The Japanese company Aokihifuku presented its new denim kimonos (pure blue, white hemp pattern, brown & green camouflage…) for men & women in Tokyo city during Ibara Denim Fair 2017 (finished yesterday), hosted by Tottori Okayama Shimbashi-kan “antenna shop”. Discussing with the staff, our French manager noted 3 big advantages of denim kimono over traditional kimono: (1) cheaper, (2) significantly lower maintenance cost as you can wash a denim kimono in a washing machine, and (3) clothing easy to produce in big sizes. On the right side of the photo, the Japanese salesman wears a denim kimono great for everyday life:
Watch Get Japan news report about this event on Friday to see the front & back of a denim Japanese dress, denim materials, denim bags… Subscribe to the YouTube channel now if you don’t want to miss this video!
Interested in Japanese fashion trends and high-quality clothes made in Japan? Ask Yes in Japan travel agents to plan your trip in Japan and organize an exciting private tour of Ibara city (in Okayama prefecture between Osaka city and Hiroshima city), whose garments are known as the “best Japanese denim” :)
Get a nice memory at the traditional cosmetics shop Yoroshi Cosmetics in Tokyo when buying its natural products between 11 November 2015 and 10 May 2016: try and wear a hakama formal divided skirt/trousers (kimono for ladies & gentlemen) for free! Just show the Get Japan map of Asakusa 2015-2016…
Wear a kimono, decorate a room in your house, office or restaurant… In Tokyo, Konjaku Kimono Kocho sells fine second-hand Japanese traditional clothes for men and women at great prices! At this shop, you can buy your kimono made in Japan according to your needs and wishes, in cotton, polyester or silk.
A few prices:
- Haori coat/jacket: 1.000 yens
- Obi long & large belt: 4.000 yens
- Tabi socks: 1.000 yens
- Artistic kimono dress: 5.000-50.000 yens
Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Konjaku Kimono Kocho.
Rent a bicycle and ride it in Tokyo or from Tokyo to Kamakura or Saitama! In Asakusa area, Rin Project Customer Shop is a Japanese designer and maker of cycling accessories/clothes made in Japan since 2003. Reserve early!
A few prices:
- Bicycle rental (1 day): 3.240 yens
- Bicycle rental (2 days): 5.400 yens
- Rin Project helmet: 12.960 yens
- Rin Project trousers: 11.880 yens
Note: You can pay by credit card when renting or shopping at Rin Project Customer Shop.
We watched impressive Japanese archery “kyudo” during the 44th All Kanto Student Kyudo Championships in Chiyoda ward on Saturday 21 June 2014.
Japanese girls and boys coming from various universities competed with tall bows, shooting arrows with gloves and wearing kyudo traditional clothes, which includes a chest protector for female archers to protect their breasts from the bowstring. We could clearly see everything: the long rows of Japanese archers, individual movements of the participants and of their bows, the trajectory of the arrows, and the arrows in/near the targets. Around us, fellow students, friends and family members noisily encouraged their favourite archers!
We strongly recommend you to attend this event in Tokyo at the end of Spring or beginning of Summer 2015 or 2016 if you are interested in Japan, the Japanese culture or martial arts! Contact us if you wish to watch, learn about, or practice Japanese archery; we could organize something just for you :)
- All Kanto Student Kyudo Championships = 全関東学生弓道選手権大会 (Zen-kanto-gakusei-kyudo-senshuken-taikai).
- Kyudo = 弓道, Nippon-budokan = 日本武道館.
- Chiyoda ward = 千代田区 (Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo = 東京.
Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan has Japanese and western rooms, both non-smoking or smoking, including a deluxe Japanese room convenient with children or friends:
- Western single (12㎡), twin (18㎡) and double (13-19㎡) rooms.
- Japanese single rooms (9-11㎡) with futon sleeping sets.
- Japanese rooms (11-28㎡) with square Ryukyu tatami mats, paper screen “shoji” and futon sleeping sets.
