Kimono Experience in Aizu-Wakamatsu City

Kimono Experience in Aizu-Wakamatsu City

You can now try on yukata or kimono at Tsuruga Kimono Rental Shop, which opened in April 2019. Tsuruga Kimono Rental Shop is located on the second floor of Tsurugajo Kaikan, which is right next to Tsurugajo Castle in Aizu-Wakamatsu City.
Rent a kimono or yukata and take photos with friends and family in front of the castle, or venture a bit further to the historical Nanokamachi-dori Street to feel like you have stepped back in time.
Come and make some great memories in Aizu-Wakamatsu City!

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttps://aizu-kimono-rental-tsuruga.com/english/
Contact

Tsuruga Kimono Rental Shop

(+81) 90-2361-6411

info@sozaihiroba.net

Best SeasonAll Year
ParkingPlease use the Tsurugajo Kaikan parking lot
Related infoShop Reception Opening Hours:
Apr. to Nov. 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Dec. to Mar. 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Kimono and yukata must be returned by 16:00 unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

Renting a Kimono or Yukata
There are rental kimono and yukata available for both men and women (200 varieties). There are also accessories (such as traditional bags or hair decorations) that can be borrowed for a set fee. It takes around 15 minutes to put on your kimono or yukata. You can leave your baggage in Tsuruga Kimono Rental Shop while you explore the city.

Kimono / Yukata Rental Fees
Kimono / yukata rental fee prices range from 3,800 yen to 8,000 yen per person, depending on the style and season.
Access Details
AccessTsurugajo Kaikan 2F, Ote-machi 4-47, Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
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Getting there

Located inside Tsurugajo Kaikan, near the North Gate of Tsurugajo Castle.

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