[Kyoto day trip] Enjoy Kyoto with rental kimono!

“I want to go to Kyoto!”
“I want to rent a kimono in Kyoto and sightsee the temples, shrines, and Kyoto townhouses!”
“But I don’t have enough time to just stay overnight, so I want to enjoy it on a day trip!”

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Even if long-term travel is difficult, there are many people who would like to casually enjoy a day trip.

Especially when it comes to Kyoto, it has a Japanese atmosphere. Would you like to wear a kimono and stroll through the streets of Kyoto townhouses and sample Kyoto cuisine?

Here we will tell you why renting a kimono is recommended for a day trip to Kyoto. In addition, Waplus Kyoto, which operates a kimono rental service in Kyoto, We will introduce you to “What kind of kimono rentals are available” and “Tourist spots that are easy to get to from Waplus Kyoto”!

Kimono rental is recommended for day trips!

There are 4 reasons why kimono rental is recommended for your day trip to Kyoto!

You can enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient capital of Kyoto even more

Speaking of Kyoto, it is famous for Kyoto townhouses, Kyoto cuisine, historic temples and shrines, and matcha tea. There are many places and shops that retain the traditional atmosphere of Japan, so just by wearing a kimono and visiting these places, you will be able to fully experience the atmosphere of Kyoto.

Also, by taking a photo wearing a kimono, you can take a photo that matches the atmosphere of the building such as a townhouse or shrine!

If you rent a kimono, you don’t have to bring anything!

When you travel, you inevitably end up carrying a lot of luggage, such as clothes, tools, and souvenirs needed for your overnight stay. If you were to take a kimono with you to the destination, it would be a very large piece of luggage.

However, with Waplus Kyoto’s kimono rental service, if you come with just one outfit, we have everything you need to coordinate, from the kimono to the obi, bag, purse, sandals, and tabi socks! If necessary, we also provide hair styling, which is an option.

Choose the one that suits you from a variety of kimonos

With kimono rental, you can choose to wear a variety of colors and patterns from kimono, yukata, furisode, hakama, etc. We have a wide variety of kimonos, from retro designs to trendy kimonos, so you’re sure to find one you’ll like.

Surprisingly affordable and reasonable pricing

Kimono generally has the impression that it is expensive, but kimono rental is not limited to that! At Waplus Kyoto, you can rent kimonos for a reasonable price starting from 2,980 yen.

Kyoto kimono rental plan, Waplus Kyoto

As mentioned above, you can easily rent a kimono even on a day trip!

Recommended points of Waplus Kyoto

There are many kimono rental shops in Kyoto. Among them, I will tell you the reason why I recommend Waplus Kyoto!

Historical luxury kimono store now open

Waplus Kyoto is a kimono rental store operated by a high-end kimono store founded in 1981. Because we are a kimono store with a long history, we rent high-quality kimonos at reasonable prices.

Good access to sightseeing in Kyoto

Waplus Kyoto is in the perfect location for sightseeing in Kyoto, “1 minute walk to Yasaka Shrine” and “12 minute walk to Kiyomizu Temple”, which are Kyoto’s leading tourist destinations! It has good access to trains and buses, which are essential when sightseeing in Kyoto, so you can easily visit all of Kyoto’s major sightseeing spots on a day trip.

Stylish and high quality kimono lineup

Taking advantage of our history as a kimono store, we offer a wide lineup of high-quality and stylish kimonos. We also carry a wide variety of kimonos, from Taisho Romantic, antique, and retro-modern kimonos to new kimonos and trendy kimonos.

Full of Japanese accessories

I think there are many people who say, “If I’m going to go to the trouble of renting a kimono, I want to be particular about the accessories!” At Waplus Kyoto, you can choose as many accessories as you want from all the items available in the store, so you can freely enjoy coordinating your items to your liking.

Additionally, Waplus Kyoto has kimono stylists who are knowledgeable about kimonos. If you are having trouble coordinating your outfit, please let us know how you like it, such as “cute”, “cool”, or “modern”! We will propose coordination that matches each image.

Original hair arrangement/hair set

At Hair Arrangement and Hair Sets, we provide custom-made hair arrangements that customers desire, rather than choosing from a set of predetermined hairstyles. We also offer a variety of hair jewelry, including Japanese items and dried flowers, so you can have fun choosing your accessories.