- Deluxe Japanese room (34㎡) with wooden open-air bath on a well-screened balcony, square Ryukyu tatami mats, paper screen “shoji” and futon sleeping sets.
Breakfast is offered with all reservations and your hotel room is provided with:
- Air conditioning, shower/bath, Western-style toilets.
- Free Internet, TV.
- Yukata to use as pajamas or clothing when going to the communal baths, slippers.
- Umbrella and sandals for walks outside.
- Pants presser, iron, dryer, razor, toothbrush, towel, soap, shampoo…
- Kettle and tea bags to prepare hot tea, refrigerator.
Doesn’t Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan look nice?
Address: Kanda Ogawamachi 3-24-9, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0052, Japan.
- Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan = お茶の水ホテル昇龍館 (Ochanomizu-hotelu-shoryukan).
- Chiyoda ward = 千代田区 (Chiyoda-ku), Tokyo = 東京.
Travel Stand Japan just launched the Yes in Japan unique tour “Insight Into Japanese Arts in Tokyo” (reference T14B). We strongly recommend you this new 1-day private tour in English or French for up to 8 persons if you are interested in Japanese culture, fine arts, traditional crafts, or even martial arts!
Admire and learn about samurai swords, kimono dresses, traditional handmade washi paper and origami, paintings and carvings on walls and ceilings, hundreds of Buddhist statues (real masterpieces), Shinto lanterns lit up at night, and the interior of a gorgeous wedding centre with its garden and waterfalls… This is a well-timed, touching and unforgettable artistic experience in Japan :)
Calendar for May and June 2014: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday with departures from your hotel in Tokyo. We recommend you to make a reservation at least two business days before your chosen date. Please follow the link below to get up-to-date information and book this tour online.
Make your holidays in Japan unforgettable!
- Art of paper folding = 折り紙 (Origami), Japanese paper = 和紙 (Washi).
- Kimono = 着物, Samurai = 侍.
- Tokyo = 東京.
We prepare our activities and walks with care to make them fun and interesting for you as well as authentic and beneficial to the locals. Still, we may have to adapt them due to the weather, religious/special events, busyness at shops… Your understanding will be greatly appreciated.
Our walks in Tokyo last 2~2½ hours. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes adapted to the weather and suitable for walks. Japan has no special dress code for its streets, Buddhist temples or Shinto shrines but avoid big bags for narrow/crowded places. Do not forget your camera and wallet :)
Our activities in Tokyo last 1~1½ hours. We may remove our shoes and sit on tatami mats so please wear socks matching the season and clothes letting you sit comfortably without a chair. Also avoid strong perfume just before the activity. Thanks!
If you have any question, do not hesitate to e-mail, call or visit the Yes in Japan team in Tokyo.
This morning, we admired pink cherry blossoms and a charming Japanese bride in white kimono (traditional dress) at the peaceful Tokyo-daijingu Shinto shrine. The nice couple of travellers from Sweden that joined this “Kagurazaka, Charming Tokyo” walking tour in Tokyo was delighted :)
Most cherry trees in Tokyo have already lost their petals due to the rain but this cherry tree of the Yae-zakura species is in full bloom. With good travel tips or a guide, you can see beautiful cherry blossoms in Tokyo even after the peak of March/April!
Tokyo-daijingu is known as the Shinto shrine that held the first Shinto wedding ceremony in Japan so it is the most traditional destination in Japan to see (and take a picture of) a Japanese bride in kimono…
We exceptionally started this Yes in Japan 2014 tour at Hotel Niwa Tokyo (near Suidobashi station) for the convenience of our customers. The walk was longer than usual but it was a pleasure with this beautiful Spring weather :)
- Yae-zakura = 八重桜, Kimono = 着物.
- Tokyo = 東京, Tokyo-daijingu = 東京大神宮.
- Hotel Niwa Tokyo = 庭のホテル東京 (Niwa-no-hotelu-Tokyo).