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Kimono Forest

A photogenic art space that resembles a bamboo grove with Kyoto-Yuzen.

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The plaza is located in the corner of "Arashiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square." Six hundred brightly colored poles decorated with Kyoto-Yuzen designs line the square. The poles are placed in the square and on the station platform, and by the tracks, making the entire Arashiyama Station look like a work of art. The facilities include restaurants, souvenir stores, and a footbath (200 yen), making it a relaxing place for tourists.

“Kimono Forest” is designed by designer Yasumichi Morita. Acrylic poles wrapped with Kyoto Yuzen dyed by Kamedatomi dyed factory, a long-established dyer since the Taisho era (1912-1926), are arranged to look like a forest. There are a total of 32 different patterns, and the area is crowded with people who enjoy strolling and taking commemorative photos while finding their favorite design.

At the end of the "kimono path" lined with colorful poles on both sides is the "Dragon Atago-ike pond, "known as a power spot. If you soak your hands in the water, then your mind will be filled with peacefulness and led to happiness.

Every day from after sunset to 9:00 p.m., LED lights embedded in the poles are turned on. Visitors can enjoy a different fantastic atmosphere than during the daytime, as The pale light of the lights illuminates Kyoto Yuzen.

Highlights

  • A plaza where you can easily enjoy art at Arashiyama Station.
  • The "Dragon Atago-ike pond "is famous as a power spot.
  • The illumination of the pond after sunset is also a must-see.

Photos

  • Kimono path" lined with 2-meter-high poles

    Kimono path" lined with 2-meter-high poles

  • Light up from after sunset to 9:00 p.m.

    Light up from after sunset to 9:00 p.m.

  • Power spot "the Dragon Atago-ike pond" in the center of the path.

    Power spot "the Dragon Atago-ike pond" in the center of the path.

Reviews

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  • 簡珮儷

    設計師的創意巧思,用著名的手工藝品打造出京都的裝置藝術。

Details

Name in Japanese
キモノフォレスト
Postal Code
616-8384
Address
20-2 Sagatenryujitsukurimichicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Telephone
075-882-5110 (Awachiyama Station Hannari Hokkori Square)
Holiday
Open every day
Hours
Free to stroll *Lighting is from sunset to 9pm
Admission
Free
Directions
Directly connected to Arashiyama Station on Keifuku Dentetsu Arashiyama Line
Website
Official Website (English)