Nagoya Kimono Old Town Walking Tour

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NEWSLETTER

3 - 4.5 hours
Min Age : 7+
Max People : 5
Your Experience at a Glance

Step into Japan’s past wearing a beautiful traditional Kimono and exploring the oldest parts of Nagoya. Try delicious Soba noodles and locally grown Matcha green tea while gaining an understanding for Nagoya’s past and culture.

Experience Price

12000 yen/person

Experience Type

Private Experience

Meeting Location

Kokusai Center Station (Google Map)

End Location

Kokusai Center Station (Google Map)

Start Time and Duration

Start between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (between 3 and 4.5 hours depending on the number of people)

Languages Offered

English, German

Language Proficiency

English: Fluent ★★★★☆
German: Native ★★★★★

Price Includes

  • Tour Guide
  • Kimono experience
  • Lunch at a typical Japanese restaurant
  • Japanese paper lantern making experience
  • Nishio Matcha green tea

Price Excludes

  • Transportation to and from the tour

Additional Information

  • We can only accommodate people with a hip circumference of 150 cm (59 inches) or less
  • We can only accommodate people with a height of 175 cm (69 inches) or less
  • If you or your child is shorter than 140 cm (55 inches) please let us know the exact height at the time of booking
  • We can only provide Japanese shoe size 22 – 25.5
  • This tour is stroller-friendly
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible

COVID-19 Measures

  • Host will check their body temperature before the experience/tour
  • Host will wear a face mask (or face shield) during the experience/tour
  • Host will wash and sanitize their hands regularly before and during the experience/tour
  • Guests are required to wear a mask during the experience/tour except when eating or drinking
  • Guests are encouraged to wash and sanitize their hands before and during the experience/tour
  • Host will provide hand sanitiser for the guests
What You'll Do

We don’t know about you, but when we first arrived in Japan we used to look longingly at the Japanese ladies (and men) wearing beautiful Kimono. If you are the same, the ‘Nagoya Kimono Old Town Walking Tour’ will satisfy that particular longing.

You won’t be able to recognize yourself once you have been dressed in a traditional Japanese Kimono. The Kimono is very restrictive, and even though it might be harder now to sit down, or even walk, it gives you a beautiful posture and changed atmosphere.

At the local Soba shop close by you will be tempted to overeat on the delicious hot or chilled Soba noodles served. Japanese table manners and the background story of Soba are also on the program.

Filled with new energy it is now time to explore the oldest neighborhood of Nagoya, Shikemichi, with its wide street, white row houses and old shrines. You will love the picturesque surroundings and the many opportunities to take pictures for the family album (or Instagram depending on your generation).

The oldest shopping street of Nagoya is Endoji which you will visit next. Here you will find the old next to the new. Shrines and temples that have been here since the beginning of Nagoya next to sandwich shops and bouldering gyms. Who ever said Nagoya was boring?

Once your feet are tired (from posing for so many pictures) you will get your needed rest and give your hands something to do. Decorate your own Japanese paper lantern and enjoy the most Japanese drink there is: Matcha green tea. This particular Matcha has been grown in the region.

After a couple (of hundred) more pictures it is time to transform back, into your old self. But you will have changed, no doubt, gained a new perspective on Nagoya and a new appreciation for your comfortable jeans and sneakers.

  • Wear a traditional Kimono and explore the neighborhood dressed up
  • Eat lunch at a typical local restaurant where you will enjoy delicious Soba noodles (vegetarian and vegan friendly options available)
  • Visit the old merchants district Shikemichi, the oldest part of Nagoya
  • Decorate your own Japanese paper lantern and take it home with you as a souvenir
  • Drink locally grown Matcha Green Tea with some sweets
Your Experience Step by Step

MeetingKokusai Center Station

Meet your guide at Kokusai Center Station just one stop from Nagoya Station.

Stop 1Cockney KIMONO

Wear a traditional Japanese Kimono and learn about the different parts and their significance. You will also be instructed on how to walk, stand, sit, and go to the toilet.

Stop 2Soba Lunch

At a typical local Soba shop learn about table manners and enjoy a delicious Soba noodle lunch.

Stop 3Sengen Shrine

Shrines and temples will no longer be a mystery to you after visiting Sengen Shrine.

Stop 4Shikemichi

Learn why this almost 300 year old merchant’s district is still around today and admire the architecture and ingenuity of the Japanese people of old.

Stop 5Endoji

The oldest shopping district of Nagoya has seen better days but it is still charming with old next to new.

Stop 6Lantern Making & Matcha Green Tea

Decorate a simple Japanese paper lantern at a local paper lantern shop and enjoy Matcha Green Tea with some sweets produced in the region.

Closing UpKokusai Center Station

On your way back you will get another opportunity to take beautiful pictures in a Japanese setting before the spell is over and you transform back into your usual self by changing out of your Kimono. The tour is over but the pictures and memories will last you a lifetime.

Where You'll Be
Meet Your Host

Lena Yamaguchi

I offer unique and authentic (food) tours in Nagoya. I have been living in Japan for more than 5 years and I have always loved trying and learning about the different kinds of Japanese food and other aspects of the Japanese culture. Starting my (food) tour business in Nagoya gave me the chance to really dive deep into the local cuisine and culture which is very different from other parts of Japan. 

After living in Nagoya for one year and devoting my time to the local food and culture, I now have knowledge about Nagoya not even many locals have. I love sharing my knowledge with foreign visitors to Japan and I want people to fall in love with Nagoya as I have.

Your Experience in Pictures