Dress in a classy Kimono at a traditional house. The professional photographer will take your photos by the beautiful lakeside, which offers you a great memory and unique experience in the peaceful setting of Japanese countryside.
What to Expect
Dress in a beautiful Kimono in the traditional house right outside the Shinto shrine, situated in the peaceful and atmospheric Japanese countryside village. Your English guide as well as the professional stylist will dress you in a Kimono, and arrange your hair in the way you wish. A professional photographer will take your photos in a beautiful setting. You can also take photos with your own camera. This will definitely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The meeting place is at JR Shiga station, where you will travel for 40 minutes by train from Kyoto station by the JR Kosei-line. Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Biwa during your ride. Your guide will be waiting at the station for your arrival.
Take a short lakeside walk to the village, where you will find the beautiful traditional house. You will be warmly welcomed by the friendly family and get to select your Kimono from several pieces. All the Kimonos have been carefully looked after by the family, who have lived in the village for seven generations.
After setting your hair, your stylist will dress you in the Kimono. Enjoy transforming into a Kimono-Bijin (a Japanese beauty wearing Kimono). Listen to the story of the family and the area as you are getting dressed and having your hair done.
Your picture will be taken by a professional photographer in an amazing landscape with views of the lake and the local Shinto shrine. You can select three photos after the session. One photo of your choice will be printed and framed for you to take home at the end of the tour. You will receive the other two later as a data file to use however way you wish.
- Kimono Rental
- Hair Arrangement
- Photos Session with a Professional Photographer
- Three Photos of Your Choice (optional charge may be added if you wish to choose more than three photos)
- English-speaking Guide
What's Not Included
- Hotel Pick-up (optional)
- Train fee to/from JR Shiga Station (a one-way trip from JR Kyoto station will cost 580 yen)
Know Before You Go
• Please provide your tour operator with following information; 1. Your Height, 2. Foot Size, 3. Clothes Size
• If you would like more than three photos, please let your tour operator know during the tour