The charm of a kimono that only adults should wear ~ Take a leisurely stroll around Kyoto in a rental kimono ~


If you search for “Kyoto rental kimono” on SNS such as Twitter or Instagram, you will see cute photos of students and young people wearing kimonos.
From such a scene, some people may have the image that “rental kimono = something for young children to enjoy”.

However, kimono actually has a lot of charm that only adults can enjoy!
Therefore, this time we will introduce the benefits of kimono that adults can experience and how to enjoy kimono in a mature way.
There is no problem even if you are a kimono beginner! Please use this as a reference to find the kimono lifestyle that suits you.

[Charm of Kimono] What is the beauty of kimono that only adults can feel?

First, let’s talk about the benefits of wearing a kimono for adults.

It brings out not only the external beauty but also the internal beauty

When it comes to kimono style, we tend to focus on the beautiful fabric and obi, but in fact, it also brings out the beauty of the person wearing it.
For example, when you pass someone wearing a kimono on the street, you might say something like, “That’s an elegant atmosphere,” “I see you live a polite life that allows you to wear a kimono,” or “I’m interested in Japanese culture, or you’re an intellectual.” Have you ever thought, “That’s the type of person you are?”

Kimono, which has a long history, refines the appearance of the adult wearing it and makes it even more beautiful.
In addition, just as wearing a kimono’s sleeves naturally stretches your back, it also brings out the confidence and elegance that a person naturally possesses.

Simple and mature style

One of the best parts of wearing a kimono as an adult is that it is easier to wear a simple kimono than when you were a student.
A simple kimono that may seem plain at first glance becomes a masterpiece that exudes personality and dignity when worn by an adult.
There are also playful obi and obi clasps that are suitable only for adults, so you can enjoy a different flavor from the traditional Shichi-Go-San and Coming of Age Ceremony furisode.

Feel the Japanese atmosphere with your whole body

Kimono is a unique garment that allows you to feel the four seasons and history of Japan.
For example, the tailoring of kimono is different for each of the 24 seasonal periods, such as thin fabrics such as ro or asa for around July, and linings of rinzu or tsumugi for around October. Masu. In addition, during the Harvest Moon, you can wear a rabbit-patterned obi with a moon-motif obi clasp, allowing for an infinite variety of seasonal outfits.
The ability to express the delicate changes of the seasons through kimono is something only adults with a wealth of life experience and knowledge can appreciate.

[Start with rental kimono] Reasons why adult kimonos are recommended for beginners

However, there are many people who are unable to touch a kimono because they feel anxious, saying, “I don’t have enough kimono to choose freely,” “I don’t know the correct way to wear it,” and “I haven’t dressed myself in years.” think.
Therefore, we recommend a kimono rental service for adults. From here, we will introduce the benefits of using rental kimono for adults.

You can try out the kimono you’re interested in at a reasonable price

The appeal of renting a kimono is that you can try it out at a much more affordable price than actually purchasing one.
When purchasing a kimono tailored for yourself, it often costs over 100,000 yen. Also, when it comes to accessories such as obi and tabi socks, it can cost hundreds of thousands of yen for a single outfit.

However, if you use a kimono rental service, you can complete your entire outfit for just a few thousand yen! If you rent a kimono, you can easily try out the kimono you’re interested in for a few hours to a day.
The lowest price for a full set is 2,980 yen! Click here for Waplus Kyoto rental plans and prices

Easy coordination with expert advice

As an adult, do you sometimes feel hesitant about asking questions to the clothing store, such as, “Aren’t you embarrassed to ask such elementary questions?”
The staff at kimono rental shops are often used to answering questions from kimono beginners, and you can rest assured that they will give you detailed instructions on how to dress beautifully.
From a professional perspective, our staff coordinates items to suit the wearer’s generation, preferences, and trends. Additionally, some kimono rental stores carry a wide variety of items from kimonos to obi belts and bags.

