Paul Shinn (金曜日, 08 6月 2018 13:27)
This was the best ever time. They took the time to explain everything. I was very comfortable with being dressed by some else into formal attire and the photos are just amazing. Well worth the effort
and the cost was fair. Thank you all.
Ed D (火曜日, 22 5月 2018 12:38)
Wonderful staff and quality of Kimonos. Photographer was professional.
London Tokyo mum (金曜日, 11 5月 2018 08:10)
My teen daughter and her friend had an unforgettable day in their kimono and wandering around in the temple grounds was very special. My daughter remarked that the staff were very kind and
enthusiastic. I highly recommend this place. It was tiny so us mothers had a nice wait in local cafe. Domo Arigato gozaimaau! *************
Meckaa (金曜日, 11 5月 2018 08:00)
We rented a kimono my sister and I with the basic plan, and we had such a good time. The very kind ladies speak english well, and helped us getting dressed, arranged our hair. We felt special!
We spent the day walking around asakusa and took a lot of pictures. Very good experience and not too expensive! :)
Eric Canoy (土曜日, 21 4月 2018 10:36)
Second to the last day of our Japan trip, we had booked a rental at Sakura Photo Studio in Asakusa. Being.that we had a large group, of seven participants, we wanted to go in early to get ahead of
We arrived via Ginza line, and in a few short blocks we were at the studio. It was located in 4 story building on the corner of two streets. Signs were posted on thier windows to show where they were
located. The elevator is small, so you'll have to go in small groups of 3 or 4 at a time.
As we got there most of the employees of Sakura Photo Studio were just getting in, but we're ready to help us get into our kimonos. They were really quick and patient in helping us choose our
kimonos. One of the employees spoke FOUR LANGUAGES: Japanese, Korean, Chinese ( Mandarin), and English! That was really helpful especially when other groups started to enter the studio,including that
the studio is very small for changing into the kimonos.
The staff was able to get us into.our kimonos within the hour and let us know how long we had the rentals for the day. They also had some discounts on Rik Shaw rides through Asakusa. You'll look
extra traditional with your kimonos.
Overall, the service was great, the quality of the kimonos were great and diverse, and the staff was very helpful. Will do again if I come back to Asakusa.
Michele Cajes (木曜日, 21 12月 2017 11:18)
This review is long overdue for such a wonderful experience!
I’ve been to Sakura Photo Studio twice, and each time has been fantastic. I’ve been lucky enough to try both their Regular and Luxury sets. With both sets you get to choose: a kimono, obi, hair
accessory and bag!
Patient and professional, the employees and owners make you feel welcomed in their space. And never uncomfortable as they fit you into their kimonos. If you get overwhelmed by the sheer number of
kimono available, the ladies are happy to help recommend fabric choices.
Their style of obi bows is my favorite, too – more mature and elegant. It’s like a flower in the back of the kimono.
Also, on my 2nd trip they added a new service. Rickshaw ride!
It’s a collaboration that lets guests ride a rickshaw at a discounted price – much cheaper than buying a ride from the many companies on the main street. Believe me, this service will make your
experience in Asakusa even better. Our rickshaw driver was extremely friendly, and knowledgeable. You’ll get to see and learn so much of the area AND be seen and admired! People will take videos and
pictures, it’s guaranteed.
If a rickshaw ride isn’t something you’d like to do, they also offer a photoshoot service. Both in studio or outside. Prices vary, but I did it my first time and I really enjoyed how the photos
Personally, this is my go to place when I have to take friends around Tokyo, and they want a kimono experience.
Highly recommend this experience.
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Adele (月曜日, 14 8月 2017 16:51)
I had a really good time meeting a photographer and learning more about Asakusa and the Japanese culture. It was really nice wearing the kimono and the ladies at the studio did such a pretty
hairstyle for me. The photos came out great. I am very happy I did this.
