Recommended Kyoto yukata rental shops that are perfect for couples and look great on SNS

Strolling through the streets of Kyoto in yukata is a great opportunity for couples to make unforgettable memories. In this article, as someone who knows a lot about yukata rental in Kyoto, I will introduce recommended shops for couples and their charms. Wearing a yukata and walking through the historic townscape will deepen your relationship and create photos that will look great on social media.

Charm of Kyoto Yukata Rental

Kyoto has many places that reflect the beauty of each season. Especially in the summer, there are many events where you can enjoy wearing a yukata, such as dining on the riverbed and fireworks displays. At times like these, renting a yukata and strolling around the city provides a special experience that is different from the usual. Yukata is also easy to move around in, making it perfect for staying cool and comfortable in Kyoto during the summer.

Recommended rental shops


Hanaya is a rental shop that carries a wide selection of yukatas with designs that incorporate the latest trends. There are many designs that couples can match, making their photos even more special. In addition, professional staff will help you wear the yukata, so even those who are wearing a yukata for the first time can feel at ease.

Yukata House

Yukata no Yakata offers a wide range of choices, from traditional patterns to modern designs. This shop also rents accessories and hair ornaments, so you can enjoy total coordination. We also have special plans for couples, which are recommended for two people.

Yukata shop in Kyoto

As the name suggests, “Kyoto Yukata Shop” carries a wide variety of yukata that cherish the traditional beauty of Kyoto. Handmade yukatas are rich in texture and have a quality that is suitable for special occasions. Couples can choose the same pattern or enjoy coordinating with different colors.

Kyoto spots to visit in yukata

Kiyomizu Temple

The special nighttime viewing of Kiyomizu-dera Temple is the perfect event to visit in a yukata. The illuminated precincts give off a fantastical beauty, adding a romantic atmosphere to a stroll as a couple.

Gion Shirakawa

Gion Shirakawa is a place where you can enjoy beautiful scenery day and night. Especially at dusk, the atmospheric lights of the townscape and the murmuring of the river create a special moment. Ideal for couples to enjoy a leisurely stroll.


Arashiyama is full of spots that you would want to visit in a yukata, such as the Bamboo Forest Road and Togetsukyo Bridge. Especially in the early morning and dusk in summer, there are fewer people and you can enjoy a relaxing time. Enjoy taking a commemorative photo of the two of you while feeling the cool breeze of the bamboo forest.

Points to note when renting a yukata

Early reservation

Demand for yukata rentals is especially high during the summer. We recommend making reservations early before your desired design and size are sold out.

Kimono dressing and manners

Putting on a yukata is surprisingly complicated. When using a kimono dressing service at a shop, be sure to check the required time and plan well in advance. Also, be sure to follow good manners in public places and enjoy the yukata culture.

How to choose accessories

Choosing simple accessories to match your yukata will improve the overall balance. Some shops also rent accessories, so it’s a good idea to ask about coordinating them.


Yukata rental in Kyoto provides a special experience for couples. By strolling through the quaint streets of the ancient capital in yukata, you can deepen your relationship and create beautiful memories. Please refer to the shops and spots introduced in this article and enjoy a stroll around Kyoto just for the two of you. Why not spend an unforgettable summer day in Kyoto?


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!
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