Ever wanted to have your own kimono? Take back souvenirs? Look at beautiful Japanese fabrics?
This tour gives you your very own kimono expert to take you around recycled kimono stores where you can buy beautiful kimonos for men or women very cheaply.
- Enjoy shopping kimonos at well known and little hidden secrets shops
- Get the opportunity to converse with Sayuki or one of Sayuki’s trainee about the secretive world of geisha
- Explore Asakusa’s most famous traditional shops
- Find good quality and cheap kimonos to buy
You can buy a complete beautiful real kimono to wear yourself, or buy some lovely silk dressing gowns, or even buy kimono pyjamas for the boys. There are lovely silk kimono for children too.
This tour will be run by Sayuki from time to time, and by request, but will usually be run by Sayuki’s trainees. This is a way to let the little prospective geisha in Sayuki’s house practice their English skills and get some income during the crucial first year when they are training to become geisha. Do help us help the little geisha to continue the beautiful geisha tradition in Japan.
About sayuki :
Sayuki is the first westerner to become a geisha in Japan and the first westerner to run a kimono store. Sayuki has her own independent geisha house and has had a number of trainees studying to become geisha.
1 – 4
20,000 JPY up to 4 people
(ask for larger groups)
Price does not include lunch.
Great Knowledge And Very Helpful!
Sayuki and I went to a kimono sale and I got to learn a lot about different types of kimono I didn’t know existed and also about the way they get produced. It was like stepping into an art gallery with a personal guide. There was plenty to look at and try on and some kimono were fairly affordable but I also got to understand why the pricey ones are that pricey.