It’s time to welcome you to the wonderful world of the Kimono. Whether you’re a keen traveller over in Japan to seek out some culture or just a holiday maker who chose Japan for their vacation you will undoubtedly want to try out some cool Kimono stores and have a little dress up in one of Japan’s most iconic pieces of heritage and culture. And I can think of no better place to look for those that the wonderful city of Kyoto.
1.Kimono Rental Kyoto Gion Shop
Now, we’re starting off with an amazing store to rent a kimono. Don’t let the mouthful of the name distract you. It is quite minimalist in it’s style and couldn’t be simpler to rent a Kimono from this place. It is in a fantastic central location and as you may have guessed by the name it is close to Gion and several temples that you must see whilst touring Kyoto in your new Kimono’s.
This convenient place and reasonable price means you can tour one of the greatest cities in the world in traditional Japanese clothing. You can order your rentals in advance online via their website (which is listed below) or by telephoning them (the phone number is also listed below). The prices vary from plan to plan and a simple more casual kimono will only set you back 3,000 Japanese Yen. The prices then go up after that for a more formal wear and they even offer hair and make-up for the ladies as well as optional photo plans.
Name: Kimono Rental Yume Kyoto Gion Shop
Address: 4F Yasaka building 300 ACROSS Gionmachi-kitagawa Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Phone Number: +81 75-561-9410
2.Kimono Rental Okamoto
Secondly, we have another conveniently located store in the centre of Kyoto. This place is one of the oldest Kimono rental stores and has an extensive collection. If you’re looking for something a little more tailored to you or something just that little bit different for your travels around Kyoto, then this is the store for you.
As you will see if you click on their website (linked below) they are a well-established company with more than one store and have 150,000 or more people visit every year. You can reserve your kimono in advance via their website or phone number (both listed below). The prices range from 3,000 Japanese Yen and continue to advance depending on the amount of people or more formal, or special, kimono’s. They don’t forget that little extra touch here as well because for an extra 500 Japanese Yen the ladies can also get traditional hair accessories to match their Kimono rentals.
Name: Rental Kimono Okamoto
Address: 6-546-8 Gojobashi-higashi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan
Business Hours: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Phone Number: +81 75-532-1320
Official Website: http://www.okamoto-kimono.com/
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The third and final place is Fuuka-Kimono. This place is by far my own personal favourite and is also a little fancier than most kimono rental stores. Fuuka-Kimono is the perfect kimono rental store for travellers planning on visiting Kyoto in the future for vacations or random trips. It is perfect because of their extensive information based website (which you can see in the links below). It covers all you need to know in English as well as Japanese making it amazing for planning your trip in advance.
Their huge photo gallery will allow you to see the range of kimono that they carry and help you make a choice when it comes to booking your rental slot. You can either book in advance online or by telephoning them directly. Prices start at 4,000 Japanese Yen which is slightly more than most others but for that extra little bit of money you will almost certainly get a wonderful experience and the staff are more than happy to give you advice on where to visit whilst you are in Kyoto.
Address: 235 Sendocho Shimogyo, Kyoto, Japan
Business Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Phone Number: +81 75-365-0099
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There we have it, 3 of the best of the best kimono rental stores in Japan’s amazing city of Kyoto. You will almost certainly find the right thing for you in one of these stores. Whether it’s cheap, simple and cheerful you’re looking for or whether you are looking for that little bit of extra fanciness then you are most certainly covered with these three stores. Don’t forget to check out the other pieces we have about Kyoto on the website and find yourself some cool places to visit after you have rented your Kimono.
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