"Hanaka,” a kimono rental shop in Asakusa



2021.03.25 (Thu)

By Charlotte, long-term Tokyo resident & history-loving traveler

The Asakusa in Tokyo is a very famous sightseeing spot and attracts many foreign visitors to Japan. If you are thinking of visiting Asakusa in the future, why not make your visit even more special by planning to walk around the area wearing a kimono, a traditional Japanese garment?

I recommend a kimono rental shop in Asakusa called "Hanaka". It is located in a very good spot. It's a 30-second walk from Asakusa Station on the Ginza Line, and it takes only 2 minutes to get to Kaminarimon. From the area the shop is located, you can also see the Sumida River, as well as the Tokyo Skytree. Walking around in a Kimono and Zori (Japanese sandals) is difficult - it's hard to take big steps, and your Zori are likely to come off if you rush. However, since Hanaka is located near Asakusa's biggest sightseeing spots, you won't have to stress about it!

Many different types of kimono exist, and Hanaka offers a wide variety of them. In Japan, women often wear "Hakama" for graduation ceremonies (especially in universities), "Furisode" before getting married, and “Yukata” in the summer.
Prices vary depending on the type of kimono, so please check them out on their website.

If you are looking to rent a Yukata for yourself and a friend, you can do so for only ¥2,800 per person (tax excluded). This is a special price for the first 5 groups that show up in a day. If you're looking to rent a Hakama, it will cost you ¥4,500 per person (excluding tax). Other options are available as well.
* All prices are current as of March 25, 2021.

Address: 1-2-8-602, Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo

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