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Address: Kitsuki, Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture
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Laotian in Yukata experience

I planed to go to Kitsuki for a week, then I went there with my friends in order to touch with kimono and yukata. Because I am studying in Japan I love Japan. I went there by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Ray V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I planed to go to Kitsuki for a week, then I went there with my friends in order to touch with kimono and yukata. Because I am studying in Japan I love Japan. I went there by local train from Beppu station to Kitsuki station which took time around 30 minutes, but we were mistake due to we took a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 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.

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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!

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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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4 Thank xshux
Glasgow
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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!

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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 

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