How to enjoy Kyoto kimono rental that will deepen your relationship, from how to choose to the key points of link coordination.

Hello, I’m a staff member working at a kimono rental shop in Kyoto. Renting a kimono in Kyoto has become a special experience for many visiting couples. In this article, we’ll introduce you to ways to enjoy kimono rental that will deepen your relationship, from points to consider when choosing a kimono or yukata to tips for coordinating the two of you together. Why not deepen your bond even more while feeling the good old atmosphere of Kyoto?

Basics of choosing a kimono

Respect your preferences

First of all, it is important to choose while respecting each other’s preferences. Choose from a variety of colorful kimonos that you both like. By exchanging opinions about colors and patterns, you can double the fun of choosing.

Be aware of the seasons

Each of Kyoto’s four seasons has its own charm. Depending on the season you visit, you can choose a kimono or yukata that expresses the seasonal feeling, and you will be able to take photos that are more in harmony with the Kyoto cityscape.

Accentuate with accessories and small items

In addition to kimono and yukata, accessories and small items such as obijime, obiage, and hair ornaments also play an important role. By choosing accessories together, you can bring out each other’s styles.

Link coordination tips

Create a sense of unity with color

You don’t have to choose kimono with the exact same pattern, but matching the colors will naturally create a sense of unity. For example, it would be nice to match the color tones, such as him choosing a deep blue kimono and her wearing a soft blue kimono.

Make a difference with accessories

If the kimonos you both choose are similar, we recommend adding individuality with accessories such as obi, obiage, and hair ornaments. Even with the same color, you can enjoy different materials and designs.

Choose a shooting spot

Choosing a photo spot is also important in order to make your link coordination stand out. Kyoto has many spots full of old townscapes and natural beauty. It is a good idea to research in advance where the kimonos of both of you will stand out.


Renting a kimono in Kyoto will create unforgettable memories for couples. From the process of choosing a kimono or yukata to enjoying linked coordination, everything is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen the bond between the two of you. The key to success in link coordination is to create a sense of unity through the use of accessories and color while keeping in mind the basics of selection. You can also choose your photo spot in advance to make your time even more special.

To further enrich your experience

Book early

Reservations are particularly high during the tourist season and on weekends. Make your reservation early to ensure you get your favorite kimono.

Hire a professional photographer

One way to make your memories of Kyoto even more beautiful is to ask a professional photographer to take your photos. Why not try something a little more luxurious for your special day?

Protect etiquette in kimono

When wearing a kimono, remember to maintain its beauty and be considerate of those around you. For example, try to enjoy the kimono in ways that are unique to kimono, such as being careful not to get your obi obi dirty when eating, or slowing down and enjoying the scenery.


Renting a kimono in Kyoto is more than just sightseeing. The harmony between the beauty of the kimono and the atmosphere of the ancient capital of Kyoto will deepen your relationship. Please take advantage of the points introduced this time and fully enjoy your special time just for the two of you. We hope that the day you spend in kimono will deepen your relationship and create irreplaceable memories.


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!