Explore the history of the Japanese monarchy through kimono at the Ome Kimono Museum. See hundreds of valuable historic kimono worn by Edo Period feudal lords, court nobles, Imperial family members, and more!
Take a walk through kimono history at the Ome Kimono Museum, located in a remodeled 160-year-old ‘kura’ (traditional Japanese warehouse). Within the comprehensive museum, you can get an up-close look at hundreds of exquisite antique kimono worn by royalty and nobility in Edo Period (1603–1867) Japan! Some of the precious kimono on display include those worn by His Highness Prince Nashimoto and Her Highness Princess Itsuko to the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Taisho in 1915. The exhibits from the imperial family were donated by Minoru Hamao, who served for two decades as the chamberlain of the Imperial Household to the Emperor, the Crown Prince and His Highness Prince Akishino, from 1951 to 1971. Also on display are clothes made by Empress Michiko for the Crown Prince in his childhood, and treasured photos of Emperor Showa and the Crown Prince with Minoru Hamao. Depending on when you visit, you may also get to see kimono worn by samurai families and the aristocracy, kimono-style clothing from the Silk Road in China and Central Asia, bridal robes from Edo Period Tokyo, and even armor and weapons. The museum’s extensive collection is displayed in rotating exhibits that change every three months, but kimono worn by Emperor Taisho will be on permanent display. The museum’s collection is so rare and valuable that pieces are often loaned to other museums and galleries to be displayed in special exhibitions. Book your Ome Kimono Museum tickets now for a look into Japanese history, as told through kimono!
1) Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive an email (titled "Your Ticket for Booking ID: XXX | Ome Kimono Museum E-Tickets") with your e-ticket 2) Your e-ticket is valid for 3 months from the date indicated; it is non-refundable and non-transferrable 3) On the day of your visit, present your e-ticket (printed or displayed on your smartphone) to enter