the special kimono walking map showing the best photography spots, good restaurants and model route!

(4) Travel information in Fukuoka, Kyushu and Japan

You can get travel information of Fukuoka, Kyushu and Japan here.


Option Services:


(1) Simply Hair Up

kd We do up your hair (only women) simply and attach a hair ornament for JPY 500 per person.


(2) Japanese Culture Experience

Let’s try to prepare and drink Matcha!
If you show the walking and photography spots map to Hakata Traditional Craft Center, you can get a special discounted price JPY 300 per person for the experience of preparing “Matcha (green powdered tea)”. Please note that it is except Wednesday.


(3) Photographing service

The photographing service is to be arranged at your request and subject to the photographer availability. The conditions are as follows.
– Time & Place: 30 minutes at a shrine.
– Price: JPY 1,500 per person.
– Photos: all photos’ data are sent by email.
*Please note that our photographer is not professional.


2.Date/Time:

(1)Date:
Please see the calendar.
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(2)Time:
(i) 10:00 am – around 1:30 pm (dressing time + 3 hours)
(ii) 12:30 pm – around 4:00 pm (dressing time + 3 hours)

*Please let us know your requested time.
*It takes about 15-20 minutes per person to dress up in Kimono (10-15 minutes in Yukata).
*After dressing you can enjoy taking a walk for 3 hours by yourself around Hakata area in the time where there are old shrine, temples and shopping avenue.
*In case of the overtime, we will ask additional charge JPY 1,000 per one hour.
*This program is not conducted tour.




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3.Meeting Place:

(1) Meeting Time:
(i) 9:50 am
(ii) 12:20 pm

(2) Meeting Place:
The 4th floor (B-44) of Reizenso Building (冷泉荘)
Address: 9-35, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken
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4.Kimono-dresser:

Our instructor is a professional kimono dresser.

profile_honda Nobuko Honda / Professional Kimono-dresser
Director of Honda Kimono Dressing Classes

Born and brought up in Fukuoka City. I have many interests, playing the piano, swimming, films, etc. I am also good at flower arrangement and participate in exhibitions. The most typical costume and culture of Japan is probably the kimono. Please try to dress up in Japanese kimono and sense Japanese elements.


profile_nakai Nami Nakai / Assistant

Not satisfied just to wear a kimono? Yes, that’s totally understandable. Do you hesitate to experience a kimono? No problem, I can assist you. After going back home, show your friends and family the pictures of yourself in a kimono. Come and have an experience wearing a kimono!


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5.Application:

Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants should fill out and send the booking form by 4:00 pm (Japan Time) the day before the program. We look forward to hearing from you!

*For pregnant women: We do not offer the kimono dress up program to pregnant women.




Customers Testmonies

“It was real nice to be here through this program and although it was short travels, a lot for everything and we really hope to come visit again!!”
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Our kimono teacher is a professional kimono dresser and has been teaching dressing kimono for 17 years and more. She loves kimono, is really passionate and quite familiar with kimono.

She wants you to wear a real Japanese kimono by a traditional method of wearing a kimono. This is because you can wear kimonos the most beautifully by wearing the genuine kimonos in the real way. You will find and learn that there is so much skill to wear a kimono right, that is to say, Japanese culture.

“Let’s enjoy wearing kimono with us! I am really looking forward to meeting you!”
Nobuko Honda, kimono teacher

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You will enjoy choosing the best kimono and obi (belt) for you from many.


kmono_place Best photography spots are very close from our office!


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The written fortune said that you would have the best of luck! You can enjoy walking with kimono at very famous shrine in Fukuoka City “Kushida Shrine” where is 4 minutes walk from our office. Very close!


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You can take a lot of beautiful pictures in the shrine. We strongly recommend you to take a picture at beautiful torii gates in back of the shrine.


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You can visit an old style Japanese house “Hakata Machiya Folk Museum” in 4 minutes’ walk from our office.


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“Kawabata shopping avenue” local people’s street is 1 minute walk from our office. You can enjoy walking and shopping on the local shopping arcade. You will be popular like a film actress or actor!


Cherry blossom season
Cherry blossoms are very beautiful from late Mar to early Apr.
You will be able to take a nice photo!


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At Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine
You can visit Dazaifu Tennmangu Shrine and The Kyushu National Museum with kimono!


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Kawachi Fuji Garden
The most beautiful wisteria garden, Kawachi Fuji Garden was selected as one of the most beautiful places in Japan on CNN website.


Let’s take a beautiful photograph of you wearing a kimono in Fukuoka!
You can enjoy photographing by yourself or our option, photographing service. We will give you information about the best photography spots. If you are interested in the photographing service, please feel free to ask us.



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