Hello! It’s Tomocchi ☆
Antique kimonos are a perfect match for Nagasaki’s exotic nature.
Situated in the main area of Nagasaki city among specialty restaurants and shops “Kimono Hoppen” opened on February 1st!
This salon, which exclusively rents kimonos, is sister-store to “Nagasaki Kagamiya” which is popular among foreign tourists as a guesthouse that also rents kimonos.
The lady with the lovely smile is the okami, or store proprietress, Ichihara Yukari.
This vivacious lady quit her job at an event company and put her wide travel experience to use by opening a guesthouse and kimono rental store with her husband.
“Whether it be everyday sightseeing or a date with a special someone, I want to make our guests’ occasions just a little more memorable with these unique ‘Nagasaki style’ antique kimono♪”
Let’s take a look at these kimonos!
As we open the sliding stain glass door…
Whoa… ❤ ❤ ❤
Look at all these antique kimonos!!!
These are casual kimonos meant more for everyday-use.
They also have an abundance of cute hair ornaments ☆ They even have kimonos for men!
All undergarments are included in the rental price so don’t worry about bringing anything with you.
The casual kimonos are perfect for sightseeing and dates!
They can add something special to any occasion ヾ(●ﾟⅴﾟ)ﾉ
Also popular at Kimono Hoppen is their “photo tour” where an in-house photographer will go around and take pictures with you and up to three of your friends (12,000 yen, excluding tax).
Lantern Festival at Nagasaki Shinchi Chinatown (photo: Toyokazu Kuwahara)
Lantern Festival at Spectacles Bridge (Photo: Ayako Kitamura)
Coming from the Hamanomachi area towards Soufukuji (picture above), you’ll find Kimono Hoppen among some other very fashionable shops on Soufukuji-doori.
Kimono Hoppen will be on the right side of the street on the third floor.
Why not make your date or your day of sightseeing extra special by wearing one of these modern, yet retro, Nagasaki kimonos? ☆
Nagasaki-ken, Nagasaki-shi, Kajiyamachi, 6-25 Amity Soufukuji-doori 3F
Hours：10:00～19:00 (Last call at 18:00)
◆ Kimono Rental
Everyday Kimono 5,000 yen (excluding tax) / Antique Kimono 10,000 yen (excluding tax)
◆ Photo Tour
Up to 4 people per group, 12,000 yen (excluding tax)