Amy (火曜日, 08 8月 2017 10:13)
東京淺草遊 我在櫻花進行和服租借活動 櫻花在鈴木大樓的四樓 要稍微注意一下 要不然可能沒有看到 服務人員非常親切而且也很有笑容 讓客人可以慢慢挑選自己喜歡的和服 款式眾多 內裡配件也很繁複如果自己穿著 一定很困難 而幫忙客人穿衣服的阿姨們很有耐心 也很專業 和服穿得很妥當 我們在淺草逛了一圈 和服都沒有鬆脫 讓人很安心 設計髮型的設計師手巧又專業 美麗的髮型很快地處理好 真的很不錯
Jenny (火曜日, 08 8月 2017 10:11)
東京淺草遊 穿著美麗的和服走在街上 與和服呼應的漂亮髮髻旁簪了可愛的髮飾 在鏡子前很滿意這樣特別的造型 走在街上一開始有一點害羞 而且腳上的襪子和夾腳鞋還不太習慣 但是到了淺草寺前的仲見世通 還有好多其他的人也穿著和服或浴衣 慢慢比較習慣 在等紅綠燈時 旁邊的老太太 也和我們微笑打招呼 用日語說著綺麗~ 咖哇衣~ 雖然和服比較美麗繁複 但是如果在夏天 建議挑選浴衣比較適合 布料比較輕薄涼爽
Esther Feng (月曜日, 10 7月 2017 09:36)
Really felt like I was part of the Japanese culture!! They let you pick out the kimono and then help style your hair in a really pretty way to match your kimono with a cute hair accessory :)
definitely would try again next time I'm in japan
Dale (月曜日, 26 6月 2017 16:16)
It's a very good Japanese culture experience. My kid loves it a lot in Kimono although it's pretty hot and inconvenient to walk in it. We will definitely recommend friends try it when they visit
Tokyo. The staff was so friendly, and they can speak English fluently. There are lots of choices of clothing and accessories. The dressing and styling process is around 30 minutes for 2 of us.
Although the studio Is somehow not modern decorated, but it's a cozy place to visit.
Annna (火曜日, 13 6月 2017 09:25)
Newfound respect for the ladies who had to wear kimonos on a daily basis back in the day! I didn't know the prep was so tedious. It was both surprisingly fun and tiring to walk in a kimono. We ate
street food, shopped around Orange St and walked to Senso-ji Temple while we were wearing them. We were lucky that the place where we rented it from had actual silk kimonos instead of polyester
because it was a very hot Sunday afternoon. Would recommend this experience to first time Tokyo visitors!
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JJC (火曜日, 23 5月 2017 10:02)
Good and efficient service. Staffs are very helpful. It is definitely one of the highlights for our Tokyo trip. Must try activity.
Luisa (火曜日, 23 5月 2017 10:01)
It was great and service was great. Location is good so that you can go and take pictures with amazing scenarios!! :)
Patchi (土曜日, 13 5月 2017 08:26)
Bing(nickname) (木曜日, 04 5月 2017 10:26)
The experience was superb. The shop owner is fluent in Japanese, Korean, English and even can speak Mandarin and Cantonese. Communication wasn't a problem at all. The men's choices were relatively
limited but still nice - I bet my fiancé chose the best one :) in order to match with his, I opted for a purple one, it was so beautiful that many people came to take pictures with me while we were
strolling around Asakusa.
王律婷 (水曜日, 12 4月 2017 11:05)
位在淺草的「Sakura Photo Studio」
是小象在網路上 #VELTRA 預訂促銷活動
活動結束給評價就可以嘍❤ 兩人只要 ¥5000
Girl`s Day (nick name) (火曜日, 11 4月 2017 09:30)
I visited Tokyo with my two daughters. The kimono rental dress-up was the highlight of our trip. The ladies that dressed us and did our hair were so nice. It was such a fun experience that I would
Lee (火曜日, 04 4月 2017 12:27)
Roxie (月曜日, 27 3月 2017 09:47)
So much fun!
