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One of the most well preserved samurai residence area well worth visiting

Kitsuki is also regarded as a little Kyoto and is famous for its unique sandwich style township... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Funabashi, Japan
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... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Ray V
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“kimono” (8 reviews)
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Kitsuki, Kitsuki, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kitsuki is also regarded as a little Kyoto and is famous for its unique sandwich style township. The old township is composed of two hilltops running side by side where the samurai residences stood and a lower row of merchant shops sandwiched by the two...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed February 18, 2017

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...More

2  Thank Ray V
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.

Thank Korntawee P
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!

2  Thank huynhminhhagiang
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!...More

4  Thank xshux
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...More

5  Thank llbdtiberio
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...

3  Thank Christiana A
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...More

6  Thank Schnapper
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...More

1  Thank Christiana A
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...More

6  Thank Dianne A
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