Another big advantage of using a rental kimono store is that you can easily create the coordination that suits you based on the advice of experts.
Waplus Kyoto has a kimono stylist

You can rediscover your charm that you didn’t notice before

By using a rental kimono, you can create a look that you couldn’t achieve with just your own wardrobe, and expand your coordination options.
You can make new discoveries such as, “I thought only pink colors looked good on me, but blue and indigo also look good on me!” “You can have so much fun with obi and accessories!”
By renting a kimono, you will become aware of your own charm, which will have a positive impact on your everyday fashion and life.

“Kimono selection, dressing, and tidying up” are convenient in one set

At a kimono rental shop, you can leave everything to the staff, from “coordinating the kimono” which requires good taste, to “dressing” which is difficult if you are not used to it, to “cleaning up” which can be a hassle!
It saves time and is a great service for today’s busy adults.
If you prepare everything yourself, you may end up feeling exhausted before you go out.
When you go out using a rental kimono shop, you can use as much of your physical and mental energy as you can at your destination, which will make a difference in how fulfilling your day is.

[How to enjoy kimono for adults] Stroll around Kyoto in a rental kimono

How to enjoy rental kimono for adults
A recommended way for adults to enjoy kimono is to rent a kimono and walk around Kyoto!
Why not create a beautiful coordination and experience the atmosphere of Kyoto by following the steps below?

STEP1: Find a rental kimono store near the spot you want to visit

Each area of Kyoto has its own unique characteristics, and there are many walking spots.
If you want to fully enjoy your time wearing a kimono, it is convenient to use a rental kimono shop near the place you want to sightsee or walk around.
Due to the time required to get dressed and get your hair done, it will go more smoothly if you make a reservation before heading to the store.
Right near Yasaka Shrine! Click here for reservations and inquiries about Waplus Kyoto

STEP2: Forget about your busy daily life! Have a relaxing time

Once you’ve finished putting on your rental kimono, let’s spend a relaxing time in Kyoto until it’s time to return it.
It’s good to visit as many places as possible, but we also recommend taking a deep breath while looking at the cityscape of Kyoto and relaxing enough to forget about your busy daily life.
You may be able to enjoy a more elegant time than usual because you are wearing a kimono.

[Walk around Kyoto in a rental kimono] Recommended spots around Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple

We will introduce you to spots where you can relax and explore around Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. Please feel free to use it as a reference.

Bakumatsu Meiji Restoration Museum Ryozan History Museum

A comprehensive museum located near Kiyomizu-dera Temple that specializes in the end of the Edo period and the Meiji Restoration. You can take a close look at valuable historical materials, such as the belongings of patriots who overthrew the Shogunate, such as Ryoma Sakamoto and Shintaro Nakaoka.

■Address: 1 Seikanji Ryozancho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0861
Bakumatsu Meiji Restoration Museum Ryozen History Museum Official Website

Kyoto Gion Lamp Museum

A museum of oil lamps from the Meiji era, located near Yasaka Shrine. You can view a variety of beautiful lamps along with the historical background from the Edo to Meiji periods.

■Address: 540-1 South Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0074
Kyoto Museum Exploration Kyoto Gion Lamp Museum

Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto

A private art museum located on the street from Yasaka Shrine to Gion Shijo Station. The museum’s collection mainly includes works by Kagaku Murakami, Kaoru Yamaguchi, and Rosanjin Kitaoji, and special exhibitions are held several times a year.

■Address: 271 Gion-cho Northside, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0073
Kabikan Museum of Contemporary Art Kyoto Official Website

If you want to enjoy rental kimono for adults, go to “Waplus Kyoto”

We have introduced how adults can enjoy wearing kimonos and the appeal of rental kimonos.
By using a rental kimono, you can easily enjoy a stylish look not only near your home, but also at travel destinations such as Kyoto!

If you would like to enjoy rental kimono in Kyoto, please contact Waplus Kyoto. We will propose a mature and stylish look with a one-of-a-kind styling that is perfect for you.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

We would like to help many customers smile through kimono rental.
I love spending time listening to customer requests and proposing kimono coordination and deciding on hair styles!
I am particularly good at hair styling, so please leave it to me to create the currently popular feminine hair.
I'll make it look cute!
My hobbies are music, movies, and shopping!
Please come and visit Waplus Kyoto!
We will suggest cute coordination!