I scheduled our appointment for the very first of the day and was so glad that I did. We were the only ones there and had our pick of so many kimonos that I almost couldn't decide which one to wear.
When we came back to return our kimonos, the studio was full with three or four people. The woman who runs the place speaks good english and was so sweet and delightful. She made the whole experience
of picking out our kimonos and dressing so much fun. The best part was getting to walk around Tokyo in our kimonos. At first we were a little anxious, because we seemed to be getting a lot of looks.
The Japanese people seemed to get a kick out of seeing foreigners dressed in kimonos as they'd mostly smile and do the little nod bow thing. We walked from the studio to Nakamise shopping street and
Sensoji shrine. By the time we'd gotten through those two sight seeing places we started to see a lot of other people dressed in kimonos. As we saw the other people in kimonos, I realized how much
nicer the Sakura studio dressing experience was than all the others as we looked way better than everyone else we saw. My husband had the kimono top with the hakama pants on and the kimono jacket
over top. The other men I saw had just the kimono and jacket, no pants. It could have been a choice on their part, I'm not sure, but I thought the pants looked better. My obi was an actual obi that
the woman tied into a really cool knot and added a second accent pre-tied knot that made it look really cool. The other women I saw walking around had only a pretty poor looking pre-tied obi on. We
also got to pick out Zori sandals and a kimono purse to go with our kimonos. I was also surprised at how warm the whole getup was. It was around 50 degrees outside the whole day but I wasn't cold at
all, and I usually get cold very easily. Overall, I would recommend this activity, and I would definitely recommend the Sakura Studio.
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Amanda.F (木曜日, 05 1月 2017 09:23)
My wife and I did this experience together. The dressing studio is small and bustling, and being able to experience the art of formal kimono dressing was something we will never forget. Although we
were the only foreigners there, suggesting this place does a robust local business, the English-speaking assistant was very accommodating. We were given a variety of beautiful kimonos to choose from,
and ended up adding on a photo shoot package at the last minute, which they were great about. I have already recommended this experience to a friend who is traveling to Tokyo in a couple weeks.
Jelena (水曜日, 04 1月 2017 13:54)
I went here for a kimono dressup and I selected the option for a make-up session as well. The ladies were welcoming and very friendly. They had a lot of kimono's to choose from, and the kimono's they
had were beautiful. The make-up and hair was also beautifully done (using brands such as MAC!).
I recommend this to anyone that wishes to dress up in a kimono and walk around beautiful Tokyo. There are Nice parks and sights closeby by which lovely pictures can be taken!
Hannah (水曜日, 04 1月 2017 13:47)
brought my family to Asakusa, solely to participate in this activity. At first, they were very apphrehensive, but after donning the kimonos with the help and reassurances of the staff, my parents
enjoyed this as much as I, a young adult, did!
If you're looking for a fun family activity, or an activity that allows you to dress up and admire the beauty of Japan's reach history, then this is the one for you! The staff are super duper
helpful, and assisted us in finding the best places to photograph our outing! The staff also pointed us to Kaminarimon, a Japanese gate whose shopping street leads you directly to Senso-ji, Asakusa's
most famous temple!
My only regret is that the selection of kimonos mostly consists of flower themed fabric; there were little to none featuring animals such as skylarks, koi, or even just trees and branches. But other
than that, this experience was well worth it!
Jasmine (月曜日, 18 7月 2016 15:00)
This was an amazing experience. The ladies were very kind and helpful! There are lots of different colored and deigned kimonos. The dressing and hairstyling was superb. Asakusa is a very picturesque
place to wear a lovely yukata. I would love to come back in the future and recommend the service to everyone! Thank you for the great experience!
Emily (火曜日, 07 6月 2016 12:34)
The whole experience was wonderful.
