Special Combination Tickets for Wedding Kimono Dressing Up and Kaiseki (Japanese traditional meal)
When visiting Kyoto, there are many opportunities for experiencing traditional Japanese activities including the perfect wedding dress photoshoot. You do not want to miss having Kaiseki cuisine in a Japanese restaurant with a beautiful garden. Kaiseki means a formal style of Japanese food.
Fist, you will experience wearing Japanese traditional wedding kimono and will be a photo taken.
Second, you will participate in the tea ceremony at Maikoya Kyoto. Tea ceremony and kimono experience in Kyoto by award-winning tea house MAIKOYA. We offer traditional Japanese green tea ceremony and Wagashi which is Japanese sweets.
After that, you will have Kaiseki cuisine which will be served in a popular Japanese restaurant “Tagoto” which is just 1minutes on foot from Maikoya Kyoto. Our staff will tell you how to get to the restaurant, so you won’t be lost. Kaiseki lunch or dinner is very popular nowadays. Historically, they are served before the tea ceremony. Kaiseki includes a menu of one soup and some dishes made with a variety of fresh seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy not only tasting the meal but also looking at the dishes. You might able to feel the season by the dish.
Kaiseki Dinner Information
This event requires to reserve three days prior. If your dates are not desirable please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dinner can be enjoyed anytime between 17:00 PM ~ 19:00 PM (Your reserved time session is for Honeymoon Experience at MAIKOYA. Please double check your reserved session and show up on time. This is the directions to Maikoya )
The restaurant is an only 1-minute walk away from Maikoya and the staff will give you clear directions (or they can take you there if you need)
The menu has no nuts and no pork. However, if you are vegetarian or gluten-free, the menu may not suit your needs.
The restaurant has been rated as the top 10% in Kyoto on major review sites.
The restaurant has a very authentic feeling with traditional design and two small gardens.
Kaiseki meal is a Japan-only experience with nicely decorated seasonal dishes cooked in 5 different styles (cooked, boiled, steamed, fried and pickled).
The menu includes fish, soup, fried vegetables, rice, pickles, and dessert.
Since Kaiseki meal changes every season, the menu slightly varies, but the service and the dishes usually look like the picture above.
Wedding Kimono Dressing and Photo Shoot
This once-in-a-lifetime traditional Japanese experience includes:
Wearing the coolest wedding kimono for men; called Hakama
Wearing a beautiful wedding kimono including hairdo and hairpins for ladies
Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
Drinking Matcha Green Tea
Eating wagashi which is Japanese sweets
A unique traditional experience with the combination of kimono wearing, zen, harmony, perfectionism, minimalism, meditation, Japanese green tea, and Japanese sweets
We are so glad that you are interested in the Japanese style of the wedding. Historically we as Japanese had only this Shinto style of wedding dress. As time goes, the western style of the wedding spread to Japan and many of Japanese women liked to have the style of the wedding instead of the Japanese style. You can try the western style of the wedding almost anywhere, but the place you can experience with a Japanese wedding style wedding is only Japan.
For traditional Japanese weddings, brides start by wearing ensemble known as shiromuku. Shiro means white in Japanese. The white ensemble is worn for the wedding ceremony, and the color shows its pureness, cleanliness, and virginity. The white color is like a blank canvas. This means brides will accept their husbands’ values as for her new life starting.
We will prepare all the needs for dressing you up with the wedding kimono. Only you need is just bring YOURSELF.
Please contact us “email@example.com” if you have any questions.
We are happy to hear from you.
Please note that our cancellation policy is of one week before, otherwise we will charge you a cancellation fee as below.
* 100% of your total amount will be charged if you cancel from 3 days prior to your reservation date.
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making. The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more