Tips for renting a kimono in Kyoto/Where to take stylish kimono photos

This time, our kimono rental guide will introduce you to the perfect photo spots and recommended locations that will stand out in Kyoto’s beautiful scenery. Here are some tips on how to leave wonderful memories in your photos.

With the Maiko of Gion, Kyoto: A fusion of tradition and fashion

Kimono photography in Gion has an even more glamorous atmosphere with traditional maikos in the background. You can take stylish photos that are unique to Kyoto, along with the quaint townscape.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple Stone Steps: Leave your footprints in a typical Kyoto kimono

The stone steps of Kiyomizu-dera Temple are a great place to take photos in kimono. The contrast between the historic stone steps and the kimono is beautiful, and you can enjoy the stone pavement beneath your feet as well.

Senbon Torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine: Colorful tunnel

Fushimi Inari Taisha’s Senbon Torii is a tunnel of colorful torii gates. It is known to go well with kimono patterns and allows for beautiful photos to be taken. A stylish piece in an atmospheric tunnel.

Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden: The beauty of Japanese clothing in harmony with nature

The gardens of the Kyoto Imperial Palace are a place where you can enjoy the beautiful nature of each season. If you want to take photos of Kyoto’s stylish kimono, it blends wonderfully with Japanese clothing, so be sure to visit.

Keage Incline: A slope with a retro atmosphere

Keage Incline is a place where the brick slopes create a retro atmosphere. You can enjoy the fusion of Japanese kimono and Western architecture, and take unique and stylish photos.



Make your trip to Kyoto even more special by enjoying stylish kimono photos at these spots.


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.
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