The kimonos were pretty, service was great, the ladies who helped us dressed up and fix our hair are very nice and thoughtful, made us feel really welcome
Thank you for the wonderful experience.
from taiwan gust (水曜日, 25 5月 2016 08:58)
和服選擇多樣，樣式漂亮，包括頭飾、衣服、包包、鞋子。 梳妝的髮型簡單大方，老師們都很細心搭配。 行李可以寄放，英文、中午可溝通。
MHZ (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:18)
This is the only place we found offer Kimono, not simple summer clothing in Tokyo. The selection is very broad in all kinds of colors. The dressing service and over experience is wonderful. The
photographer is nice too. It is important to keep in mind that the photography fee is depending on number of people in the group. So since we have 3 people, we need to pay 15,000 JPN Yen for hiring
siomara huete (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:17)
It was expectacular , love it !! Thanks you guys you were asome!
Oradee (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:17)
I am very impressed with service and Kimono dressed up experience in Asakusa last year so this year I returning with my two brothers. Both of them get an attention from tourist some tourist asked
them if they can take their photos. I wear my own Yukata this year but the service my brother received was great with professional and attention. They dressed up in about 15 minutes after chosen the
Kimono. I would recommended Kimonos dressed up experience if anyone plan to come to Asakusa.
Minh (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:16)
Wowowoow.. It was an amazing experience. We are late cause we got lost but when we got there they were super friendly. it was the highlight of our trip! We love every bit of it.
Doc Nice (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:15)
I've always wondered how it felt like to wear a Kimono. I never knew how elaborate it is to wear it, until I tried it. It was so beautiful... I was carefully dressed up from head to foot by three
people, as if I was a VIP. Their efforts paid off since many strangers praised how I looked.Walking around wearing the Kimono was an experience I'll never forget. In fact, I will do it again if I
will have the chance to go back to Japan.
Robert (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:14)
These women work so hard to "get it right" so the tight quarters become almost a part of the experience.
Sasha (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:14)
We love sakura studio as their provide fast and efficient service from the kimono choosing process and hair do. Some how just a minor irritation when its get too crowded in the shop. There is no
personal room/separate room for gents or ladies as well as locker to put your valuable stuff. Its kinda bit of discomfort when other guy looking at you dressing up. Make sure to wear not see through
clothing for your inner because you need to wear your kimono in-front of others. Overall, it can be improve in future and the host is great in many languages!
Emily (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:12)
We had an awesome experience! There were plenty of beautiful kimono choices and the staff were very friendly, efficient and professional! My daughter who is 4 yo totally enjoyed the experience too!
Ilaria (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:09)
The kimono experience was awesome!
The whole outfit and hair do made me feel a bit Japanese, all the ladies who took care of it were lovely.
The photographer was great too, and an amazing guide too!in on of the best locations in Tokyo.
Judy S, (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:09)
Located on a side street will need directions or map. Helpful ladies at Sakura Photo Studio quickly dress you. Selection of different colors. Memorable experience to walk around in kimono attire!
Maiko (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:08)
I could not have asked for a better way to spend my vacation day in Asakusa than being able to roam around with a Kimono. The moment I entered their office, I was greeted immediately by the ladies
there, and I can attest that they are all professionals. There's an array of kimonos and hakamas to choose from, and it only took less than 30 minutes for them to dress me. For women, they even fix
your hair for you. When I posted up my pictures, all of my friends who visited Japan before were jealous that I got to experience this. This is definitely another way to immerse yourself in the
culture, and a great way to spend your visit in Japan.
Thank you to the ladies for being so dandy! You will be pleased to know that I recommended you to all of my friends and family.
Emilie and friends (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 10:07)
The ladies at the studio were lovely, they made us feel really welcome and our time at the studio had a great atmosphere. The kimonos were stunning and there was a large variety of high-quality
kimono to choose from. Thank you ladies for a lovely experience, we will most definitely be back again :)
Anoc (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 09:38)
My friend and I wanted to wear kimono and just got the day rental, with the first appointment at 930am. Being able to wear the kimono for the whole day in Tokyo was definitely worth the price. They
do your hair and we loved our hairstyles! The quality of the materials were also much nicer than some of the rentals we saw people walking around in. The ladies who worked there were also very kind.
