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Try wearing the traditional clothes of the samurai

Samurai Armour and Kimono Experience

Be dressed by our expert curators in the traditional clothing of the samurai. Choose from an amazing selection of authentic samurai armour and weapons, the traditional kimono of the warrior class, or Kagoshima’s famous Oshima Tsumugi kimono.


Samurai Armour

Fulfil your samurai fantasies and be dressed in authentic armour by our expert curators before heading out into the gardens to have your picture taken against the backdrop of the stunning 360 year old gardens and one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Armour is available for both adults and children, making this unique experience an unforgettable family photo opportunity.

Price and time:
Adults ¥7,000 (60 minutes)

Children ¥4,000 (60 minutes)

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小袖 着物体験 鹿児島

Kosode Itsutsuginu

This five layered kimono was worn as daily wear by the women of the samurai class.

Price and time:
¥7 ,000 (60 minutes)

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直垂着装体験 仙巌園


This long sleeved kimono and lacquered hat were the daily wear of the samurai in the Kamakura period (1185–1333). During the Edo period (1603-1868) hitatare were elevated to being formal wear.

Price and time:
¥5,000 (60 minutes)

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Oshima Tsumugi

Wear kimono made from Kagoshima’s famous weaved silk.

Price and time:
¥5,000 (60 minutes)
Men: 160~180cm 
Women: 140~170cm

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Samurai Armour and Kimono Experience

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