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Experience strolling the streets of the Tokyo's traditional old neighbourhood Asakusa dressed in a kimono! This will surely be one of your most memorable activities in Japan!
- Dress up in a beautiful Japanese kimono
- Get help by a local expert who will teach you the proper way of putting on a kimono
- Have a wonderful time exploring Asakusa dressed in the kimono
- Take photos of your group as a memory from this cultural experiences
- 日本語 (Fluent)
- English (Intermediate)
Presently, I teach Japanese “Buyo” around Asakusa.
In the past, I made a name for myself as an actress after practicing Japanese “Buyo” and drama. Today, I have a 25-year career as an entertainer. I have acted in many stage plays featuring “buyo” across Japan as well as surrounding Asian countries to master Japanese “buyo”.
Traditional “buyou” and Japanese “buyo”, which I dance, if classified is often classified as strict and formal but it is what it is. Traditional Japanese “buyo” is not like “kagura”, traditional folk entertainment, “bon odori” (a type of dance at a Japanese festival called “matsuri”), and folk songs but is a stage art that is aimed at performing on stage. A lot of the gestures and behavior of Japanese women can be learned through Japanese “buyo” – it is a compilation and the best of all that beauty.
I am out of words already to how amazing this experience was! I was low on time - due to my short stay. But Yoko and Hiroko (mind my spelling here) were so accommodating!
Since I had already met them before for the Buyo dance session and humbled by their hospitality, I was looking forward to meeting them again!
Yoko-san helped me pick the best kimono - baby pink it was with beautiful oriental design. I was dressed quickly with all accessories and we hit the streets of Asakusa right away! Cherry blossoms were in full bloom and we got some of the bestest shots in the background.
Special mention to Hiroko - who helped me shop in Asakusa and we had some friendly moments together!
The photographer was also very accommodating to my tight schedule - he quickly helped process the pictures and handed over to me on time! Appreciate his help!
After returning to the studio, Yokosan, Hiroko assisted me in getting a taxing and waved me goodbye! beautiful memories of this beautiful experience!!
A Memorable Walk in Asakusa & Feeling like a Celebrity!
I am really happy to have selected the services of Yoko san for my partners dress up experience. Not only does she provide high quality silk kimonos, she assists as well with posturing during the photo shoot allowing Okabe san to capture the best pictures. Both Yoko and Okabe san are friendly and helpful making the experience more fun. (attached pictures are self taken)
Fantastic time time!, the guide, the photographer, everyone was so helpful and professional. The kimono I wore was gorgeous and unique. With this unforgettable experience, Asakusa will always have a special place in my heart.
Enriching Experience in a Kimono
This was a favourite for my wife. The kimono experience was much more than expected -- silk kimono (with all its layers), professional kimono dresser, a guide/translator and a professional photographer. She looked and felt like a celebrity as she was led through the streets of Asakusa. This was not much of a tour (with a kimono), but walking the streets with locals (and being asked for random photos by other tourists). Highly recommended!
This was a wonderful experience!
I made a rather large mistake when scheduling this event for my trip, but everyone was very understanding, and so incredibly helpful in rescheduling at the last minute. I am so glad we were able to reschedule it, because this was an amazing experience! The kimono was absolutely beautiful. I was worried about walking around at first because I knew I would stand out, but my friend and I got so many compliments while we were walking around that I quickly stopped worrying. I highly recommend this experience to anyone interested in curious about kimono!
This was one of my greatest experiences in Tokyo. Yoko and her team were prompt and met at the designated spot as agreed. Felt honored in the depth of attention and the experience the team gave in delivering the best cultural experience.
Everything was great, the dressing up process itself was an amazing glimpse into Japanese culture. Then getting to walk the streets of Asakusa in the attire plus have a professional camera man/tour guide just put the icing on the cake.
I highly recommend this experience.
What I would advise for anyone considering this experience is to purchase the cd/photos when you also book the experience.
This is one of the best experiences I had in my Japan tour. The host is very kind, skillful and very efficient in dressing up the Kimono. The staff was so kind and supportive I felt like I met some close relatives in a strange city.
While walking I got appreciations from lot of people and they took us everywhere in the city , guided us to our next trip , presented a very nice Japanese dance at the end of the tour.
I would highly recommend them for anyone who would like to have a real experience of not only wearing a Kimono but spending nice time with some true Japanese people.
This is an experience worth much more than hat I paid when compared to other activities in Japan.
A big Thank for both the host and the Voyagin team
I highly recommend this tour. Yoko San ( host ) and Toshio San ( camera man) are very professional and kind . Yoko San escorted me around a temple, and along streets with many shops, all the while teaching me about the district and it's history. We were stopped many times by other tourists for a picture. I wore a lovely pink kimono that day and saw a sample picture of me wearing it, and it came out great. Since we had a little bit of time left, Yoko San showed me her dance, which is really amazing and beautiful. My time with her made my first trip to Japan a wonderful and memorable experience.