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Address: Kitsuki, Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture
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Custume dress with vintage scenes

With great weather you will get very nice for photography.Kimono rent cost 2,500 yen/person ..The vintage house and view also great.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Korntawee P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With great weather you will get very nice for photography.Kimono rent cost 2,500 yen/person ..The vintage house and view also great.

Thank Korntawee P
Beppu, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you want to rent the kimono, take the bus to Kitsuki Bus Terminal (杵築バスターミナル) and get off at Kitsuki Shiyakusho (杵築市役所) bus stop. The shop is called Warakuan (和楽庵) and it is recommended that you reserve beforehand. The experience was priceless!

1 Thank huynhminhhagiang
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Came here for the kimono rental and it was a great experience! We did a couple rental and there was a small discount. You have to email them to reserve a slot beforehand. The ladies dressing us were very helpful and dressed us up beautifully! When you dress in kimono, you get to enter some of the attractions (e.g samurai... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2015

I visited Kitsuki on a daytrip from Fukuoka in March 2015. Kitsuki is dead easy to get to, with trains leaving from Fukuoka (Hakata Station), trip taking less than an hour. Kitsuki Station is a bit out from the town itself and once you get off the train there is a bus which takes you to the town or you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family recently visited and we spent some time in Kitsuki to wear kimono and explore the town together. We had a BLAST! The samurai residences are really lovely. I wish the famous mikan (tangerine) ice cream store would have been open...

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

When we visited Kitsuki, there were very few people around. I hope this was not the norm, because Kitsuki should be on the agenda for every visitor to Kyushu. The main attractions are a small recreated castle overlooking the estuary, and several original Samurai homes clustered around stepped streets. It is evident that much effort has been made to preserve... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

I didn`t have the opportunity to visit the samurai houses or don the kimono, but I did have a lovely time walking around with friends and imagining the town as it was long ago. The town is well preserved. Have the "mikan" (orange) ice cream....it was so unbelievably fresh!

1 Thank Christiana A
Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

We made our own excursion to this little jewel of a town off of a cruise ship as an alternative to the Beppu onsens. We stumbled on the description of the kimono experience when searching for things to do in the area and sent an email telling the kimono shop the date and approximate time that we would arrive. (Cost... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Since the castle tower is rebuilt, and made of iron, we cannot feel history. However, since it stands in along the seashore, the scene of the castle seen from the sea is beautiful. Since an old samurai residence and store remain, the rows of houses of Kitsuki are very beautiful A beautiful hill is across a town and a tourist... More 

1 Thank take199
Osaka, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

Kitsuki on the Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture is rather unknown to most tourists. I went there during Golden Week and it wasn't crowded at all. It's a nice place to escape the crowds during high season. It's a lovely, quite castle town. As far as I know it's the only castle town that's build like that. Not flat, but... More 

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