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” :)
Temporarily closed, the shop Asakusa Tatsumiya specialized in kimono tumblers is moving closer to Asakusa subway station and will re-open just 10 seconds away from the famous Kaminari-mon red Thunder Gate on 23 December 2016! We will gladly accompany you afterwards during a shopping tour in Tokyo city, to buy a kimono tumbler at the new shop if you love unique, beautiful things useful in everyday life :)
For readers visiting Asia who have not heard about kimono tumblers:
You really want to purchase a kimono tumbler made in Japan from the world leader before 23 December 2016? Order in English on the online store of Asakusa Tatsumiya:
Enjoy Japanese products!
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.
Find swords, tea sets, artworks… in Tokyo! Asakusa Kobijutsu is an exciting antique shop selling samurai swords & armours, bowls & utensils for tea ceremonies, iron kettles, kimonos made in Japan, Japanese accessories, gems, traditional dolls, ukiyo-e illustrations… Check cheap replicas or pricey genuine articles!
The products in store change every day…
Note: You can pay by credit card when shopping at Asakusa Kobijutsu.
Kanda Chonko is an artisan shop selling special products made in Japan (Tokyo, Kyushu…) including little handmade treasures realized by the Japanese couple owning this traditional shop!
- Bottle kimono “samurai”: 2592 yens
- Bottle kimono “princess”: 3240 yens
- Edo folding fan: 3240 yens
- Mini bonsai: 2180 yens
Phone: (+81) 03-3255-3990
Credit cards: Unavailable.
Kanda Chonko is the specialist shop 29 in the section C4 of our Get Japan map of Tokyo in spring/summer 2015:
Nice! Tokyo’s Sumida ward, its tourism office and the Sumidagawa Edo Cultural Sightseeing Promotion Association organize a “Yukata De Guide Tour” special event in English for foreign tourists near Ryogoku station from 16:00 to 21:00 on Saturday 02 August 2014.
Imagine wearing a colourful Yukata summer kimono with traditional Geta wooden shoes, visiting the Kokugikan sumo arena, joining a tea ceremony in a Japanese garden, smelling and tasting Japan’s green tea from your cup, attending a concert of Koto (stringed musical instrument) and Shakuhachi flute, living a Haiku Japanese poetry gathering…
Then cruise the Sumida River at night to admire the lit-up Rainbow Bridge (Odaiba area) and modern Tokyo Skytree tower from a cute boat…
Finally, enjoy a festival with many small shops and Japanese people dancing a Bon-odori dance… You may even dance with them!
Why not live and enjoy the Japanese culture this Summer evening in Tokyo’s Sumida ward? Make a reservation for the “Yukata De Guide Tour” for only 4.500 yens (food included) before 29 July! Our Yes in Japan travel manager will definitely join :)
- Yukata De Guide Tour = ゆかたでガイドツアー (yukata-de-gaido-tsua).
- “Visit Sumida” tourism office = 墨田区観光協会 (Sumida-ku-kanko-kyokai).
- Sumidagawa Edo Cultural Sightseeing Promotion Association = 隅田川・江戸文化観光振興会 (Sumida-gawa-edo-bunka-kanko-shinko-kai).
- Yukata = 浴衣, Bon-odori = 盆踊り, Sumida river = 隅田川 (Sumida-gawa).
- Ryogoku station = 両国駅 (Ryogoku-eki), Sumida ward = 墨田区 (Sumida-ku), Tokyo = 東京.
Renewed in 2009, the clean comfortable Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan has roots from 1925. In its great traditional atmosphere, enjoy a different experience, relax in a private open air bath or large communal one after a tiring day visiting Tokyo, wear a “yukata” kimono, sleep on tatami mats, and savour a Japanese breakfast before leaving!
This family-friendly hotel with helpful staff even exhibits a portable shrine “mikoshi” housing a Japanese god in its lobby… Note: “Shoryukan” means “Inn of the Rising Dragon”.
The staff of Ochanomizu Hotel Shoryukan is used to guests from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Thailand, the USA… Welcome and guidance in English should be fine.
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.
Our romantic walking tour “Kagurazaka, Charming Tokyo” is now available in English or French on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in May and June 2014. Try to book at least one business day before your chosen date to enable us to check whether a Shinto wedding ceremony is scheduled at one of the visited shrines and to adapt the tour accordingly.
Kagurazaka is one of the pearls of Tokyo! Feel love at the nearby site of the first Shinto wedding, discover a maze of charming small streets in Kagurazaka and enter a beautiful modern shrine with intriguing lucky charms and a bright coffee shop! On the way back, we will introduce you to the shopping street and to products of Japan’s culture: Japanese sweets, green tea, gorgeous kimono dresses, flower-shaped hairpins…
This romantic tour in Chiyoda and Shinjuku wards usually starts at the convenient Hotel Grand Palace but we remain flexible, like our Spring calendar.
- Kagurazaka = 神楽坂, Tokyo = 東京.
- Hotel Grand Palace = ホテルグランドパレス (hotelu-gurando-palesu).
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.