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Kimono & Ninja Costume Wearing & Rental Shop 'Hanakomichi' (Activity)


Hanakomichi is a new place where you can rent a kimono (traditional Japanese clothes) or ninja costume.

It is located on the way to Matsumoto Castle.
A professional dresses you in your favorite kimono or ninja wear in about only 15 mins. Then you can walk to the castle just for 5 min and take your perfect photos with the castle in the background.
Kimono and ninja (actually existed in Matsumoto in the 19th century) costume match the Japan's oldest castle well.

Reservation is not required if you are an individual or from a group of several people. So, feel free to look around kimono in the shop and experience the costume (cosplay) if you find any costume from various kinds of them.

In a certain period of early August to mid-August, admission for Matsumoto Castle is free for visitors wearing kimono.
Note: upper stairs inside the castle tower are steep, making it difficult to climb to the top of the tower if you wear kimono

Access A short  10-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride from Matsumoto station.
Turn left at Daimochodori St. intersection in the street to the entrance of the castle. (Google Map)
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays
Hours 10:00-17:00
Fee Y 4,000 for 2 hours rent, Y 5,000 for 3 hours (major credit cards are acceptable).
Tel 080-3917-8753

See this leaflet for the details.

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