We offer braided, braided down, loose chignon, loose bun, French twist style, and other requests. Traditional Japanese coiffures (+¥1,650) are also available as optional hairstyles. Please feel free to ask our staff.
I have short hair; can you do my hair?
Yes. We also offer curls at the end and rent hair accessories.
What is the size of the bags included in Kimono Rental Plan?
We offer a range of sizes from tote bags to pochette pouches.
Can I bring my own hair accessories, Obijime cords, lace items?
Yes, you can.
Can I also borrow hair accessories?
Hair accessories, Kanzashi hairpins, etc., are available. All can be used free of charge for those who request the hair set.
Can I rent hair accessories only?
Yes. Hair accessories only are available for ¥550. Please feel free to choose your favorite hair accessories, Kanzashi hairpins, etc.
What sizes of Tabi socks and Zori sandals do you have?
We have various sizes of 22-25cm for women and 25-29cm for men. (Japanese size).
About the Outside Photoshoot
Which shops offer the Outside Photoshoot?
The Outside Photoshoot is available at all our shops,【Yasaka Shrine shop, JR Nara shop, Nara Park shop】. However, a studio photoshoot is only available at the JR Nara shop. Click here to see the Outside Photoshoot.
Can I choose the photos for my photo album?
Yes, you can.
Is it possible to print more photo albums?
Yes, it is.
What happens when it is raining or there is bad weather?
Basically, we will shoot regardless of the weather. However, if you change the schedule due to inclement weather, we will not charge you a fee.
How do you move from shops to shooting locations?
In the case of location shooting in Higashiyama or Yasaka, we go on foot. In the case of in Gion or shrines, we will travel by taxi. The taxi fare will be paid by the customer. Even if we meet and part at the shooting location, you will also need to pay our taxi fare.
For wedding photography, can I bring my family members other than the bride and groom?
Yes, it is possible. It is also possible for you to take pictures with a digital camera or video camera. Customers are responsible for arranging a car and securing a parking space for the accompanying persons.
Can I take family or group photos?
Yes, it is possible. It costs +¥5,000 per additional person for an Outside Photoshoot. Please let us know in advance if you will be bringing pets. Please note that you cannot hug your pets while wearing the kimono.
I am having a wedding/reception/party in Kyoto. Can you offer an on-location shooting service?
Yes, it is possible. In this case, an additional fee is required. Please contact us for more information.
If I don't like the photos, can I return them?
We are sorry, but we do not offer refunds or returns after shooting.
Is it possible to take pictures at any shrine or temple?
Basically, we will only shoot at the locations we designate.
Can I ask you to take pictures at a shrine or temple on that day?
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are unable to accept photography at any of the shrines on the same day as permission is required by prior application. During long public holidays, and the cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons, shrines are booked up quickly, so we recommend that you book your appointments as soon as you have made your plans.
About Seasons & Weather
Do you have kimonos for summer (or winter)?
Yes. We offer rental Yukatas only from June to September. Please enjoy a kimono that matches the season.
I hear it is hot in Kyoto in summer. Can I walk around in a kimono in summer?
Thin kimonos for summer are available.
(In winter) Can I wear tights and thermal undershirts?
Yes. We offer a Warm Option including warm undershirts, shawls, and heat packs from December.
(In winter) Do you have shawls, Haori coats?
Yes. Faux fur scarfs and thick scarfs are available.
Is there anything I should bring on cold or hot days?
We recommend that you bring a portable fan or parasol in summer, gloves and open neck undershirts and leggings in winter.
Is it possible to walk around in kimono even in the rain?
You can walk around even in the rain. If you subscribe to the kimono Insurance Option (¥550), we will not charge you any cleaning fees for marks caused by rain or mud.
About Returning the Kimono
How should I return the kimono?
Please return it before 6:00pm on the same day. If you wish to return it after 6:00pm, you can return it the next day. In this case, the extra fee will be ¥1,100/day.
Can I return my kimono to the hotel where I am staying?
We apologize for the inconvenience. Due to our small number of staff we have to prevent the spread of COVID-19, so we are not accepting hotel returns at this time.
When should I return my kimono?
Please return it before 6:00pm. You can also return by noon the next day for an extra fee of ¥1,100.
Is the price for the Outside Photoshoot for one person?
The price is for two people. For three or more people, there will be an additional fee of ¥2,200 per person.
Are there additional fees for the Kimono Rental Plan and the Outside Photoshoot?
・The Kimono Rental Plan
The prices of kimono rental plans include the rental fees for the designated kimono with underwear, bags, Zori sandals, Tabi socks, and dressing by a kimono stylist. Please note that this will vary depending on the plan, conditions, etc. Additional fees are required for the services such as hair set, makeup, Outside Photoshoot, etc. Click here to see a list of kimono rental fees.
・Only Outside Photoshoot
The Outside Photoshoot fee includes shooting, shooting props, and shooting data. Additional fees are required for: ・taxi for the photographer and clients ・hair set/makeup ・kimono dressing if you bring your own kimono ・options for costume, hair/makeup, album, etc. ・kimono rental. Click here to see a list of Outside Photoshoot fees.
When am I required to pay?
・Kimono Rental Plan We require that you pay after you come to our shop and get dressed, before you leave to walk around in the kimono.
・Outside Photoshoot For the Outside Photoshoot we require that you pay before you leave to walk around in the kimono. In the case of extensions, etc., payment must be made when you return.
・Commemorative Japanese Style Wedding Photoshoot Payment is required when you make a reservation and come for a preliminary inspection for the Japanese style pre-shoot.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash and credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, American Express, JCB).