The Japanese kimono is perhaps the most exquisite national dress on earth and a real treat to try.
You must try with a Japanese kimono. Perhaps an exquisite silk in midnight blue with a flock of silver cranes running down the long sleeves. Or a light pink kimono decorated with a cherry blossom motif. There are also kimono robes for men, in darker and more subdued shades.
Although most Japanese people no longer wear the kimono every day, they are still worn with pride for special occasions, such as weddings and coming-of-age ceremonies. In Kyoto, the epicenter of Japanese culture, locals regularly wear light cotton yukata outfits for summer festivals like the Gion festival.
It is extremely difficult and almost impossible for beginners to put on a kimono correctly, so we can hire an instructor to help you try it on in the comfort of your hotel, in a traditional machiya house for a tea ceremony or in a studio. photographic for a great vacation memory. Instructors can also advise the best place to buy a kimono based on your budget. The second-hand kimono can be picked up at flea markets and retail stores throughout Kyoto for a few thousand yen, while the official wedding kimono sold in specialty stores can cost several million yen.