Japanese Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, one-of-a-kind, iconic five-star property, has launched an unusual new service for guests, both ladies and gentlemen - traditional kimono rentals and fittings. Kimono, which has made Japan's traditional garment for over 1,000 years, represents Japanese culture and spirit. Some Japanese still wear a kimono daily, but many wear it only for special occasions and traditional activities, such as weddings, tea ceremonies and Kabuki theater-going. To launch the service, the hotel has partnered with Hakubi Kyoto Kimono Institute, an establishment that teaches people how to dress in kimono. A kimono expert from the Institute will visit a guest's room and help with putting on the kimono, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm on weekdays. The kimono can be returned the next morning, so guests can have dinner or other outings dressed in kimono. Guests are required to make an appointment a week in advance. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo is known for its historic heritage as well as its renowned Japanese botanical garden, a massive greenery in the middle of Tokyo, which is a perfect backdrop for wearing kimono. Guests can also participate in a traditional tea ceremony in kimono at the hotel's authentic teahouse, a registered national asset. The hotel also offers other options, such as a tea ceremony experience in kimono at the hotel's authentic teahouse, a registered national asset, at an additional cost. Detailed information is available at http://www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com/view-events/1278.
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