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Best Places To Buy A Kimono In Tokyo

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© Jun Seita/Flickr
While kimonos and yukata have fallen out of favor as an everyday fashion choice, they are still worn for festivals, special occasions and sometimes just for a day out. So whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir or just to expand your wardrobe, Tokyo has some of the best kimono makers going. Here are the top spots to buy a kimono.

Jotaro Saito

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Obi
Obi | © Alicia Joy
This shop in Roppongi sells everything you need for a complete kimono outfit, from wooden geta sandals and obi, to fabric bags and accessories. Jotaro Saito’s collections are known to take traditional kimonos and yukata and transform them with a modern twist, whether it be an unexpected cut or a non-traditional fabric. Located inside the Roppongi Hills mall.
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Kimono Tamuraya

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A simple and more colorful kimono
A simple and more colorful kimono | © mrhayata/Flickr
Kimono Tamuraya is a large kimono shop carrying clothes from several different dressmakers, such as Chikusen. Chikusen has been in the business for over 150 years and carries a wide selection of both formal and informal kimonos and yukata. This is the place to go for a clean, simple and classic kimono.
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Suzunoya

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Suzunoya is a one-stop shop for your basic kimono, furisode or yukata. They carry a wide selection, and that includes suitable bags, tabi (socks), fans and other accessories to go with your new purchase. The shop anticipates a foreign clientele, and so helpful English signage and duty-free shopping with passport are available (tax exemptions are provided in-store in Japan, rather than at the airport).
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These recommendations were updated on December 10, 2016 to keep your travel plans fresh.