Flow of kimono rental usage

We will introduce you to the kimono rental process at Waplus Kyoto, which is limited to 30 groups per day!

1.Reservation for visit
There is a limit to the number of people we can accommodate per day, so please make an online reservation before coming to our store. Please make a reservation using the form or by phone.
2. Visit us
Once you have made your reservation, please come to our store on the scheduled date and time. If you will be late arriving on the day due to train or bus delays, please let us know.

*In Kyoto, transportation is often delayed on holidays such as Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays due to congestion. In particular, it is not uncommon for buses to be considerably delayed, so we recommend that you leave plenty of time for your trip.

3.Costume selection/hair set
We will listen to your wishes and create your favorite kimono and hair and makeup. The time required is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

If you are worried about choosing a kimono or don’t know which kimono suits you, please feel free to contact us. A kimono stylist with knowledge of kimonos will be happy to advise you.

If you let us know your image, such as “cute”, “cool”, “modern”, or “cool”, we will make some suggestions, so please feel free to contact us!

4. Going out
Once you have chosen your kimono and finished wearing it, you are ready to go out.

*If you are not used to wearing a kimono, it may come undone. For information on how to prevent and deal with clothes falling apart, see “Kimono Check out “You can fix your clothes by yourself! Explaining how to fix your clothes.” You can prevent your clothes from coming undone by knowing how to move in a way that won’t make them fall apart.

5, Return
Please return it according to the time specified in your rental plan. You can also return it the next day for an additional 1,100 yen. If you would like to return the item the next day, please let the staff know.

You can use kimono rental by following the above steps!

Please feel free to contact us if you are not sure which plan suits your day trip schedule. Our staff will recommend the best plan for you.

Also, when sightseeing, you want to walk around the city as light as possible. Clothes and carry cases taken off during dressing can be left at the Waplus Kyoto store! Please feel free to ask.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to ask our staff!

Frequently Asked Questions, Waplus Kyoto

Tourist spots near Waplus Kyoto

There are many tourist spots near Waplus Kyoto. Here, we will briefly introduce “Yasaka Shrine”, “Yasaka Koshindo”, and “Kiyomizu Temple”!

Yasaka Shrine

The first place we will introduce is Yasaka Shrine, which is famous for the Gion Festival!

Yasaka Shrine is said to have blessings for marriage, beauty, and warding off evil spirits, and is affectionately known as “Gion-san” in Kyoto.

At Yasaka Shrine, events and rituals etc. are also being done. Dance and gagaku performances are often offered at the Maiden, making it one of the recommended spots for sightseeing.

Yasaka Shrine
■Address: 625 North Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0073
■Kyoto Gion Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Koshindo

The second place we will introduce is Yasaka Koshindo, a Kyoto tourist attraction that is also famous as an Instagrammable spot.

When you visit Yasaka Koshindo, the first thing that catches your eye are the colorful talismans called Kukurizaru. This amulet contains the wish to “suppress one desire in order to make one wish come true.”

If you take a photo with this colorful Kukuri Monkey in the background, you will be able to capture a fantastic and extraordinary photo.

Yasaka Koshindo
■Address: 605-0828 Kyoto 390 Kanazono-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
■Yasaka Koshindo

Kiyomizu Temple

The last temple I would like to introduce is Kiyomizu-dera, which you often see on TV. Even if you have never been to Kyoto, there are probably many people who have seen the “Shimizu no Butai.”

In addition to the Kiyomizu stage, Kiyomizu-dera Temple also has many tourist attractions such as the three-storied pagoda, Niomon gate, and Otowa waterfall.

It is a tourist attraction that many people visit on holidays, but on weekdays or early in the morning, you can enjoy the view at a relatively leisurely pace. If you come to Kyoto, this is one place you should definitely visit at least once!

Kiyomizu temple
■Address: 1-294 Shimizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0862
■Otowayama Kiyomizudera Temple

Summary|Enjoy it even on a day trip! Let’s walk around Kyoto in kimono

So far, we have told you about “why kimono rental is recommended” and “recommended sightseeing spots in Kyoto” when taking a day trip to Kyoto.

Even in Kyoto, there are a lot of tourist spots, especially around Shijo Kawaramachi, so you can fully enjoy it even on a day trip. Please come and enjoy a kimono rental and a day trip to Kyoto at Waplus Kyoto, which is close to Shijo Kawaramachi Station!


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!