Nakane-tei (Site of Old Samurai Residence)
It is located Minami-dai (South hill) in the center area of Kitsuki-city. Nakane-tei was constructed in 1862 by Nakane Genemon, who was a chief of the Kitsuki clan. Nowadays this samurai residence is a kimono rental service shop called "Waraku an" (和楽庵). "Waraku an" has more than 130 kinds of Kimono and 50 kinds of Obi (belt). So you will surely find one that you like. The rental service costs 2,000yen; tabi (kimono socks) are an additional 100yen. Kitsuki received Japan’s first certificate as a "Historic Cityscape with Kimono". If you go sightseeing in a kimono in Kitsuki, entrance is free of charge at seven facilities (Kitsuki Castle, the five samurai residences, one museum).
Address: 193-1 Minamikitsuki, Kitsuki-shi, Oita
Hours open to visitors: Operation hours 9：00～16：30（Admission is until 14：00）
Admission Fee: Admission free.
Rental kimono 2,000 yen
tabi kimono socks 100yen
Closed: Mondays, 12/29～1/3
Directions: From JR Kitsuki Station, take Kunisaki Kanko bus or oita Kotsu bus to Kitsuki bus terminal. Get off at the final stop (takes about 12 minutes) 15 minute walk from the bus stop
From Oita airport, take Oita Kotsu bus to Kitsuki bus terminal. Get off at the final stop (takes about 30 minutes) 15 minute walk from the bus stop.
[Parking] 10 parking spaces are available for free.