"Buy Your Kimonos in Department Stores" Japanese Style Tip by AKtravelers

Japanese Style, Tokyo: 10 reviews and 12 photos

  Mannequins waiting outside suburban Starbuck's
by AKtravelers
 
 

What to buy: Many people like to bring back kimonos from Tokyo, but find that they are very expensive in the souvenir stores. However, most locals who need kimonos for ceremonial or festive occassions buy their's at local department stores, where they don't pay for-tourist prices. I was staying in a suburb whose local Starbuck's was attached to a department store where I walked by these (caucasian) mannequins dressed in kimonos every day, and the prices were all better than what I saw in souvenir stores.

Theme: Women's Clothes

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 9, 2006
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