Explore Osaka Castle in Kimono!
Duration: 15 Minutes (approx.)
Explore Osaka Castle freely while dressed in traditional kimono. Children's kimonos are available, so you can enjoy this plan with your family. Take a photo together to remember your time in Japan.
- Change into a kimono at Osaka Castle.
- Enjoy walking around freely.
- Take pictures with the whole family in kimono.
Arrival→Choose your kimono→Change→Explore→Return→End
First, choose your favorite kimono from a variety of styles.
Inside the store, staff will assist you in putting on the kimono. Then you can go outside.
Walk around the Osaka Castle area freely.
Take memorable pictures with Osaka castle in the background!
After that, you will change back into your own clothes and your experience is finished.
【Things to note】
- Time：Dressing time 15 min
Please return to the shop before 17:30 on the day.
- Meeting point : MENKASOH 2F
TERRACE 102-2F 3-1 D, Osakajo, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu
Get off at 『Osakajo-koen Station』 on the JR Kanjo line and it is directly in the west
Get off at 『Osaka Business Park Station』 on the Osaka Metro Nagahori Tsurumi-ryokuchi Line, leave through exit 1 and it's a 3-minute walk from there
- Language support：English (Menu・Instructions), Chinese (Menu・Instructions), Korean (Menu・Instructions)
- Included ：Kimono
- Excluded：Bag rental, Hair setting (optional)
- Participation requirements ：1 year and older
- Toilets：〇 (Western)
- Free Wi-Fi ：×
There is much to learn about how to wear kimono. Recently, it is often done as a set together with hair styling, but originally, kimono and hair setting were different. The preparation before dressing and the procedure of dressing itself is complicated, so it is difficult to understand it simply by reading books and watching videos, so if you want to wear kimono for the first time, it is better to ask for a professional.
In addition to the kimono, "hadajuban", "susoyoke" and "nagajuban" (underwear items for the kimono), strings, collar core (to be inserted as a core in an nagajuban), "datejime" (a small thin fabric to prevent the kimono to fall apart), collar stop (it fixes the form of the collar), kimono belt (it prevents the collar to fall apart), obi, obi strip（it adjusts the form of the obi belt) , obi pillow（to make a drum-like form at the back), obi sash（It fixes the obi pillow and makes it looks gorgeous), "obijime"（It fixes the obi and gives an accent to it), tabi shoes etc., are required. Sometimes bags and zori sandals are needed.
Many of the procedures require detailed techniques as well.
【Nearby area introduction】
Built in the Azuchi-Momoyama period (16th to 17th Century), Osaka Castle was refurbished in the Edo period. It was also designated as a special historic site and it is one of the three great castles in Japan. The history of the land is full of drama and at the end of the Warring States period there was a temple called Ishiyama Hoganji Temple, but it disappeared in the Ishiyama battle in the year 1580. Osaka Castle was built between 1583 and 1598, after being evaluated by Oda Nobunaga, passing the hands of many famous daimyo, and after it was possessed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Even now 13 buildings such as watchtowers, gates and warehouses exists, but the remains were restored after the Edo period and it seems that all the remains of the Osaka castle built by Toyotomi Hideyoshi were buried.
Inside the castle tower, there is an exhibition where you can learn about the history of Osaka Castle, and from the observation deck you can see vast scenery.
7 to 4 days before the tour date 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.