How to choose a store and things to keep in mind when renting a yukata as a couple, 5 recommended stores

Renting a yukata is a must if you want to enjoy a summer stroll in Kyoto as a couple. However, with so many rental shops out there, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. In this article, we will introduce 5 particularly recommended rental shops, as well as how to choose a shop and things to keep in mind when renting a yukata as a couple. This includes Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine store. Here are some tips for your special day as a couple.

How to choose a yukata rental shop

Good location

Choosing a store that is easily accessible from Kyoto’s main tourist spots will make it easier to move around after changing clothes. We especially recommend staying near popular areas such as Gion and Kiyomizu Temple.

Abundance of design

If you’re visiting as a couple, it’s a good idea to choose a store that has a wide selection of designs and colors, taking into consideration the tastes and coordination of the two of you.

Couple discounts and benefits

If you choose a store that offers discount plans and benefits for couples, you can get a great deal on rentals. Check the plan in advance.


Don’t forget to reserve in advance

Demand for yukata rentals increases especially during the summer. Early reservations are required to ensure availability on your desired date.

Be careful with time management

Dressing up can sometimes take a surprisingly long time. Plan your schedule with plenty of time.

Check for comfort

Since you will be wearing it for a long time, it is a good idea to check in advance whether it is comfortable to wear. If you are unsure, please consult the staff.

5 recommended stores

Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine store

Located right next to Yasaka Shrine, it is the perfect location for walking around Gion. One of the attractions is the rich variety of yukata designs specially designed for couples and the friendly dressing service.

Kyoto Kimono Rental Yumekan

It is located near Kyoto Station and has good access. We offer a wide variety of yukata designs at reasonable prices.

Beautiful Kyoto Yukata Rental Aya-SAI-

Located in Gion Shijo, we have a wide selection of high-quality yukata. Couples can have fun choosing one and it will brighten up their special day.

Kimono rental VASARA Gion store

VASARA is a rental shop that is especially popular among young couples, offering stylish yukatas that incorporate the latest trends. Located in the center of Gion, it has excellent access to tourist spots. We provide total support from dressing to hair styling, so even first-time users can use it with confidence.

Kyoto Mono Plaza Gion store

“Kyo Mono Hiroba” is known for its wide variety of yukata options and kind and courteous service. At our Gion store, we have special plans that will especially please couples. The staff will support you from choosing your yukata to dressing you, so you can spend your day comfortably.


Yukata rental in Kyoto provides a special experience for couples. By keeping in mind the key points to choose, paying attention to advance reservations and time management, you can spend your time more comfortably. Make wonderful memories just for the two of you at the recommended shops, including the Waplus Kyoto Yasaka Shrine store introduced this time. Stroll through the good old streets of Gion in a yukata and have an unforgettable time.


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!