History & Culture

Step Out in Yukata Style This Summer in Nihombashi



Not just a perfect match for a summer festival or firework display, yukata are also a part of everyday cool in the Japanese summer, and nowhere is a better fit for the style than the historic area that surrounds our own store in Nihombashi. Join us as we take a tour of landmarks new and old in the latest yukata collection available at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi.

165_02.jpgNo walk is complete without taking in the Nihombashi bridge, a designated Important Cultural Property like the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi store itself, and one that is the literal centre of Edo, now Tokyo. Walking this bridge in yukata links you with generations past who made the same walk in traditional attire through the centuries. A stone's throw from the bridge is Nihombashi Toyamakan, a shop, restaurant and tourist information spot that can be the perfect venue for lunch or a drink in a chic latticed wood setting. From there don't miss the underground concourse leading to the Subway Ginza Line's Mitsukoshi-mae station where you can currently view a replica of the kidaishoran, a scroll depicting Nihombashi life in 1805 where you can view the kimono fashions and lifestyles of the time. Finally, Fukutoku Shrine east of the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi is an oasis of calm in the bustle of the city and heat of the summer.


For those tempted to make Nihombashi their runway, the kimono salon is offering a free full dressing service in store every weekend and national holidays until the 13th of August for all customers who purchase a yukata or obi belt, so that you can step out in style right away.
*Please consult our staff for details


Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Building 4F, Kimono Salon

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