I highly recommend!
Lolly (火曜日, 24 5月 2016 09:37)
We arrived to a room full of other customers and it felt a little cramped and rushed at first, however the workers were attentive and meticulous with the kimono dressing. The overall experience was
great and is a must for a first timer.
P.s. be prepared to be the centre of attention as a lot of people will be looking at you and asking for pictures...
Sheryl (日曜日, 08 5月 2016 23:12)
Awesome service with loads of gorgeous kimonos for you to choose from! Comes with hairdo too!
Samantha (日曜日, 08 5月 2016 23:11)
This was absolutely amazing. Wandering around Asakusa in full traditional dress, everyone was asking to take our photo, we felt like celebrities!
Sai (日曜日, 01 5月 2016 23:58)
Hello, I'm from Thailand and I was going to the shop with my friends in April. I've write it in the blog for the experience in wearing kimono in Japan. It was wonderful. I love it!!
Jessica Leong (火曜日, 29 3月 2016 23:35)
Hello! I would like to book an appointment for 8 April! Can you email me at Jessica.email@example.com
Charlotte (水曜日, 02 3月 2016 02:24)
Hi, can i ask if the simple plan include socks and hairdo for girls?
Yumi Ma (火曜日, 02 2月 2016 11:48)
Hello, I would like to add an appointment one men and three girls
can we choose the plan when we arrival?
March 21th 10am.
Please tell me what to prepare in advance,
and what information should I provide in order to keep my reservation?
My name is: Yumi
Weilin (金曜日, 11 12月 2015 15:57)
I have been hearing many good review about you. I'm interested to rent a set of kimono for my fiancé and me for a outdoor shoot.
Kindly advise the price，you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to hear from YoU Soon
Yvonne (土曜日, 10 10月 2015)
It was a nice experience wearing kimono and walking around Asakusa area. Although Kiyomi have limited english, we still manage to communicated well. Get compliments that i was kawaii too :) Price is
reasonable and it comes with completed set. Will definitely recommend my friends to try out the kimono experience
Candace Sakamoto (金曜日, 21 8月 2015 17:38)
Hello! I'm a single female traveler and I really want to book a walking outdoor photo shoot with a kimono dressing. I have heard many wonderful reviews about your photoshoots and shop! Can you email
me at email@example.com? I tried to find more information about your shop and services online but I can't find your website :(
Harrison Yeo (土曜日, 15 8月 2015 23:39)
For us, it was a last minute request, i only emailed the studio 2 hours before our arrival. So this place would be a good choice for those of you who are making last minute plans to try out the
traditional clothing. We had Kiyomi to serve us today. We opt for the basic plan (5000 each). Even so, we had a good range of kimono to choose from. Both my wife and I had a lovely experience
strolling through the nearby Sensouji temple in our Kimono (for about 2 hours). Preparations at the studio only took about 15-20mins total and it was a positive experience in itself. Thank you Kiyomi
for making this trip a memorable one for us.
han (木曜日, 02 7月 2015 12:59)
We are from Taiwan and we'll arrive in Tokyo on July 5.
We would like to make a reservation on July 8 (about at 10:00) for 2 men(including a 10-year-old boy) and 2 women(all simple type).
Please tell me what to prepare in advance,
and what information should I provide in order to keep my reservation?
My name is: Hsiu-YU Han (Miss Han)
Ya-Wei Lau (水曜日, 10 6月 2015 20:42)
Hello, we're tourists from Taiwan and we'll arrive in Tokyo on June 22.
We would like to make a rental kimono reservation on June 23 (about in 10:00~17:00) for 2 men and 2 women(all simple type).
