Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour

at a glance

Time: Wednesday to Sunday at 12:00 p.m. (around 3 hours)
*The start will be earlier in case of more than 2 participants

Meeting Place: Kokusai Center Station

Price: 15.000 yen 12.000 yen per person,
payable via PayPal after booking
hair option (+3.300 yen)

Minimum: 2 people

Maximum: 5 people

Tour Type: Private tour

What’s Included: 

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

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

or contact us if you have questions:

Wear a traditional Japanese Kimono

Eat at a delicious Soba shop

Decorate your own paper lantern

What to expect at the
Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour

On this tour, you will change into a traditional Japanese Kimono and explore the old streets of Nagoya.

Start your experience by changing into a beautiful Kimono. Learn about the different parts of the Kimono and how to wear them.

Have lunch at a typical Japanese Soba shop. Enjoy the original flavor and learn about table manners and the Japanese food culture.

The streets of Shikemichi, an old merchants district and Endoji, the first commercial district in Nagoya have retained their old charm and are perfect to stroll around in a Kimono.

Visit shrines and temples and other landmarks. And of course, take as many pictures as you like. I’d be happy to help.

We will also decorate a simple lantern during a short workshop to take home as a souvenir and enjoy some local Matcha tea with sweets.

Visit local shrines and temples

Learn about the local culture and history

Testimonials from Participants

The trip was enjoyable and educational at the same time! I’ve learned so much about the history, culture, and tradition of Nagoya all while walking around in a kimono! The guide was very efficient and helpful and always had a ready answer for all my questions. They even gave time for me to hang out and get to know my travel mates, which was great! Thank you for this amazing experience!

Red Jamora

I think the kimono experience combined with the tour to one of the oldest villages in Nagoya was just perfect. The kimono itself is already an amazing experience, but walking around with it felt so unique and exciting. It felt like just by wearing it I could connect myself better with the surroundings and the activities we did. After the tour, I’m definitely looking at Endoji and Shikemichi with different eyes, because I didn’t know much about those places and now both look much more exciting and magic to me.

Amanda Nanini Ayabe

The Kimono Experience was a lot of fun! To be honest, I’d never been super interested in wearing a kimono before but I’m always happy to try new things and I was pleasantly surprised! It was a really interesting experience being dressed in a kimono, and I’ve got some cool photos to share with my family back home. The tour of the old town was informative and I learned a lot of stuff I hadn’t really thought about, despite living here in Nagoya for years. Lena and Elisabeth were really nice and made us feel really comfortable. A great day out. Thanks so much Lena!

Matthew Chima

Our tour Gallery

All images by Elisabeth Llopis from Kawaii Aichi

Wear beautiful Zori sandals

Chose your Kimono and Obi

Meet locals

Take lots of pictures

Explore the Endoji Shopping Street

Eat Soba for Lunch

Make your own paper lantern

Try local Nishio Matcha green tea

Make memories in Nagoya

Dietary restrictions

Below are the dietary restrictions we can accommodate (in green) on the Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour. Please let us know about your dietary restrictions at the time of your booking.

Dietary Restrictions we CAN accommodate

  • Food Allergies
  • Vegetarians
  • Non-alcoholic
  • Pregnant Women

Dietary Restrictions we CANNOT accommodate

  • Vegans
  • Gluten Free


Meet Our Guide

There is currently only one guide responsible for all tours on Nagoya Foodie, the founder: Lena

Lena Yamaguchi

Lena Yamaguchi

Founder of Nagoya Foodie

Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour FAQs

All frequently asked questions and concerns answered here.
If you have a question that isn’t answered below, drop us an email and we will get back to you in no time.


What is Nagoya Foodie

Nagoya Foodie is a new company offering tours in Nagoya. By participating in a Nagoya Foodie tour you will make your stay in Nagoya one of the most memorable stops of your Japan trip. 

What's included in a Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour

The Nagoya Kimono Old Town Tour is only one of the multiple tours that Nagoya Foodie is offering. Included in this tour is a Kimono experience where you get dressed in a traditional Japanese Kimono, a guided walk around Nagoya’s old town Shikemichi and Endoji, lunch, a lantern-making experience, and some delicious local Matcha green tea. 

Interesting information about Kimono, Nagoya’s culture and history is also included.

I’ll also be happy to take lots of pictures of you during the tour.

How long is the tour? How much walking is involved?

Dressing will take 20 to 30 minutes per person.

The tour that follows takes around 2 hours. It is not a very long walk with breaks in between.

How many people will be on the tour?

This is a private tour, it will be just you and your friends and family. Between 2 and 5 people are possible.

It takes 20 to 30 minutes to get dressed. The more people you are the longer it will take to finish dressing. We recommend a maximum of 3 or 4 people.

I have allergies or dietary restrictions. Can this tour accommodate me?

We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up on the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for. If you are unsure about your special case drop us an email at

Is this tour a good fit for families?

This tour is great for families with children. But please let us know the gender and age and how tall they are so we can prepare a Kimono for them.

What is not included in the tour?

The transportation to the meeting place and from the endpoint is not included in the tour fee. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to help you find transport back to your hotel or to the next activity of the day.

While tipping is not a common practice in Japan, feel free to tip our guides if they did a great job.

What should I bring?

It is important to wear appropriate clothing under your Kimono so it doesn’t show. A sports bra, tank top, and shorts or yoga pants are a good choice. You will get more detailed information in your welcome email after booking.

What happens when it rains? Will the tour be canceled?

In the case of rain, we can offer a Kimono made of polyester (rather than silk). These Kimono are washable and it doesn’t matter so much if they get a little bit wet.

Can I cancel or reschedule the tour?

If you cancel more than one week in advance a cancelation fee of 10% will be charged. Within one week the cancelation fee will be 20% and cancelation within 24 hours of the tour will have a cancellation fee of 50% of the tour price.

It might, however, be possible to change the date of your tour at no extra charge. Make sure to send us an email early enough to inquire about changes.

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