WHAT WE DID:
Rent a Kimono – Omotenashi Experience
Renting a kimono from Omotenashi Nihombashi and taking pictures at the Imperial Palace was (besides Tsukiji Fish Market) probably one of the best things that we did in Tokyo. It was truly a unique experience to say the least.
We took the Ginza line to Mitsukoshimae Station and the storefront is located at Exit 4A. When we went upstairs, we were greeted by the Japanese women who worked there. We each got to pick out a kimono and obi that were our favorite pattern and they cinched us up (literally, it was real tight!) and even gave us slippers and purses to carry our things.
We took the train to Otemachi station where we took pictures at the imperial palace. Boy we sure did get some funny looks, but we also got some great photos. The Imperial Palace was amazingly beautiful. The iris garden was just blooming in June! This was definitely one of those wow-I-feel-really-touristy-but-I’m-so-grateful-I-did-it moments. Megan tends to have these crazy ideas but we always thank her for them later.
Address: 3F,1-5-5 Nihonbashi Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo