You will dress up in a special kimono at my washitsu—a traditional Japanese-style tatami room nearby Shinjyuku. We will also help you with a hairstyle suited to kimonos. Then we will go out to Shinjyuku-Gyoen park (a famous beautiful big garden and a sightseeing spot for tourists), and take your pictures. We will take you the traditional tea house located inside of the park, and take a little break there in enjoying Japanese Matcha tea and sweets. Optional plan (4000-yen / person): Upon our return, I’ll share my knowledge about Japanese incense and my experiences as a certified incense instructor. Incense is more than just a refreshing scent—it has a deep relationship with traditional Japanese culture. We’ll experience the "Way of Incense"—a ceremony that will allow us to guess and identify scents. (If you want to apply optional plan. Please let us know in advance. You can pay its extra fee at the venue by cash.) <attention> * Please tell me your height, weight and size of shoes beforehand. * The kimono is only for women. If you're a man, please ask us before booking. * Capacity is 2 people but please tell us if you'd like to join with family or group.
Chiyo & Tatsuko
We are promoters of traditional Japanese culture. I'm Chiyo. I've been making handcrafts, including kimonos, for over two decades. My grandmother gave me many antique kimonos and I've been fascinated by the art of kimono. I'm a certified kimono instructor with the skills to dress others in this traditional Japanese garment. I'm Tatsuko. Since childhood, I've been fascinated by the incense which can change our moods. I left my busy career in information technology to pursue my passion in Japanese culture. I'm now a kohshi—a certified Japanese incense instructor—in order to help others relax.
Japanese sweets We'll provide Japanese traditional sweets for matcha tea.
Matcha Tea We'll serve matcha tea in the tea house.
Entrance ticket Entrance ticket of Shinjyuku Gyoen Park. (But the train tickets are not included.)
Kimono Kimono, and other items you will use for Kimono dressing such as hair ornaments, bags, socks, and sandals.
We'll meet at my home studio in Yotsuya-sanchome. Here we’ll experience the kimono in a Japanese-style tatami room. First, we'll dress you in a kimono and make your hairstyle. Then we will take you to the Shinjyuku-Gyoen Park (one station by metro) and take pictures. In the traditional tea house located inside of the park, we will enjoy Matcha tea and Japanese sweets. As optional plan, after we'll return, we will experience "Way of Incense”.
Your camera to take photos
* The kimono is only for women. * Please give me your height and shoes size for preparation of Kimono. * Please do your own makeup * If you do not like Japanese sweets, please let us know in advance.
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