In the end, please tell me what to prepare in advance,
and what information should I provide in order to keep my reservation?
My name is: Ya-wei Lau (Miss Lau)
Thanks a lot!
薛妏妏 (土曜日, 30 5月 2015 02:57)
Hello I would like to add an appointment three men and a girl
June 12th 10am.
Jennifer (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 23:01)
Kimono experience 21/9/14 Sunday. Kiyomi was friendly and easy going and we found the shop easily by the locals. We were dressed so professionally, that people were taking pictures of us and
(mistakenly) congratulating us for our wedding...!
Kiyomi was very knowledgeble and helpful. We were fascinated she had a row of certifications for Kimono wearing which took her 4 years of studies! Thank you Kiyomi! Daniel and I had an unforgettable
Carolann (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:59)
They where super nice and did an extremely good job with the many layers of proper traditional garb, Walking around the temple we felt like Disney princesses as everyone, locals and tourists alike
wanted a photo with us!
Addy (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:58)
Wearing a kimono in Asakusa was a super wonderful experience! With the big red lantern and the shrines as background, the photo taking process was just amazing.
Apart from that, Kiyomi is very experienced in kimono dressing. She has 4 years of experience and has received a lot of certificate. She is quick, friendly and professional.
Ann-Marie (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:57)
My Cousin and i were very happy with the kimono.
Many People called us kawaii.
Kiyomi was so nice to us.
Unfortunately it started to rain in the afternoon so we went back before the time.
But we will definitely visit Kiyomi a second time
Kain (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:56)
Out of all the experiences I had wanted to do in Tokyo, wearing an authentic kimono was number one - and this is exactly what Kiyomi provided.
The studio, despite being located in a quiet back street, is clearly marked and easy to find, and only a very short walk from the Kaminarimon in front of Sensoji Temple. Kiyomi's English is
fantastic, and I was pleased to find that she was happy to explain some of the curious intricacies of kimono dressing to me.
There are plenty of kimono to choose from, and if you need help deciding (as I did, I was just overwhelmed with the beauty and the quality) Kiyomi will help you to pick one that suits you. The
dressing was quick and I found that the kimono was actually surprisingly comfortable. Shoes, hair accessories and a little bag are all included in the price as well. Since I had booked for the luxury
plan, I felt like a princess as I walked around Asakusa in a gorgeous furisode. Many people complimented the kimono and how well I was dressed, a few even asking if I was a local. Kiyomi was even
happy to book a rickshaw for me - another experience I'd recommend, even just to get a few interesting insights on the neighbourhood.
As I was travelling alone, I also booked the walking photo shoot, and this I cannot recommend enough. Kiyomi gave perfect directions on where to stand and how to pose for traditional elegance, and
even brought along a parasol to use in some photos. All the photos are stunning, and I'm so glad to have so many to choose from when showing people just how wonderful the entire experience was. My
family and friends are all very jealous!
Next time I visit Tokyo, I will definitely be booking another experience with Kiyomi. Words cannot express how much fun I had and how fantastic I felt. The only problem - I didn't want to return to
the studio to get changed out of the kimono!
Phanchita (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:56)
Great host, gorgeous dresses! Totally love it :)
Angie (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:55)
We booked a couple of days ahead and received prompt email confirmation and information from both Voyagin and Kiyomi-san.
The studio was very quick and easy to find from the train station using the map sent via email.
Although the studio is somewhat small, there are plenty of beautiful kimono to choose from. There is no real privacy at the studio so I would advise wearing a thin t - shirt and leggings (not tights
since you will be given split toe socks and flip flips). The dressing part was very fast and efficient. - less than 30 minutes. The ladies are clearly experts at obi tying!
There are also a selection of handbags and silk hair flower accessories to coordinate with your outfit. I already had my hair in a bun, but you may wish to bring your own brush or comb if you're
having it done there.
There is a small bathroom available if you need to apply make up.
Since it was January and very cold outside, I was given a black velvet shawl and a fur collar.
