Kimono Dressing

Photo credit : Yasuhiro Fujiki

Kimono Dressing with Yuko Niwa
4th Sunday/month | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Experience the thrill of a Kyoto garden visit experience right here in Balboa Park, San Diego! The Japanese Friendship Garden is teaming up with longtime partner Yuko Niwa to provide a new yukata and kimono rental service at the Japanese Friendship Garden Activity Center. Visitors and members alike can enjoy strolling around the garden in true Japanese style. Clothing and dressing done by a professional. RSVPs and walk-ins welcome.


Rental Fee

Rental fees comprise of the kimono, yukata, or hakama; dressing time by Yuko; JFG admission. Charge is for a full hour; dressing time is not part of rental time period. Longer rental times may be charged extra.

A one time $40 program fee applies to the entire group in addition to the individual rental prices listed below.

JFG member fees                                                          

  • Kimono rental ... $35              
  • Hakama rental ... $35
  • Yukata rental ... $20

Non member fees (Includes Admission)

  • Kimono rental ... $45 
  • Hakama rental ... $45
  • Yukata rental ... $30

Please contact programs@niwa.org and yukoniwa@gmail.com to RSVP and schedule an appointment. This program will continue on every fourth Sunday of the month, so take advantage and tell your family and friends!

Photography service is not included in this package. Dressing time is not calculated into the rental time period.