Historical Walking Course Wearing Kimono

US $124.00 / Person

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Description of this tour

First, you get to choose a kimono (for women) or a hakama (for men) of your liking. The easy walking course starts with an explanation of Terukuni Shrine which is one of the most popular shrines in Kagoshima and finishes at Nishi Hongan-ji Temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in southern Kyushu. Along the way you can take memoriable Japan photos and learn a little about the history and culture of Kagoshima.

Hello!
My name is Melinda. I was born in Canada but Japan has been my second home for over 30 years. Let me introduce you to the wonderful sights of my second home, Kagoshima. I love exploring and adventure and want to share my knowledge with you. As an official member of Introduce Kagoshima to the World my weekends are often spent taking tours, eating delicious food and making new friends. I also organized kimono events several times a year at historical sites which include lunch. I love outdoor activities such as snorkeling, hiking and especially riding my Harley. Come and join me on my next adventure.


Sample Tour Timeline

09:00 AM
At the main gate at Terukuni Shrine

The kimono shop is about a one minute walk from the main gate. It takes about 20 minutes for women and 10 minutes for men to change. The starting time of the tour may vary depending on ho many people are in the group.

09:00 AM
At the main gate at Terukuni Shrine

The kimono shop is about a one minute walk from the main gate. It takes about 20 minutes for women and 10 minutes for men to change. The starting time of the tour may vary depending on ho many people are in the group.

10:00 AM
Terukuni Shrine

Let's learn a little about Japanese culture! First you will learn the proper etiquitte to enter a Japanese shrine and how to pray

10:00 AM
Terukuni Shrine

Let's learn a little about Japanese culture! First you will learn the proper etiquitte to enter a Japanese shrine and how to pray

10:30 AM
The original Gokoku Shrine and Nariakira Shimadzu Memorial

Nariakira Shimadzu was the 28th Lord of Satsuma and well known for his industrial complex. The original Gokoku Shrine can't be found on the tourist maps and unknown to even the locals.

10:30 AM
The original Gokoku Shrine and Nariakira Shimadzu Memorial

Nariakira Shimadzu was the 28th Lord of Satsuma and well known for his industrial complex. The original Gokoku Shrine can't be found on the tourist maps and unknown to even the locals.

11:00 AM
Jimesa Memorial and Saigo Takamori Statue

Jimesa was the beloved wife of the 18th Lord of Satsuma. Many locals don't know where her memorial is so it's a difficult spot to find without a guide. Saigo Takamori was the leader of the Meiki Restoration and a famous figure in Japanese history.

11:00 AM
Jimesa Memorial and Saigo Takamori Statue

Jimesa was the beloved wife of the 18th Lord of Satsuma. Many locals don't know where her memorial is so it's a difficult spot to find without a guide. Saigo Takamori was the leader of the Meiki Restoration and a famous figure in Japanese history.

11:30 AM
Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple is the largest temple in southern Kyushu. From the outside it looks like any other temple but the inside is magnificent. If there are no services in progress we can enter the temple. From here you can walk back to the kimono shop and return your kimono or walk around the downtown area and do some souviner shopping or have lunch.

11:30 AM
Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple is the largest temple in southern Kyushu. From the outside it looks like any other temple but the inside is magnificent. If there are no services in progress we can enter the temple. From here you can walk back to the kimono shop and return your kimono or walk around the downtown area and do some souviner shopping or have lunch.

Additional Details

Where we meet

At the main gate at Terukuni Shrine

What's included
  • I will be happy to take many pictures for you
  • Kimono rental
Things you need
  • Please bring identification so that you can be contacted if the kimono isn't returned
Notes:

Please be on time to put on kimono so that the start of the tour won't be delayed.

Guest Requirements

Must be over 12 years old.

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.