Walking around Asakusa taking photos was a lot of fun. We had many compliments from other Japanese people. I would recommend this experience to everyone who would like to leave Japan with some
beautiful photos and great memories:)
Sheryl (日曜日, 15 2月 2015 22:55)
Daph (木曜日, 22 1月 2015 13:35)
Wearing kimono in Asakusa was a super fun experience:-)
Kiyomi was friendly and professional. Kiyomi's english was good. She was very responsive, as she replied to all our emails quickly. She was very professional and experienced. She helped us to create
a perfect kimono look in less than 30 minutes. She chose the best-matching handbags and accessories for our kimono as well!
We were thrilled that we had also requested the photography service. Kiyomi taught us how to pose and took us to the best spots for photo taking in Asakusa. She also introduced us to places around
Asakusa while taking photo of us. We were so excited when we received the photos! These lovely pictures made us reminisced about our trip to Tokyo.
Candice (月曜日, 08 12月 2014 17:22)
To try on Kimonos in Sakura Photo Studio is indeed a very authentic, reasonably-priced and a must-do experience in Tokyo!!
Kiyomi (the owner of Sakura Photo Studio) gave friendly, professional and caring services to us, especially when she took good care of our photo-shooting and an elderly in our group!
She is fast in responding, communicable in English and gave good styling advises about your Kimono mix-and-match!
I believe Sakura gave the best price offer as it includes hair arrangement (and I would say the Kimono look is only complete with the hair styling), accessories and the amazing outdoor photo-shooting
services (of course it's charged on top of the kimono rental, but still it's reasonably priced compared to other studios)!
As for the outdoor shooting, I would say it's so worth it after viewing the quality and quantity of the photos! The photographer is efficient, good at locating nice spots and will also teach you how
to pose! I would definitely recommend those who wants to take nice pictures of them in Kimono to hire the photographer instead of taking the pictures on your own DSLR, because you can't basically
bring such a bulky camera while wearing a kimono and walking around the crowded Asakusa area.
All in all, I had a great and memorable time at Sakura Photo Studio and I would surely recommend others to go there!
Valerie(from Canada) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:23)
Kiyomi was very professional, she did our hairs quickly and nicely it lasted the whole day! There were many beautiful kimonos to choose from and her English is very good. Everyone wanted to take
pictures with us in Asakusa I think because our outfit looked more elegant than others out there.
Esther(from Australia) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:22)
Kyomi has been a fantastic host. She dressed us up really quickly with a selection of beautiful kimonos that she is formally trained to put on. She also supply hair accessories, handbags and sandals
to complete the look. You are given plenty of time to walk around the area before asking to return to Kyomi.
She is very friendly and able to communicate in English with ease.
Been a fantastic experience in Tokyo.
Taryn(from United States (日曜日, 30 11月 2014)
I loved this experience! Super fun to get to choose my own lovely kimono, and the process of getting dressed in one was enlightening and unlike any other experience.
Junko(from japan) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:18)
I strongly recommend this program because you can have a very unique and special experience.
When you walk through Asakusa wearing a kimono, everybody will say " What a beautiful lady! I want to take pictures with her!" You must be a memorable person for them as well.
We started wearing kimono at 11am and returned them back at 5pm.
You can choose kimonos, hair accesories, bags, and special shoes from an assortment of items. This experience must be the happiest time for you.
I bet you'll love it!!
Rachel(from Australia) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:17)
Had a wonderful time with my mother ! They dressed us fast and our makeup / hair was beautiful. Many people wanted to take photos with us while walking around Asakusa and received many compliments.
Definitely recommend to anyone thinking of doing this! Will most definitely be returning next time I am in Tokyo! Thank you !
Audrey(from France) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:15)
The host was very accommodating, even when we had to switch around our reservation last minute. The Kimonos looked great and it was a fun experience.
