Kimono Craftmanship and Dressing Tour

Experience kimono culture like never before on this guided tour

Learn about the delicate silk fabric used in the finest kimonos in its birthplace, with a history going back over 300 years.
On the factory tour you will have a chance to see first-hand how the silk is made, and learn the secrets that make it so special. After the factory tour a professional kimono dresser will help you into an exquisite kimono while explaing the different parts of the kimono, and some of it's long history.
Wearing your kimono you will have a chance for photographs with stunning backgrounds. Then, while dressed in your kimono, enjoy a deep cultural experience.
Come with us and take a deep dive into kimono culture!

Tayuh Textile Factory

The knowledgable guide will tell you about the secrets of chirimen silk, explaining how it's made and what makes it so special. After, you will get a tour of a working factory and see first hand how it's made.
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Wear a Kimono

After the tour you will get to choose a kimono and the professional kimono dresser will help you put it on while explaining different parts of the kimono and some of it's long history.
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Photo Time

Looking radiant in your kimono you can pose for pictures in the delicatley appointed parlour at Tayuh Textiles, or in their Japanese rock garden (weather permitting).
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Cultural Experience

While wearing your kimono you will be able to experience a cultural experience to deepen your understanding of Japanese culure. Available experiences will vary depending on instructors availablity but will include one of: furoshiki wrapping, chirimen silk post card making, or a tea ceremony.
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DETAILS

REGISTRATION START
2024/01/09
REGISTRATION ENDS
2024/03/31
ACTIVITY COURSE TIME SECTIONS
  • 9am start
  • 1pm start
SCHEDULE
(Some times may differ)
1 We'll pick you up either at Amino train station, or your hotel (within 2 km of Tayuh Textiles).
2 See how high quality chirimen silk is made at a silk factory.
3 Learn about the history of kimono and how to get dressed in it.
4 Take stunning pictures in a Japanese Garden (optional: a professional photographer can take the pictures for an extra fee).
5 Take part in a cultural activity to deepen your understanding of traditional Japanese arts. (Activities will vary depending on instructors but will include one of: furoshiki wrapping, chirimen silk post card making, or a tea ceremony. Tea ceremony is only available after January 22nd.)
6 We'll drop you off at Amino train station or at your hotel (within 2 km of Tayuh Textiles)
ACCOMPANYING GUIDE
(INCLUDED OR NOT)
Included
MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
2
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE
6
MEETING PLACE
Amino Train Station or select hotels in the Amino area (please let us know if you require a different pickup location)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
To complete your booking we will need the following details:
1 Desired pick up and drop off locations
2 Height (cm), shoe size (cm), prefered kimono color.
(This information will only be used for selecting your kimono. measurements are prefered in cm. If you use a different measurement please state it clearly, ie. shoe size: 6 (ladies US). Depending on availablility we may not be able offer your prefered color.)
MUST READ NOTES
1 This tour is only available on weekdays.
2 Bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
3 Let us know your prefered pick up and drop off location.
4 Height (cm), shoe size (cm), prefered kimono color.

5 Children under the age of 3 can be brought along for no extra charge but they will not be able to wear a kimono, receive a free gift at the silk factory or participate in the cultural activity independently.
6 If a child is age 12 or younger but they are taller than 150cm they will be charged as an adult, this is because the kimono is classed as an adult kimono based on size, patterns, cleaning etc.

7 Cancellations made 3 days before to the day before will be responsible for 50% of the tour fee. Cancellations made after 4:00pm JST will be treated as arriving the next day.
The following conditions may also be treated as arriving the next day:
1 Cancellation requests made when the activities are closed (usually, but not limited to, weekends).
2 Cancellation requests made when Kyotango Tourism Association is closed (usually, but not limited to, Sundays).
In the event that payment has not been received by 3 days before your requested date, the tour will automatically be cancelled.
PRICES
ADULT FEE (13+ years, or 150cm tall or taller) 35,000 JPY/person
CHILD FEE (3-12 years) 33,000 JPY/Person
Optional Extra: professional photographer 20,000 JPY
Optional Extra: pick up from 2-5km of Amino Station 4,010 JPY
Optional Extra: drop-off within 2-5km of Amino Station 3,690 JPY
Optional Extra: pick up/drop-off beyond 5 km of Amino Station Please ask us
INCLUDED IN THE PRICING
  1. Interpretor guide
  2. Silk factory visit w/ gift
  3. Kimono rental
  4. Kimono fitting
  5. Cultural Experience (one of: furoshiki wrapping, chirimen silk postcard making, tea ceremony)
  6. Transportation during the tour and to and from Amino Station, or accommodations within 2 km of Tayuh Textiles
CANCELLATION FEES
from 3 days before to the day before the tour 50%
On the day of the tour or no show 100%
ACCEPTED PAYMENT TYPES
  1. Payment in advance by visa or mastercard only
COMPANY INFORMATION

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