ranges per item; kimono outfits from ¥10,000
- 2 Chome-6-20, Nishiogiminami, Suginami, Tokyo
- Distance from Station:
- 7 minutes from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, South Exit
- 12:30pm - 8:00pm, Closed Mondays (open if Monday is a holiday)
- Japanese speaking staff only.
From Quality Kimono to Accessories and Souvenirs
[published February 2020]
When you visit Japan you may not only want to buy kimono, but also kimono accessories or other elegant items with kimono-like patterns that make great souvenirs and mementos of your visit. Nekoyanagi may be a small kimono shop, but it is full of these items. Less than 10 minutes from Nishi-Ogikubo Station down a unique shopping street, here you can find kimono and obi (sash) from modern to antique, hair accessories, bags, and more.
The owner set up shop in Nishi-Ogikubo because she loves the area’s relaxed atmosphere and kimono lovers tend to visit the various kimono shops here, as the area is famous for antiques and has more of a traditional vibe. She has many kimono with Japanese traditional colours and patterns. Other items are selected in good condition, and some are antique while others are more recent. Selections of both bright and soothing, subdued colours are available and find customers of all ages.
Nekoyanagi is popular for kimono enthusiasts but is also favorable for first-time visitors. The friendly owner is happy to make suggestions or help coordinate your kimono outfit. The price range varies from low to high; while it is possible to coordinate a kimono outfit from around 10,000 yen (approximately $100 USD), Furisode (a formal long sleeve kimono that young women wear before marriage) can be more expensive from around 30,000 yen (towards 50,000 yen for a full outfit).
If you are serious about buying the right kimono than this is the place for you, and at the same time they also have a great selection of small items such as hairpins, hair accessories, and obi dolls that make great souvenirs and gifts.