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Address: Kitsuki, Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture
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Get off at "Kitsuki Shiyakusho" (杵築市役所) bus stop for kimono rental!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2016
huynhminhhagiang
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Beppu, Japan
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Beppu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars 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!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars 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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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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!

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

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Osaka, Japan
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3 of 5 stars 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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were a little short on time our last trip to Japan but I wanted to visit Kitsuki and see the Samurai Houses. Fortunately my daughter who is living in Beppu befriended a lovely Japanese lady who knew the area, drove us there and was a wonderful guide. Reading information about this town it was often referred to as "little... More 

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