Addy(from Singapore) (日曜日, 30 11月 2014 00:13)
Haruka(from japan) (火曜日, 25 11月 2014 10:18)
Jennifer(from Australia) (火曜日, 25 11月 2014 10:17)
Ren Jean( from singapore) (火曜日, 25 11月 2014 10:08)
Kiyomi was fast, friendly, helpful, and funny during the entire experience. Having zero sense of style, she helped me pick out the best colour combinations and matching accessories that suited me
best. Didn't feel hot at all despite being covered in layers during summer. My friend and I had so much fun walking around Asakusa in our kimonos, definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
Pearl (from Australia) (火曜日, 25 11月 2014 10:06)
Wearing a Kimono in Asakusa was such an amazing experience. Kiyomi was very professional and knows her field really well. The Kimono, the make up and the hair style were beautiful. I felt like a
royalty. Aaron and I had so many people taking our pictures, giving us compliments and congratulating us for "our wedding"-- all because Kiyomi did a great job in making everything perfect. Everyone
thought we just got married!
This experience is a MUST DO! You will not only wear a Kimono and take pictures or ride a rickshaw. You will get the chance to experience to walk and act like a full blooded Japanese -- you won't
even have a choice but to keep your back straight! I highly recommend this experience. Kiyomi was wonderful. I will definitely do this again one day.
Kiyomi, thanks for the great day. I look forward the pictures. Aaron and I truly enjoyed this experience.
chan wing ( from singapore) (月曜日, 24 11月 2014 18:53)
Kimono experience in tokyo Asakusa with Kiyomi studio. She and her partner was extremely professional and very fast in dressing us up.
They were very swift but the kimono wearing was tight beyond imagination. Like kebaya tight x 10.
The kimono fitting was a slightly rushed but still a very pleasant one.
However it was the photo taking that was pretty amazing.
Hiroshi was the photographer, very knowledge and professional in taking photos n introducing the place around.
I felt so paiseh cause so many people were taking photo of me. Sibei paiseh.
All in all i felt really happy and satisfied with the programme and highly recommend anyone to go to them for an amazing experience.
5000 yen for basic plan kimono .
Andry (金曜日, 21 11月 2014 22:42)
We are very HAPPY at the service given by Kiyomi. She has a big range of kimono to choose and very professional service. We went to the temple nearby and many people asked to take picture. Thanks
Carolina (金曜日, 21 11月 2014 22:41)
This was one of the best and most memorable experiences of my time in Japan. I went with a friend and we had the best time dressing up. It is really an art! To see the process was just
The day we went it was snowing a lot and our Host waited for us in the snow! She was so sweet. She also let us use warmer CLOTHES to go outside. Me and my friend went to have lunch at a restaurant
and everyone was so impressed. If I go back to Tokyo I would love to do this again!
If you have a flare for the dramatic I recommend you wear some nice makeup. She will help you with your hair, but I wish I had done more to complete the look.
Amazing, amazing time!
ms,SITI (金曜日, 21 11月 2014 22:40)
We had a great experience wearing KIMONO in Asakusa.
Our kimono were so lovely & beautiful,
we had such a great time wearing it throughout the temple yard.
If you shy people looking at you, please go to the back of the temple were there a less of ppl & it was a hidden gem. Unexpected, we found a lot many other tourist tryout the kimono experiences
at the back.
Nonetheless, i feel kiyomi kimono are the prettiest & it comes with complete set of kimono, shoes, small handbag & hair accessories which makes you so lovely.
I totally recommend this experience, if you want to feel wearing a proper kimono in japan.
ms,sri mardi (金曜日, 21 11月 2014 22:39)
it such a great experience for me and my friend wearing KIMONO in asakusa.
Kiyomi san is a nice person. she treat us nicely. when i go to senso ji tempe, a lot of people want take a picture with us. i will recommended with my friend when they are going to tokyo. Thank
ms,Carolann (金曜日, 21 11月 2014 22:38)