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  • Southern Area

Kimono Dressing Experience in Ashikaga

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  • Culture

Dress up in an antique Kimono and travel back in time to the early 1900s!

The silk textile known as “Ashikaga Meisen” was popular for contemporary colours and innovative patterns in the early 1900s.

Dress up in an “Ashikaga Meisen” Kimono at the Ashikaga Machinaka Yugakukan and take a stroll through the stone-paved streets of the historic town. You can even enjoy coordinating Kimonos with modern accessories such as boots and hats in the local style. Come and have a unique and memorable experience!

Basic Information

Address 2673 Tori 1 Chome Ashikaga-shi
Telephone Number 0284-41-8201
Website https://www.ashikaga-kankou.jp/special/detail/kituketaiken.html
Business Hours Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Days Closed for Business Closed on the third Wednesday of the month (except public holidays, in which case the Yugakukan is closed the next working day) and New Year holidays
Price “Ashikaga Meisen” Kimono rental fee: 4,800 yen(3 hours)(Oct to May)
Summer(Yukata): May to Sep
DIRECTIONS 10-minute walk from JR Ashikaga Station or Tobu Ashikagashi Station
Map Code 34 594 682*50

Southern Area

This area boasts evocative historical buildings and townscapes, such as the Ashikaga School, known for being the oldest school in Japan, and Kura no Machi, a district where buildings from the mid-19th century, a time when the area prospered as a commercial district, still stand. At Ashikaga Flower Park, you can see 350 blooming wisteria flowers, flowing downward from above, creating a world of enchantment.

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