Wearing kimono – Japanese traditional dress

Kimono experience

Kanazawa is a traditional city and famous for Kimono – Japanese traditional dresses. Nowadays, Japanese people wear Kimono on only special occasions – New year, wedding, or tea ceremony. However, some places still offer Kimono wearing experiences. Of course, you can take a picture. In some places, you can rent it and stroll around Kanazawa with Kimno.

Kaga-yuzen Dentousangyou-kan

Kimono museum

They have a Kimono museum, so you can learn how to make kimono.
Also, you can experience kimono drawing.

How to get there

They are located nrea Kenrokuen – a couple of minutes from the garden.
By Kanazawa loop bus, the closest bus stop is Kenrokuen garden (RL8, LL9).
Ther is a big junction nearby the bus stop. Go to the right and go tp the left at the first traffic light. Kaga-yuzen Dentousangyou-kan is on the right side.
By Kenrokuen shuttle bus, get off at Kenrokuen garden (S7), walk back and cross th first traffic light. Kaga-yuzen Dentousangyou-kan is on the right side.

Address

〒920-0932 金沢市小将町8-8
8-8 Kosho-machi, Kanazawa zip 920-0932

Hours and Fees

Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Wednesday, new year holiday
Fees Wearing kimono in the shop : 2,000 yen
Strolling around : 4,500 yen /hour, 6,000/hours
Kimono museum : 300 yen

Kureha

Wearing Japanese kimono

Kuraha is one of the very old kimono shop.
They also have Japanese bags, shoes and some goods to walk around.
(Booking in advance ins necessary)

How to get there

They are located in Higashiyama geisha district.
By bus, take a Kanazawa loop bus (clockwise) from east terminal of Kanazawa station and get off at Hashiba-cho (RL5).
Walk back and turn to the right at the second corner.
From counterclockwise bus stop (LL11), walk into the street you can find across the street on the right side.
Walking 1 minute and then you will come into Higashi chaya geisha district. Hakuza is on the right side.

Address

〒920-0831 金沢市東山1-24-3
1-24-3 Higashiyama, Kanazawa zip 920-0831

Hours and Fees

Hours 9:00am to 5:30pm
Closed Wednesday
Fees Wearing kimono in the shop : 4,000 yen
Strolling around : 5,000 yen

Nagamachi Yuzenkan

Wearing Japanese kimonoThey have huge renge of kimono – both casual and formal. Also they have Kimono for men.They have some services – just walking around the city, taking a picture in samurai district and making a DVD or one-day-tour with Kimono.
And they speak English.Rent kimono a day is aveilable in Nagamachi Yuzenkan.
They also have Kimono exhibition room and even they offer painting experience.

How to get there

Nagamachi Yuzen-kan is close to Nagamachi samurai district.
By bus from Kanazawa station, it takes 10 minutes. The closest bus stop rom Nagamachi Yuzenkan is Korinbo (RL4, LL3). From the bus stop, go to the west to Nomura samurai house. From Nomura samurai house, go to the north and turn to the left at the first corner. Walking to east for 1 minute to Nagamachi Yuzankan.

Address

〒920-0865 金沢市長町2-6-16
2-6-16 Nagamachi, Kanazawa zip 920-0865

Hours and Fees

Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Closed New year holiday
Fees Wearing kimono in the shop : 1,000 yen (No booking is necessary)
Strolling around : 4,000 yen (Booking in advance ins necessary)

Kokoyui Kimono rental shop

Wearing Japanese kimonoThey have huge renge of kimono – both casual and formal. Also they have Kimono for men.They have some services – just walking around the city, taking a picture in samurai district and making a DVD or one-day-tour with Kimono.
And they speak English.

How to get there

Nagamachi Yuzen-kan is close to Nagamachi samurai district.
By bus from Kanazawa station, it takes 10 minutes. The closest bus stop rom Nagamachi Yuzenkan is Korinbo (RL4, LL3). From the bus stop, go to the west to Nomura samurai house. From Nomura samurai house, go to the north and turn to the left at the first corner. Walking to east for 1 minute to Nagamachi Yuzankan.

Address

〒920-0862 金沢市芳斉2-5-18
2-5-118 Housai, Kanazawa zip 920-0862

Hours and Fees

Hours 10:00am to 6:00pm
Closed Tuesday
Fees depends on what you wear or service

Photo by Stefan Schlautmann

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