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Kimono Experience at Kaneyu

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Try on a traditional Japanese kimono and learn more about former restaurant Kaneyu.

Kimono Experience at Kaneyu

Kaneyu is a historical restaurant that served the elite back in the day. During the heyday of Noshiro City’s lumber industry, it was a popular place for important business meetings. Business deals would be made while drinking sake and eating extravagant meals.

Today, guests can try on a kimono and learn more about Japanese culture through a guided tour of the facility. The Japanese-style architecture, made with 200-year-old Akita cedar coupled with a traditional garden, is the perfect place to walk around and take pictures.


1000 JPY
Activity Length
1 hour
Things to bring
When visiting Kaneyu, especially during the winter months, we highly recommend bringing warm socks. With tatami mat floors and the Japanese custom of removing shoes indoors, cozy socks will keep your feet toasty and allow you to fully enjoy the traditional Japanese experience.
Operation period
All year round
Meeting Place
Free Parking Available
Notes / Other
Guided tours are available in Japanese for an additional 300 yen. Moreover, visitors can enjoy a traditional Japanese (Akita-style) lunch with reservation (booked in advance). Reservations can be made by phone and/or email.

Business / Company / Operator Details

13-8 Yanagimachi, Noshiro, Akita Prefecture
(+81) 185-55-3355 (only Japanese speakers available)
Business hours
9:30 ~ 16:30
Year-end & New Year Holidays (29 Dec - 3 Jan)

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