TOKYO, Japan – Keio Plaza Hotel (KPH) will begin offering guests the opportunity to wear Japanese kimono adorned by brides and grooms in traditional weddings and to take pictures wearing these kimonos from October 15th. This service is designed to satisfy the interests in Japanese art and culture of the growing number of foreign guests staying at the hotel.
Traditional bridal kimonos of more than 3 different colors and patterns will be available from the in-house costume salon located in the hotel lobby. This salon, run by “Keio Department Store Co., Ltd.,” will make traditional kimonos available for both male and female guests. And as part of this service, the Keio Plaza Hotel will also provide several locations with ideal backdrops for photographs to be taken of guests in their kimonos such as Japanese wedding ceremony rooms, the Imperial Suite room, and others.
Overseas visitors from over 100 different countries stay at the Keio Plaza Hotel, and they account for approximately 70% of all guests. We attribute this high popularity with foreign visitors to our provision of a wide range of services including free Wi-Fi, exchange services for 12 different foreign currencies, and the various art and culture exhibitions which we host. This kimono service is unique to our hotel and it is designed to satisfy the interest of our overseas guests in Japan.
Traditional Japanese Bride: A Genuine Japanese Wedding Kimono Experience
Time: Weekdays only. An hour between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Price: Includes kimonos rental, fitting service, and use of photographic locations
*Photographic locations include hotel lobby and two other locations (Japanese wedding ceremony room, Imperial Suite, Kaiseki restaurant or Carillon balcony).
*Hairdressing and photograph service by professionals is also available.