If you want to make your Kimono Experience more special, here is the list of places you should visit in Tokyo.
Well known classical temple, Senso-ji, is a must-visit place.
This place is alway packed with people, but the architectures are astonishingly beautiful. The temple is the oldest one in Tokyo and it has over 300 years of history. The main building was rebuilt after WWⅡ and now is about 60 years old.
Along with the temple, Nakamise shopping street is another reason why this place is so popular among travelers. You will enjoy Japanese cultural items, food and snacks. If you walk through this street in a kimono, it will take you back to old Japan!
Tokyo Tower / TOFUYA UKAI
Do you know there is a really amazing restaurant at the foot of Tokyo Tower?
TOFUYA UKAI offers Japanese food, mainly Tofu dishes, and all dishes are very good, but the more impressive points of this restaurant are its beautiful Japanese garden and also its fascinating decor.
This garden is exclusive for guests so you can enjoy a quiet peaceful moment when you walk around the garden and enjoy seasonal flowers and trees.
The building is designed after Edo-era decorations. Its decor, atmosphere and food is authentic. I think there is nothing else quite like this restaurant and if you visit here in a Kimono, it must be a very exciting moment for you!
If you want to experience a classical Japanese dance-drama, KABUKI, in Tokyo, Kabukiza would be the best place. As you may know, KABUKI has a long history and all actors wear various kind of kimonos, it would be impressive to see those kimono costumes, some of them are amazingly beautiful.
Another great point of visiting Kabukiza is that many of the audience are Kimono lovers and they are in kimonos when visiting the theater. Great opportunity for you to see bunch of Japanese kimono lovers and how they look like.
Shinjyuku Gyoen National Garden
Huge green park at the very center of Tokyo, only 10 min walk from Shinjyuku Station. The park shows very different scenery every single season. It is so beautiful especially in Spring when you can see variety of cherry blossoms and also in Autumn when you can enjoy yellow autumn leaves of ginkgo trees.
If you are Tempura lover, TSUNAHACHI is 5 min walk away from the park. Very popular spot for travelers from overseas. You should go before 18:00 so you don’t have to be in a line and wait for hours to get seats.
It would be an exciting moment for you to enjoy authentic tempura in a kimono.
There are still so many other places you can enjoy in a kimono. Hope you will enjoy great time in Tokyo!
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